Saskatchewan - News Releases
Sask gov gives $1.5 million to Olympics
November 30, 2008
- CTF Questions Sask Olympic Spending
REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) questions the purpose of the Saskatchewan government's $1.5 million expenditure on the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
November 03, 2008
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$26.2 M STC bus depot caps $70 million of subsidies since 1999
REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation reports that Regina's new $26.2 million Saskatchewan Transportation Corporation (STC) bus depot caps more than 70 million taxpayer dollars put into STC over the past ten years. Late and over budget, STC's Regina bus terminal opens to the public today.
Cap property taxes to rate of inflation
November 02, 2008
- CTF Releases Property Tax Reform Proposal to Protect Commercial and Residential Ratepayers
VANCOUVER: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a property Tax Cap proposal today, calling on provincial governments across Canada to limit property tax increases to no more the rate of inflation. The proposal freezes residential property tax rates and creates a new sales-price based assessment process tied to the rate of inflation.
Debt and Tax Relief Welcomed!
October 20, 2008
REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation CTF) today applauded Premier Wall's announcement of substantial income tax relief and debt repayment.
- CTF Declares Victory on Increase in Basic Personal Exemption
Film Tax Credit Tops $15M
August 18, 2008
REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation today released details of $15-million handed out through the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit (SFETC) in 2007-08 and called on the provincial government to curtail runaway subsidies to the arts industry.
SUN Contract Begs for Policy Change
June 25, 2008
REGINA: The hefty pay raise for the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) is just one more reason the province should pave the way for private sector health care, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). SUN's latest contract offered a 35 percent wage hike over four years. Meanwhile, health spending went from 34.8 percent of provincial spending in 2006-07 to an expected 43.7 percent in 2008-09.