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Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls for elimination of federal excise tax on gasoline

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal government to remove the federal excise tax on gasoline in order to give Canadians relief at the pumps as part of the CTF’s 20th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, with press conferences held across the country from Vancouver to Montreal.

Canadian Taxpayers Federation to seek intervener status in B.C. and Saskatchewan court references

Federal OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) will seek standing as an intervener in two upcoming court references launched by the governments of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, respectively.

First Nations activist forces Onion Lake Cree Nation to provide financial transparency

Saskatchewan, Federal REGINA, SK: After multiple wins in court, Charmaine Stick, an activist from Onion Lake Cree Nation, and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) have successfully forced Onion Lake’s leaders to publish the band’s basic financial information.

Carbon Taxes: The Washington state experience

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has launched a cross-country tour with Todd Myers, Director for the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, to share lessons from his state’s experience with carbon taxes.

AB: No Calgary Olympic bid

Calgary households and businesses can’t afford a large property tax increase to pay for hosting the Olympics. Sign the petition

Contre les hausses de taxes à Montréal

Au cours de la dernière campagne pour la mairie de Montréal, Valérie Plante s’est engagée à ne pas hausser les taxes plus rapidement que l’inflation. Malheureusement, lors de son premier budget, elle a brisé cette promesse. Sign the petition

Federal: Chop the meat tax

Canadians from coast to coast to coast already pay some of the highest taxes in the world and our meat producers abide by some of the toughest environmental rules on the planet. Sign the petition

Federal: No Money for Omar Khadr

Media are reporting that the federal government is preparing to offer Omar Khadr a $10 million compensation package paid for by Canadian taxpayers. Sign the petition

Federal: No Federal Carbon Tax

Your government’s plan to impose a “pan-Canadian carbon framework” – a carbon tax - on any province that refuses to do so itself will be an unfair hit to Canadian families, businesses and rural communities. Sign the petition

BC: Cut Vancouver housing taxes

British Columbia
Housing costs in the Lower Mainland are out of control. But more taxes are not the answer. Instead, you need to cut back the 37% of housing costs that go to government. Sign the petition

ON: Reverse the Beer Tax Hike

Beer in Ontario is already heavily taxed, and Kathleen Wynne’s plan to hike the tax by another $1 on a case of 24 will make beer even more expensive. Sign the petition

ON: Axe the Travel Tax

Flying is one of the most heavily taxed activities in Canada. Sign the petition

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in Ontario!

Ontarians already pay some of the highest hydro prices in North America, and our energy rates continue to rise every year. Sign the petition

NB: Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

New Brunswick taxpayers have seen almost every tax and fee raised in an effort to balance the budget, yet the government is still spending hundreds of millions more than they are bringing in. Sign the petition

Federal: National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

The Canadian Senate is neither elected nor accountable to Canadians. For nearly 20 years, politicians have dragged their feet on Senate reform. Sign the petition

Federal: Put Parliament's Expense Receipts Online

MPs and Senators should be transparent and accountable to taxpayers with how they spend taxpayers' money. Sign the petition

MB: Cut the PST

Petition to stop the Manitoba government from raising the PST. Sign the petition

Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

Require the federal government by law to continue dedicating all gas and diesel taxes to roads. Sign the petition

Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

The federal government has run deficits in 37 of the last 50 years, which has resulted in a federal debt of over This $651 billion. debt costs Canadians $26.3 billion dollars per year in interest payments alone. Sign the petition

Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

Federal, Saskatchewan
Taxpayers can't afford to keep paying billions of dollars each year to bailout government employee pension plans. Sign the petition

NS: Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

We the undersigned, demand the Nova Scotia government honor its commitment to balance the budget in 2013-14 Sign the petition

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on May 13, 2018

Calgary's golf courses drowning in red ink

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’ dime

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
on April 13, 2018

Calgary's Olympic Bid: Top 5 Gaffes

Calgary's Olympic Bid: Top 5 GaffesIt’s not clear who is really pushing a Calgary Olympic bid behind the scenes, but it’s pretty clear the process has been a mess. Here are the “top 5 gaffes” related to Calgary’s Olympic bid exploration efforts so far... Read More
on April 10, 2018

Update on the high-flying CRTC Commissioner

Update on the high-flying CRTC CommissionerLast month we introduced you to Stephen B.Simpson, the CRTC’s British Columbia & Yukon commissioner and his preference for expensive flights and suggested maybe he stay home in BC. Except it turns out maybe his home isn’t even in BC. Read More


Recent Media

Trudeau's escaltor tax hits alcohol on April 1

CTF's VP Communications Scott Hennig comments on the recent 1.5% increase in alcohol tax on April 1, 2018. In the last federal budget, the Trudeau government introduced the escalator tax that automatically increases the tax on alcohol each year without debating it in the House of Commons.

Give Calgary taxpayers a say on hosting the Olympics

The Alberta government stated it would provide financial support for Calgary's Olympic bid provided the city holds a plebiscite and Calgarians agree to host the Olynpics.

Ontario's 2018 Budget

The CTF's Christine Van Geyn was in the Ontario Budget lockup today. Here's her take on the 2018 Ontario budget. Spoiler: higher spending, higher debt and higher taxes.

Corporate welfare for Bombardier?

After hearing news, Bombardier executives received a 12% pay increase in 2017, CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick questions the taxpayer bailouts given the corporation?

Concerns about the 2018 Alberta budget

CTF's VP Communications Scott Hennig expresses his concerns about the 2018 Alberta budget. The government stated that it expects the provincial debt to hit $96 Billion in five years.

BC's sky-rocketing gas prices

CTF BC Director Kris Sims says BC sky high gas prices are expected to go even higher.

Alberta's monstrous debt forecast

The Alberta government expects the provincial debt will hit $96 billion in the next five years. CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig says the debt's growth rate under the NDP government is unprecedented in that province.

Manitoba implements a carbon tax

CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay comments on the Mantioba government's new carbon tax.

Foreign Oil's Free Pass

New documents show the Trudeau government put up a barrier in front of Canadian oil, but rolled out the red carpet for foreign oil. This approach is costing taxpayers billions! Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions

Is ICBC ready to crack down on good drivers?

Despite what ICBC claims, BC is not full of bad drivers. BC Director Kris Sims comments on suggestions ICBC may start raising the premiums of good drivers in order to deal with its $1.3 billion deficit. ICBC already has some of the highest car insurance rates in Canada.

Dismantling Parliament Hill's Outdoor Rink

After wasting $8.2 million on a temporary outdoor rink on Parliament Hill, the federal government is now tearing it down.

2018 Alberta Budget

Scott Hennig, CTF VP Communications discussing the Alberta Budget to be presented on March 22, 2018.

Ottawa spends $118K on Calendars

We got a tip that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner was spending a lot of money on calendars. So we ATIP'd it. They spent $118,359 on 44,549 paper calendars in the last five years! Who even uses paper calendars anymore? Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions

The truth about Alberta's budget update

CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig breaks down the good news and bad news on the Alberta Government's budget update.

Will the Trudeau Liberals ever find a way to balance the budget?

CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick provides a breakdown of recently announced Federal budget. The Federal debt will rise a further $80 billion by 2022 – a total increase of $110 billion since Liberals came into office
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