Saskatchewan - Commentaries
Sask Prudence Pays Off
October 02, 2014Taxpayers save money when governments spend tax dollars wisely. That may sound like common sense, but consider how savings can come not just from avoiding inefficient and foolish spending in the first place, but from how interest costs are calculated on governments debt.
Massive Bailouts Flying Below the Radar
September 16, 2014Most Canadians would be grateful for such a windfall. After all, the majority of us working outside the government have no workplace pension. Thus, we have to put aside some of our pay cheque each month into an RRSP and hope we have enough saved up by the time we hit our sixties.
August 26, 2014The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) regularly investigates the government based on whistleblower tips and other activities we observe. Sometimes the information we dig up makes for a big headline, other times it makes its way into a column like this; a buffet of interesting tidbits that taxpayers might like to know.
A Big Issue Worth More Attention
June 26, 2014If you know someone who pays more attention to Justin Bieber’s latest antics or Kim Kardashian’s baby bump, try and talk to them about the future of our country. If you can get them focused on big picture challenges – like our nation’s aging population – you might just save yourself a small fortune in taxes.
National Giveaway Weekends a Taxpayer Friendly Idea
May 29, 2014No tax dollars required to fund a bureaucracy and it's great for the environment, low income people and deal seekers. Read about a national idea the CTF pitched the federal government...
Wall's Transparency Reform Good, Not Great
April 08, 2014It’s good the Wall government is going to improve the disclosure of cabinet ministers’ expenses. The changes the government has committed to undertake will improve upon the status quo. However, the proposed changes don’t go far enough and will still leave Saskatchewan behind Alberta, Manitoba and other jurisdictions.