Saskatchewan - News Releases
First Nations Activist Launches Court Application Demanding Transparency
November 21, 2017REGINA, SK: First Nations activist Harrison Thunderchild has launched a court application demanding transparency from Thunderchild First Nation.
Report: Provinces woefully unprepared for aging population
September 29, 2017Just in time for National Seniors Day (October 1) the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a report today that examines how prepared provincial governments are for our nation’s aging population.
GTH land purchase based on ‘factually wrong’ information
September 11, 2017REGINA, SK: The Global Transportation Hub based its decision to pay too much for 204 acres of land on information that’s “factually wrong,” according to documents obtained through freedom of information requests and a report issued by the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. In light of this revelation, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is renewing its call for a full and independent audit of the GTH land deal.
Saskatchewanians oppose PST charges on insurance premiums
July 26, 2017More than 78 per cent of people in Saskatchewan oppose the Saskatchewan government’s decision to charge PST on insurance premiums, according to an Insightrix poll commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).
Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivers thousands of carbon tax petition signatures to the Saskatchewan government
June 20, 2017SASKATOON, SK: Support for Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s opposition to a carbon tax is growing as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered 7,402 petition signatures from people standing with the premier. Environment Minister Scott Moe accepted the petition in Saskatoon today.
First Nations activist wins precedent setting court victory for financial transparency
June 16, 2017SASKATOON, SK: First Nations activist Charmaine Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) are celebrating a precedent setting court victory to strengthen band members’ rights to demand financial transparency from their leaders.
Taxpayers call on province to reverse PST cash grab on insurance
June 01, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the Saskatchewan government to reverse its recent decision to slap the PST on insurance premiums, especially in light of the fact the province already charges hidden insurance premium taxes.
Heavy Construction and Taxpayers illustrate huge carbon tax costs
May 18, 2017REGINA, SK: Reporters got to see just how much a carbon tax will cost heavy equipment operators as the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association (SHCA) and Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) filled up some big fuel tanks on Gas Tax Honesty Day.
First Nations Activist Testifies at Parliamentary Committee to Support Financial Transparency
April 06, 2017OTTAWA, ON: Charmaine Stick, a First Nations activist from the Onion Lake Cree Nation, is calling on Members of Parliament to ensure that grassroots people in First Nations communities can find out what their leaders are doing with their money.
Taxpayers Hit with the Bill for Saskatchewan Deficits
March 22, 2017REGINA, SK: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is disappointed with the Saskatchewan government’s decision to stick taxpayers with most of the bill for the provincial deficit in the 2017 budget.