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Taxpayers Federation slams Toronto City Council vote to double councillor budgets and possible salary hike
December 05, 2018On the new council’s first day at work, councillors voted 18-8 to double their office budgets to $482,000 . Council also asked the city manager to report on recommendations for councillor salaries
Auditor General report is a “to-do” list for Premier Ford
December 05, 2018The Auditor General’s 2018 Annual Report conducted 15 value for money audits. Taxpayers Federation calls on Premier Doug Ford to take action on recommendations of Auditor General and eliminate waste
Taxpayers Federation stands with Ontario as it challenges Ottawa’s carbon tax in court
November 30, 2018CTF will seek intervenor status in the newly announced Ontario court action against the federal carbon tax
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 praises fall economic statement for focus on taxpayers, but wants timeline for deficit elimination
November 15, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is praising the Ontario Fall Economic Statement for focusing on respect for taxpayers, but remains concerned about the province’s large deficit.
Taxpayers Federation reacts to passage of Cap and Trade Cancelation Act
October 31, 2018Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancelation Act, repeals the Wynne-era carbon tax that came into effect in January of 2018
Taxpayers Federation responds to Financial Accountability Office report on cap and trade carbon tax
October 16, 2018FAO projects that cancelling cap and trade will result in tax savings of $3 billion over four years. CTF calls on Ford government to make spending reductions to achieve a balanced budget while still cutting the carbon tax
Taxpayers Federation raises a glass for cancelled beer tax increase
October 12, 2018Ford announced he is scrapping the 3 cent per litre beer tax increase planned by the ousted Wynne government
Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to Superior Court decision regarding Bill 5
September 10, 2018"We are disappointed in the court’s decision to overturn Bill 5. While the timing of the bill was not ideal, the City's election period runs nearly six months long and this bill was introduced nearly three months before the election date, which is still longer than federal and provincial writ periods. Waiting an additional four years to reduce the size of city council is a missed opportunity to save taxpayers money.