on August 17, 2018
Taxpayers Federation granted leave to intervene in court battle over size of Toronto city councilOntario The Better Local Government Act reduces the size of Toronto city council from a planned 47 wards to 25 wards. The act is being challenged in court and CTF has been granted leave to intervene in support of the legislation
City’s liability for retirement bonus is enormousAlberta The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a freedom of information response from the City of Calgary today that shows taxpayers are on the hook for $73 million in goodbye bonuses for retiring city employees ...
Global Affairs Canada is wasting your moneyFederal Would you pay $286 for a seat cushion? How about $117 for a wine glass? Or $1,000 for a chair?
B.C. Interior needs break from VictoriaBritish Columbia
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
on June 18, 2018
Response to Councillor GondekCalgary City Councillor Jyoti Gondek recently defended council's golden pension in a Facebook post ... and criticized CTF research on the matter. Here is our response ... Read More
on May 24, 2018
ASBA Document – ObtainedRecently we obtained a copy of a budget document related to the Alberta School Boards Association upcoming budget ... Read More
on May 13, 2018
Calgary's golf courses drowning in red inkEarlier this year the Canadian Taxpayers Federation filed a Freedom of Information request with the City of Calgary to obtain revenue and expenditure figures for the city’s six golf courses. The city’s response shows the courses are drowning in red ink. Read More
on May 10, 2018
Dining in the sky on taxpayers’ dimeHave you ever wondered what politicians eat when they’re travelling? We were curious to find out (and to find out how much it cost taxpayers) so we filed some Access to Information requests for the food consumed on the Prime Minister’s plane for a few months last year. Read More
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