on March 15, 2018
Alberta’s 2018 Budget: A total messAlberta The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) responded to the Alberta government’s 2018 budget today by raising red flags about the province’s ballooning debt, failure to control spending and reliance on another boom in order to balance the budget.
Balanced budgets still matter to CanadiansFederal ust four months ago Finance Minister Charles Sousa restated his commitment to balance the Ontario budget. The government’s speech from the throne has now confirmed that instead, the province will have an $8 billion deficit. And that they are “deliberately” choosing to run a deficit despite their repeated commitment not to.
Transparency strengthened at Thunderchild First NationSaskatchewan, Federal SASKATOON, SK: Activists from Thunderchild First Nation achieved a significant step to restore accountability and transparency after band leaders agreed to release the community’s basic financial documents.
SIGN PETITION: No Small Business Tax HikesFederal Minister Morneau’s proposals to change how business taxes apply to Canadian small businesses will mean a major tax hike for them.
on March 07, 2018
Documents show city administrators dropped the ball on firefighters’ president dealWhen news broke that taxpayers were covering 60% of the salary for the president of the Winnipeg firefighters’ union, we had some questions. Here’s the biggest one: how did this happen? Read More
on February 26, 2018
Two pensions for Nenshi?Those following the current discussion about the golden pension benefits provided to Calgary's city council might find this blog post of interest ... notably, the fact that Calgary appears to be the only major city in Canada that offers two pensions for its mayor. Read More
on January 28, 2018
Good news about the Alberta government's travel expensesA few weeks ago various media reported on the Alberta government’s travel costs and other expenses for its senior staff and politicians. As the figures reported by media conflicted, I decided to take a closer look at the data... Read More
on January 23, 2018
A closer look at AB and SK's economic growthThere have been a few barbs on Twitter and in the media over the past while about the economic performance of Saskatchewan and Alberta during the recent recession and recovery period...so I decided to take a closer look at what's going on... Read More
on January 22, 2018
Information BuffetSome FOIs and information on several different topics (primarily Alberta-related) that taxpayers might find of interest... Read More
on January 18, 2018
Taxpayers' Agenda for Alberta – Briefing BookFor those interested in public policy – especially those helping to develop party policies heading into the next election – this blog post includes links to two reports that might be of interest. Read More
on December 07, 2017
What's the cost to repair McMahon Stadium?Back in 2015 the City of Calgary received a report that looked at the cost of repairing or renovating McMahon Stadium. We obtained a copy of that report ... Read More
on December 01, 2017
Kevin Lacey - Moving OnWe Maritimers are lucky enough to live in the greatest little corner of the Earth. This place is worth fighting for. I hope more people will start to engage in the debate. Our future depends on it. Read More
on November 29, 2017
Freedom of Information Data Shows Skyrocketing Electricity Bills for Hamilton and BurlingtonRead More
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