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Taxpayers Federation releases road map to scaling back Alberta's government spending
February 15, 2019The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on all Alberta political parties to commit to balancing the books and begin repaying the debt by reducing spending. To help parties identify where spending should be cut, the Taxpayers Federation released its 2019 pre-budget submission.
Taxpayers Federation applauds UCP commitment to recall legislation
February 14, 2019The Canadian Taxpayers Federation applauds the United Conservative Party’s commitment to recall legislation and encourages all other parties to include MLA recall in their platforms.
Taxpayers Federation calls for referendum before Calgary spends tax dollars on a professional sports arena
January 25, 2019The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling for a city-wide referendum before city council commits tax dollars to build a new professional sports arena.
Taxpayers Federation calls for an end to corporate welfare in Alberta
January 22, 2019The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is criticizing the Alberta government for announcing a $440 million loan guarantee for an upgrading facility rather than growing the provincial economy through broader competitiveness measures.
Carbon tax case study illustrates need for greater taxpayer protections in Alberta
January 18, 2019The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling for all Alberta political parties to commit to scrapping the carbon tax and expanding the Alberta Taxpayer Protection Act to ensure any new tax or tax increase cannot be implemented without majority-support in a referendum.
Taxpayers Federation calls on parties to commit to recall legislation if elected
January 09, 2019Today, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on all Alberta political parties to commit to implementing recall legislation – applying to both politicians and bills – if elected in the 2019 provincial election.
Taxpayers Federation calls on Alberta government to go on a diet in 2019
January 01, 2019With the beginning of the New Year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the Alberta government to change its overindulging ways and cut spending to get its fiscal house in order.
Taxpayers Federation disappointed with Calgary councillors’ unwillingness to meaningfully tighten their belts
December 17, 2018Today, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling out Calgary city council for failing to tighten its own belt and further reduce councillor salaries.
Taxpayers Federation calls on Calgary councillors to cut salaries by 10 per cent on Monday
December 16, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on Calgary city council to cut its pay by 10 per cent. A motion is coming forward Monday to freeze councillors’ salaries in 2019, but any councillor could offer an amendment to cut council’s pay by 10 per cent in 2019 and freeze it for the rest of the term.
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.