Saskatchewan - News Releases
CTF demands details on government deal with Mind's Eye Ad campaign costing $131,000 per day
December 13, 2003REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the government to disclose details on $1.1 million deal with Mind's Eye Entertainment to produce commercials for the "Our Future is Wide Open" campaign.
Media reports have revealed that $1.2 million in production work on the province's much-maligned feel-good campaign went to government-owned and subsidized Mind's Eye Entertainment. Mind's Eye is currently operating under protection from its creditors, the largest of which are the taxpayers of Saskatchewan.
Taxpayer-funded re-election campaign $1.5 million over budget
December 01, 2003REGINA: Information obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) through Freedom of Information confirms the province's politically motivated "Our Future is Wide Open" is $1.5 million over budget after just twelve months.
CTF to K-12 Commission: Cut school taxes now
November 25, 2003REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has made recommendations to the Commission on K-12 education financing that would dramatically cut school taxes on property without affecting spending levels in core program areas.
What are they hiding
November 02, 2003REGINA: The Saskatchewan government continues to refuse to disclose to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) the original amount budgeted for the "Our Future is Wide Open" campaign, and will not disclose how much has been spent since the campaign was launched.
Only one out of the three answer taxpayer protection call
October 26, 2003REGINA: Elwin Hermanson is the only party leader to sign a Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) pledge to enact taxpayer protection legislation should they form government.
The pledge, signed today at a CTF news conference, commits a Saskatchewan Party government to enacting legislation that would:
1) Require voter approval in a binding referendum for increasing existing taxes (with the exception of alcohol and tobacco taxes) and the implementation of new taxes.
Who will sign the taxpayer protection pledge
October 16, 2003REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is challenging Saskatchewan political parties to sign a pledge to enshrine taxpayer protection in law. The three main parties have been contacted, and are asked to respond by midnight on October 17.
If signed, the pledge will commit the parties to enacting taxpayer protection legislation that would:
Require voter approval in a binding referendum for increasing existing taxes and the implementation of new taxes.
Require a balanced budget based on summary accounting methods within their first mandate.
CTF announces "Highway from Hell" contest results
September 16, 2003OTTAWA: To highlight the deteriorating condition of Canada's roads, the
Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today announced the winner of its 2nd
Highway from Hell contest.
The contest, launched on May 15th as part of the CTF's 5th annual Gas Tax
Honesty Campaign invited Canadians to nominate the worst stretch of
highway in the country through submissions on the CTF's website at
were received between May 15th and September 12th this year.
Ottawa's Kyoto strategy a megatonne of hot air
August 11, 2003REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the federal government to abandon its billion-dollar Kyoto plan.
" Chretien's Kyoto plan is nothing more than hot air," said CTF Saskatchewan Director David MacLean. "This is another gun registry fiasco in the making."
$6 million wasted on movie company
July 28, 2003REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayer's Federation (CTF) is calling for an immediate end to direct government investment in private business in light of the government's loss of $6 million due to the bankruptcy of Mind's Eye Pictures.
"The bankruptcy of Mind's Eye Pictures is just the latest example clearly illustrating why government investment in private business is bad policy," said CTF Saskatchewan Director David MacLean. "If it's in the yellow pages, the government should keep their noses and our tax dollars out."