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a citizens advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes,
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Campaign: AB: No tax dollars for pro sports arenas

The owners of the Calgary Flames want to build a new NHL arena and sports complex for their teams. Unfortunately they want taxpayers to foot a big chunk of the bill.

Campaign: Fair Government Pay & Pensions

The average Alberta bureaucrat costs taxpayers $102,000 a year, and 10.3% more than the equivalent private sector worker. Bringing these salaries and benefits in line with the private sector would save taxpayers $1.4 billion a year.

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: No Calgary Olympic Bid

Calgary can't afford an expensive Olympic bid right now.
PETITIONS

AB: No Calgary Olympic bid

Alberta
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AB: Scrap the Alberta Carbon Tax

Alberta
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AB: Fair Government Pay and Pensions

Alberta
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NEWS RELEASES

COMMENTARIES

We're getting clobbered at the pumps

May 19, 2018
Albertans are getting clobbered at the pumps by the government. Twenty seven dollars – that’s how much people are paying in taxes just to fill up their Dodge minivan at the gas pumps. View More

Taxpayers need a voice in upcoming court battles

May 10, 2018
You could save thousands of dollars in taxes if the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is allowed to intervene in (and helps win) an upcoming court case against the new federal carbon tax. And if we’re successful in a second, unrelated court case about pipelines, Canada’s economy could benefit from thousands of new private sector jobs. View More

David Suzuki's carbon footprint is immense

May 01, 2018
David Suzuki has spent years telling Canadians that we all need to pay carbon taxes and reduce our carbon footprint. Yet, David Suzuki himself loves to travel and has a massive carbon footprint... View More

BLOG

Calgary's golf courses drowning in red ink

May 13, 2018
Earlier 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. View More
IN THE NEWS

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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PRESENTATIONS

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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