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CTF welcomes Conservative pledge to cut corporate welfare

Federal CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released a statement in response to the Conservative Party’s pledge to cut $1.5 billion in corporate welfare handout

Election Wish list

Federal We believe these 19 policies – some small, some big – will leave more money in the pockets of Canadians, give them better value for tax dollars spent and hold our politicians more accountable

Labour Day Reality Check

Federal We released an analysis comparing days lost to sickness or disability in the government and private sectors, showing that bureaucrats take far more sick days than their counterparts outside of government.

Taxpayer Victory

Atlantic We are celebrating a victory for taxpayers with the news that Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Nova Scotia Member of Parliament, has officially rejected the proposal for $18 million tax dollars for a luxury golf course airport in Cape Breton.
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Don’t Hurt N.B. Businesses with Property Tax Hikes

Atlantic
New Brunswick businesses already pay too much tax at every level, including property taxes. Commercial property taxes in New Brunswick are among the highest in Canada. Sign the petition

Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

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

Scrap the Federal Carbon Tax

Federal
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

Scale Back Calgary’s Golden Benefits

Alberta
The pension benefits provided to city council are way too rich. Sign the petition

No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Alberta
Calgarians support their hockey team and arena voluntarily through ticket sales and concessions, not through taxes. The City of Calgary can support the construction of a new arena in many ways without asking taxpayers to open their wallets. Sign the petition

STOP the School Tax on property in B.C.

British Columbia
British Columbians should not be punished for owning a home in this province. Sign the petition

Contre les hausses de taxes à Montréal

Quebec
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

Chop the meat tax

Federal
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

No Money for Omar Khadr

Federal
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

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

Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

Atlantic
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

National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

Federal
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

Put Parliament's Expense Receipts Online

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

Balance the Federal Budget

Federal
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

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

Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

Atlantic
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 December 07, 2018

Keating's False Statements

Keating's False StatementsThe following is a guest blog post by Colin Craig concerning comments by Councillor Keating about city council's golden pension plan, and Keating's recent comments about the city's retirement bonuses. Read More
on September 14, 2018

The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty Penny

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

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Why does TransLink's CEO earn more than the Prime Minister of Canada?

CTF BC Director Kris Sims says it is outrageous that the head of a small government-owned regional transit line would earn more than the Premier of BC and the Prime Minister of Canada.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/global-affairs-canada-has-spent--127k-on-crystal-glass-and-stemware-since-2016

Global Affairs Canada has spent $127K on crystal glass and stemware since 2016

Ottawa spent over $127K on crystal glassware.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/alberta-has-a-spending-problem-not-a-revenue-problem

Alberta has a spending problem not a revenue problem

Some special interest groups are misleading Albertans by suggesting the province needs to raise taxes to deal with its serious financial difficulties.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/why-trudeau-s-carbon-tax-is-bad-for-canada

Why Trudeau's carbon tax is bad for Canada

CTF directors across Canada give reasons why Trudeau's carbon tax is bad for their region and ultimately Canada.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-launches-alberta-debt-clock-tour

CTF launches Alberta Debt Clock Tour

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is touring its debt clock around Alberta to expose the province's rapidly growing debt.
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How should Doug Ford save your family money?

We asked Ontarians how Doug Ford can save them money.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ottawa-buys-the-kinder-morgan-pipeline

Ottawa buys the Kinder Morgan pipeline

CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick comments on the Trudeau government's recent purchase of Kinder Morgan pipeline.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/carbon-taxes--the-washington-state-experience

Carbon taxes: The Washington State experience

The CTF 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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/canadian-taxpayers-federation-calls-for-lower-gas-taxes

Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls for lower gas taxes

The CTF called 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 event.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-seeks-intervenor-status-in-kinder-morgan-pipeline-court-case

CTF seeks intervenor status in Kinder Morgan pipeline court case

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is joining the fight over the Kinder Morgan pipeline. We are seeking intervenor status in the ongoing court fight, standing up for taxpayers. Oil and gas are vital to our economy and to our modern way of life- this pipeline needs to be built or we won’t have the money and salaries needed to pay the sky high taxes imposed on us in the first place. Help us by visiting taxpayer.com - Stand Up and Be Heard
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/trudeau-s-escaltor-tax-hits-alcohol-on-april-1

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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/give-calgary-taxpayers-a-say-on-hosting-the-olympics

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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ontario-s-2018-budget

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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/corporate-welfare-for-bombardier-

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?
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/concerns-about-the-2018-alberta-budget

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.
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