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Taxpayers Federation Releases Ontario Prebudget Recommendations
February 07, 2019Focus of Ontario’s spring budget must be deficit reduction. Budget can be balanced with significant spending reductions. Government must balance promised tax cuts with spending reductions
Taxpayers Federation Applauds OSAP and Tuition Changes
January 17, 2019Changes will restore OSAP to 2016-17 levels, when the program cost 50 per cent less than it does today. Fee opt-out and tuition cut will benefit students without burdening taxpayers
Taxpayers Federation granted intervenor status in Ontario carbon tax court challenge
January 16, 2019CTF will make arguments against the Trudeau carbon tax in both the Ontario and Saskatchewan court battles. Hearing on the carbon tax will take place from April 15 to 18, and includes fourteen intervenors
Taxpayers Federation launches billboard thanking Premier Ford for ending the carbon tax
December 18, 2018Billboard features photo of pledge Ford signed with the Taxpayers Federation committing to eliminate cap-and-trade and to fight the Trudeau carbon tax
Ontario comptroller goes down with her failed accounting methods
December 13, 2018It should come as no surprise that Ontario's comptroller quit, or that she disagrees with the new government’s deficit numbers or its accounting standards. After all, she is one of the people who signed off on the Wynne government’s books. If she hadn't quit, Ford should have fired her.
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.