Saskatchewan - News Releases
Scandalous Spending Deserves Repayment
December 18, 2007REGINA: The NDP owes the people of Saskatchewan an apology-and money-according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
A document from the former NDP government called "Health Advertising Campaigns" reveals a stunningly irresponsible use of tax dollars, says the federation. The former NDP government spent $1.1 million of the province's health care budget for advertising leading up to the provincial election.
Taxpayer Victory: The Sheaf Remains
December 16, 2007UPDATE
On December 17, the provincial government changed its mind on changing the provincial logo. Our letter to Premier Wall and Deputy Premier Krawetz follows, with our original December 13 news release underneath.
- Dear Premier Wall and Deputy Premier Krawetz:
CTF Tells Government: Say No to WAM!
December 16, 2007UPDATE: Click here to listen to Lee Harding and organizer Ellen Quigley debate WAM on live talk radio.
REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on the City of Saskatoon and the province of Saskatchewan to refuse to fund the We Are Many (WAM) Festival.
CTF to Saskatchewan Government: End Corporate Welfare!
December 05, 2007REGINA: At 1:30 this afternoon, Lee Harding, Saskatchewan Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), delivered 5679 petitions to the Hon. Rod Gantefoer, Minister of Finance, The petitions called on the government to legislate an end to provincial handouts to corporations.
The petitions were worded as follows:
CTF Welcomes Essential Services Legislation
December 04, 2007REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) welcomes Premier Wall's intention to introduce essential services legislation to ensure important public services are still provided in the event public sector unions go on strike.
CTF Releases Top 20 Priorities for Wall Government
December 03, 2007In the wake of Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party's election to office on November 7, 2007, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has prepared a "Top 20 Policy Priorities for the Wall Government" that combines taxpayer-friendly promises made during the election campaign along with long-standing priorities of the CTF.
The Biggest Gas Rebate in Saskatchewan
November 28, 2007Sask Film Tax Credit Report
REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a freedom of information request today showing Saskatchewan taxpayers handed the runaway success Corner Gas $4.8-million toward labour costs in its first three seasons and are set to hand over millions more. The findings are part of $37-million handed out through the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit (SFETC) from 2002 to 2007.
Out with the Old, In With the Bill
November 07, 2007Sixteen MLAs out of a job after last night's election aren't leaving empty-handed says the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Nine veteran MLAs who have served 12 years or longer will each gather $66,000 for losing their job. Another seven will get anywhere from $22,000 to $49,000 for leaving their posts. Regardless of whether an MLA voluntarily chooses to leave office, loses an election, or even dies, they receive a "transition allowance" of one month for every year they spent in office.
CTF Welcomes Proposals in Liberal Platform
October 25, 2007REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) welcomes many proposals in the Liberal platform released today.
"The Liberals have offered an alternative to the vote-buying platforms of the Sask Party and NDP," said CTF Saskatchewan Director Lee Harding. "They have presented a plan where tax relief outpaces new spending."
CTF Responds to NDP Platform
October 23, 2007REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today responded to the release of the NDP platform.
"The NDP continues its record of incredible spending increases in the name of vote-buying," says CTF Saskatchewan Director Lee Harding. "This platform, combined with rampant spending increases in the past year-and-a-half, shows an NDP government with a hole in its purse."