Saskatchewan - Commentaries
SK: Taxpayers Deserve Full Protection From Inflation
January 12, 2011
Recently the Saskatchewan government put out a news release suggesting it protects taxpayers from a backdoor form of taxation known as “bracket creep.” As the government has only gone halfway towards protecting taxpayers from bracket creep, the claim is only partially true.
SK: Challenge to the Premier
December 29, 2010
Many people say Premier Wall is a dreamer - a politician that isn’t afraid to think big. Well, here’s a bold vision for him to embrace.
Mr. Premier, we challenge you to imagine a Saskatchewan that not only leads the country in growth, but a Saskatchewan that shares the riches of its such success with taxpayers.
SK: Small Taxpayer Victory
November 18, 2010
When the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) recently pushed provincial politicians to improve disclosure of their expense accounts, we weren’t expecting the reaction we received – full cooperation and immediate progress. Talk about a refreshing response. One can only hope our federal MPs follow suit.
The improvements came after the CTF called on provincial MLAs back in May to post more details of their expenses on the internet.
Sask Throne Speech Highs and Lows
November 04, 2010
The Wall government recently set out their agenda for the coming year in the Throne Speech. Here's a look at the highs and lows of the government's plan, beginning with the good news.
Wild Reserve Salaries Not Isolated Cases
October 20, 2010
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has helped grassroots Aboriginal band members blow the whistle on several cases of over the top salaries on reserves. Each time defenders cried “yeah, but that’s an isolated case.” Well, new data from the federal government shows it’s not.
SK: Legal Victory for Patients
October 07, 2010
If you’re waiting for surgery or a CT scan in Saskatchewan, congratulations are in order! A labour arbitrator just settled a dispute between the government and an angry union, and ruled in your favour.
SK: Two Thumbs Up Minister McMorris
August 31, 2010
If you care about the quality of health care services available in the province, you’ll be pleased to hear what the Saskatchewan government is doing. By working with certified health care partners, the government’s new service model will reduce wait times and costs for taxpayers.
SK: Send Taxi Study to the Curb
August 24, 2010
Like most cities in Canada, Regina’s municipal government already has its fair share of challenges. Yet a new report prepared for council wants the city to take on even more duties, such as regulating the appearance of taxi drivers and the age of their cabs. Talk about ludicrous. Council should do the right thing and send the report to the curb.
SK: Hold the Government Hot Sauce
August 17, 2010
Did you know the Saskatchewan government spent $28,750 on celebrations for Quebec City's birthday and over $2,200 on hot sauce? The two bills were recently discovered by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) and are just a couple examples of how promotional and sponsorship expenditures have gotten out of control.