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Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered a pair of oversized scissors to Finance Canada

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered a pair of oversized scissors to Finance Canada today to encourage Finance Minister Bill Morneau to start cutting spending.

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The 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 workers

Federal 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 that

Atlantic 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.
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AB: Scale Back Calgary’s Golden Benefits

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

BC: Stop the "School" Property Tax Hike

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

AB: No Calgary Olympic bid

Alberta
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

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

Federal: 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

Federal: 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

Federal: No 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

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

Ontario
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

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

NB: 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

Federal: 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

Federal: 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

MB: Cut the PST

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

Federal: 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

Federal: 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

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

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 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
on July 25, 2018

Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?

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

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

Ottawa spent over $127K on crystal glassware.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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