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Campaign: Scrap the Carbon Tax

By 2018, the carbon tax will cost the average family with two children over $600 per year, just for driving their kids to school and themselves to work.

Campaign: Balance Alberta’s Budget

Would you rather see your tax dollars given to a bank in Toronto or used to fix a highway in Alberta?

Campaign: Help the CTF Fight in Court to End the Gag Law in Alberta

The Notley government is trying to muzzle freedom of expression by forcing organizations, like ours, to register and disclose donor information if we want to complain about their carbon tax.

Campaign: No pipeline? No equalization!

Get your “No pipeline? No equalization!” bumper sticker.

AB: Cut city of Calgary spending and property taxes

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AB: Scale Back Calgary’s Golden Benefits

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AB: No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

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AB: Scrap the Alberta Carbon Tax

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AB: Fair Government Pay and Pensions

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Alberta appeal on unconstitutional beer taxes to be heard today

April 09, 2019
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is going to court to force the Alberta government refund beer taxes it collected through an unconstitutional law. The CTF will be participating as an intervener in today’s appeal of Steam Whistle v. Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, in which two out-of-province beer companies successfully challenged unconstitutional legislation imposed by the Alberta government. View More

Taxpayers Federation launches election-year promise tracker

March 29, 2019
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched an election-year promise tracker to add up the new spending promises made by the New Democrat Party and the United Conservative Party since the beginning of 2019. The NDP has announced more than $12 billion worth of new spending promises, while the UCP has promised more than $500 million worth of spending to date. View More


Government pay is unfair and unaffordable

March 28, 2019
In a time where inequality has taken centre stage in many political debates, one part of the problem desperately needs attention: the gap between compensation for government employees and compensation for the rest of us. Government pay in Alberta is unfair and unaffordable. View More

Tax cuts benefit Albertans

March 21, 2019
The UCP business tax cut offers hope after years of higher taxes, stubbornly high unemployment and dismal economic activity. And it sure beats the current economic strategy of increasing taxes and giving away billions to handpicked rail businesses, oil upgraders and petrochemical companies in hopes that those benefits trickle-down to the rest of Albertans. View More


Keating's False Statements

December 07, 2018
The following is a guest blog post by Colin Craig concerning comments by Councillor Keating about city council's golden pension plan, and Keating's recent comments about the city's retirement bonuses. View More

The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty Penny

September 14, 2018
This 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). View More

Is Alberta going back into debt?

November 30, 2012

After previous Alberta politicians worked hard to get Alberta out of debt, it seems Premier Alison Redford has decided its time for the province to start borrowing money.

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Alberta tax dollars used to support the province's Conservative party

November 27, 2012

Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt comments on news Lynn Redford -- the sister of Alberta Conservative Premier Alison Redford -- used her position in the Alberta government to make donations to the province's Conservative party. The donations were made by the government department she worked for.

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CTF 2017-18 Pre-Budget Submission to the Government of Alberta

February 02, 2017
'Lifting the Burden: A roadmap for balanced budgets and tax relief in Alberta' calls on the government to balance the budget by 2019-20, pay down the province’s $28.4 billion debt as soon as possible, scrap the carbon tax and other tax hikes, and make meaningful reductions to spending. View More

CTF submission to Alberta Royalty Review panel

October 01, 2015
The CTF is happy to take part in ongoing stakeholder sessions for Alberta's Royalty Review panel. We surveyed our Alberta supporters to deliver their feedback to the panel. The overwhelming response we received was that royalties should be left alone. Our survey responses and a snapshot of the diverse responses we received are outlined in our submission to the panel. View More
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