Alberta - News Releases
Taxpayers Federation calls for Alberta government to cut spending
November 30, 2018Today, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) called on the Alberta government to cut spending, in light of its second quarter fiscal and economic update.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation appoints Scott Hennig as new CEO
November 22, 2018The Board of Directors of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today announced that after a competitive search process, Scott Hennig of Edmonton, Alberta has been chosen to lead the organization as its next President & Chief Executive Officer.
Taxpayers Federation supports city council's decision to officially end the 2026 Olympic bid
November 19, 2018On November 19, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation applauded Calgary's city council unanimous vote to officially end the 2026 Olympic bid.
Taxpayers Federation welcomes unofficial Olympics plebiscite results
November 13, 2018Today, the unofficial Olympics plebiscite results showed that the majority of Calgarians (56.4 per cent) have voted against the Olympic bid.
Taxpayers Federation presents Calgary with a blank cheque for Olympic-cost overruns
November 07, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) presented the City of Calgary with the blank cheque it will need to cover Olympic-cost overruns.
Federal government confirms Calgarians on the hook for Olympics cost overruns
November 03, 2018On November 2, the federal Minister of Science and Sport, Kristy Duncan, confirmed that the federal government is not responsible for overruns, according to their hosting policy. This follows a prior confirmation by the Alberta government to not provide any more than $700 million for the 2026 Olympics.
Taxpayers Federation endorses Sweden's bid for their first winter Olympics
October 22, 2018Today, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) officially announced its support for Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 winter games.
Taxpayers Federation calls out Alberta government for wasting money on Olympics
October 19, 2018Today, Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF’s) Alberta Director, Franco Terrazzano, called out the Alberta government for committing to spend $700 million on another Calgary Olympics.
Taxpayers Federation against Alberta government's decision to fund Olympics
October 12, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is disappointed with the Alberta government’s decision to contribute $700 million towards the 2026 Calgary winter Olympic games.
Taxpayers Federation urges Calgarians not to bet on the Olympics to solve city's challenges
October 11, 2018At a news conference in one of Calgary’s many empty office spaces, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) outlined why Calgarians should not bet on the Olympics to solve the city’s current challenges.