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Cabinet shouldn’t get rebates for missing budget targets

Manitoba The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is thanking the NDP for delaying Bill 27 and giving the government a chance to rethink its plan to send future rebates to cabinet ministers who lose pay for missing current budget targets.

CTF preparing to urge Calgarians to Vote

Alberta Following yesterday’s City of Calgary decision to continue pursuing an Olympic bid, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced today it is preparing to urge Calgarians to vote “NO” in a soon-to-be-approved plebiscite.

Nationalizing the Trans Mountain pipeline is a terrible idea

Federal When Kinder Morgan announced on Apr. 8 that it was suspending all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley immediately floated the idea of the Alberta government buying an equity stake in the pipeline. Even her political opponent, United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, agreed, arguing that a “market failure” justified the use of putting taxpayer money into the project.

Canadians might be okay with carbon taxes - until they see the price

Federal Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission released a report on carbon pricing last week along with survey results from polling firm Abacus Data gauging Canadians’ support for fighting climate change.
Petitions

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

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in Ontario!

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

AB: 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

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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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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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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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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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/bc-s-sky-rocketing-gas-prices

BC's sky-rocketing gas prices

CTF BC Director Kris Sims says BC sky high gas prices are expected to go even higher.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/alberta-s-monstrous-debt-forecast

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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/manitoba-implements-a-carbon-tax

Manitoba implements a carbon tax

CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay comments on the Mantioba government's new carbon tax.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/foreign-oil-s-free-pass

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! https://www.taxpayer.com/news-releases/free-pass-for-foreign-oil-costs-taxpayers-billions Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions https://youtu.be/qnC_ljR-0aQ
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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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/dismantling-parliament-hill-s-outdoor-rink

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

2018 Alberta Budget

Scott Hennig, CTF VP Communications discussing the Alberta Budget to be presented on March 22, 2018.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ottawa-spends--118k-on-calendars

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? https://www.taxpayer.com/media/OPC-A-2017-00156.pdf Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions https://youtu.be/qnC_ljR-0aQ
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/the-truth-about-alberta-s-budget-update

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.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/will-the-trudeau-liberals-ever-find-a-way-to-balance-the-budget-

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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