on October 25, 2018
30,000 signatures demanding the government stop covering expenses for former governors generalFederal You know Canadians have had enough when more than 30,000 of us sign a petition in one week. Everyone – including all of the provincial lieutenant governors in the country – knows that you shouldn’t be keeping your expense account after you leave your job.
CTF calls on Trudeau government to change former governors general expense policy to match provincial lieutenant governorsFederal We confirmed that provincial lieutenant governors do not receive expense accounts after leaving office and today called on the Trudeau government to change the policy that allows former governors general to bill taxpayers for millions of dollars in expenses indefinitely.
Petition: Cut off expenses when a governor general leaves officeFederal Ordinary Canadians don’t keep getting their expenses paid after they’ve left a job. It’s wrong to keep paying a former governor general’s expenses.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to Trudeau carbon tax announcementFederal Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s carbon tax announcement.
on October 19, 2018
What Queen's Park "severance policy" is Patrick Brown talking about? We have a copyPatrick's math doesn't add up - he used a loophole to pay his friends' severence Read More
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
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