The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty Penny
September 14, 2018This 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).
A high-level bureaucrat just bought a Tesla with your money
August 17, 2018Despite making $415,000 per year, Investissement Québec CEO Pierre-Gabriel Côté wants you to pay for his new luxury car.
A couple quick notes about government employee "pay freezes" in Alberta...
August 16, 2018Taxpayers should know the truth behind the Alberta government's claims about negotiating "pay freezes" with government employees.
Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?
July 25, 2018It’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.
Photo radar – a look at "safety efforts" in "Edmonton" and "Calgary"
July 24, 2018Governments 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?
Calgary's golf courses drowning in red ink
May 13, 2018Earlier this year the Canadian Taxpayers Federation filed a Freedom of Information request with the City of Calgary to obtain revenue and expenditure figures for the city’s six golf courses. The city’s response shows the courses are drowning in red ink.
Dining in the sky on taxpayers’ dime
May 10, 2018Have you ever wondered what politicians eat when they’re travelling? We were curious to find out (and to find out how much it cost taxpayers) so we filed some Access to Information requests for the food consumed on the Prime Minister’s plane for a few months last year.
Update on the high-flying CRTC Commissioner
April 10, 2018Last month we introduced you to Stephen B.Simpson, the CRTC’s British Columbia & Yukon commissioner and his preference for expensive flights and suggested maybe he stay home in BC. Except it turns out maybe his home isn’t even in BC.
Documents show city administrators dropped the ball on firefighters’ president deal
March 07, 2018When 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?
ATL: Presentation To The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
June 19, 2017It’s all about the economy. The Atlantic economy is failing under high taxes, excessive regulations, a failure to explore our natural resources and large, costly bureaucracies. Fix the economy and we can attract thousands home as well as people from around the world.
BC: Lottery Corp Spent $158.8 Million on Advertising since 2010
April 19, 2017The BC Lottery Corp loves promoting itself.
Capital gains tax from the sale of your primary residence?
April 10, 2017We’ve received a few emails recently from people concerned that they now have to report the sale of their home when filing taxes. The concern is that this may mean the government is looking to charge taxes on the money you make when you sell your home.
BC: Gregor Wastes $323,000 To Appease His Fellow Ideologues
April 04, 2017Just govern Vancouver properly, Your Worship.