on October 19, 2018
Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered a pair of oversized scissors to Finance CanadaFederal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered a pair of oversized scissors to Finance Canada today to encourage Finance Minister Bill Morneau to start cutting spending.
Career Opportunity: President and CEOThe Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s leading non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and experienced leader to join our organization in the role of President and CEO.
80% of government employees have guaranteed pensions compared to 10% of private sector workersFederal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released an analysis of federal pensions based on data compiled by Statistics Canada, which shows that risky defined-benefit pensions are vanishing in the private sector, but remain overwhelmingly common within government.
Don’t be fooled by spending promises New Brunswick can’t pay for thatAtlantic During elections, politicians throw your money around like drunken sailors. But the reality is that the New Brunswick government – whichever party that may hold power next week – doesn’t have the money to pay for any new spending promises. New spending today means tax hikes tomorrow, at best – and the potential for much darker economic consequences if politicians continue to ignore reality.
on October 17, 2018
Cost to Calgary households to host 2026 OlympicsThe CTF has released analysis that shows a Calgary household will have to pay at least $2,000 extra to host the 2026 winter Olympics. Read More
on September 14, 2018
The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty PennyThis week, Calgary’s official Olympic bidding organization, “BidCo,” released their hosting plans for the 2026 winter games. The plan outlines how much the Olympics is expected to cost, infrastructure plans, expected revenues, and the total bill that must be covered by taxpayers. Let’s take a closer look at BidCo’s hosting plan and the potential bill (a little foreshadowing: taxpayers are expected to fork up a pretty penny). Read More
on August 23, 2018
City of Calgary – Lots of room for improvementWe routinely hear the City of Calgary either has to raise taxes or cut services. This blog post shows that's just not true ... Read More
on August 17, 2018
A high-level bureaucrat just bought a Tesla with your moneyDespite making $415,000 per year, Investissement Québec CEO Pierre-Gabriel Côté wants you to pay for his new luxury car. Read More
on August 16, 2018
A couple quick notes about government employee "pay freezes" in Alberta...Taxpayers should know the truth behind the Alberta government's claims about negotiating "pay freezes" with government employees. Read More
on August 09, 2018
Lantic ... a subsidy in the making?A while ago I decided to look into something advertised in the Lethbridge Herald about a Quebec company called Lantic... Read More
on July 25, 2018
Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?It’s easy to shrug off the cost of the carbon tax if you’re not paying the full bill ... say, if you’re a provincial cabinet minister and you use your taxpayer-funded government vehicle to drive off to Banff for the weekend or if you use it routinely for your weekend grocery trips. Read More
on July 24, 2018
Photo radar – a look at "safety efforts" in "Edmonton" and "Calgary"Governments often claim that they hand out photo radar tickets because drivers are committing unsafe acts. This begs the question – what are governments doing to address locations where there's a high incidence of such tickets? Read More
on July 11, 2018
2018 Alberta Debt Clock tourSee this link for details on the CTF's 2018 Alberta Debt Clock tour... Read More
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