Saskatchewan - News Releases
SK: Prairie Valley School Division's Puzzling Motions
June 09, 2011
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) called on the Chair of the Prairie Valley School Division today to explain why the board accepted their Director of Education’s resignation in one motion and then rehired the individual back for the same pay and duties in the following motion.
SK: Sick Leave Opportunity
May 30, 2011
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released data today on sick time used up by Saskatchewan government employees. According to a freedom of information response, the average government employee took 10.4 sick days in 2009-10, up from 10.0 days in 2008-09.
13th Annual Gas Tax Honesty Day
May 26, 2011
As part of its 13th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) called on the federal government today to pass legislation to ensure all taxes collected at gas pumps are actually put back into roads.
SK: Political Parties: Steal This Platform
April 12, 2011
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a provincial election platform today; a document with taxpayer friendly initiatives for political parties to consider as they work on their election platforms.
Thumbs Up for Sask Budget
March 23, 2011
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) responded to the Saskatchewan budget today by giving it a thumbs up. The CTF was pleased many of its recommendations on tax relief and its push for debt repayment were reflected in the budget.
SK: Great Health Care Reform, More Please
January 12, 2011
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) applauded the Saskatchewan government's new CT scan contract today, noting it will provide patients with more timely access to health care services at a lower cost.
CTF makes pre-budget submission to Saskatchewan finance minister
December 16, 2010
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released its 2011-12 Saskatchewan pre-budget report today, following a meeting with Minister Krawetz on Thursday afternoon. Controlling spending, providing income tax relief and moving forward with innovative government reform were among the CTF’s top recommendations.
SK: Hot sauce, moose hats and yoga pants, oh my!
August 10, 2010
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released documents today obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) orders showing Saskatchewan crown corporations, ministries and agencies spend about $1.5 million each year on giveaway promotional items and over $5 million on sponsorships.
SK: Documentary Needed on Wasteful Film Subsidies
June 21, 2010
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released details today on $12.4 million in provincial film subsidies for 2009-10. The subsidies were handed out through the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit (SFETC), a program that gives film companies a taxpayer funded handout of up to 55 per cent of the labour costs for producing films in the province.