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CTF welcomes Conservative pledge to cut corporate welfare

Federal CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released a statement in response to the Conservative Party’s pledge to cut $1.5 billion in corporate welfare handout

Election Wish list

Federal We believe these 19 policies – some small, some big – will leave more money in the pockets of Canadians, give them better value for tax dollars spent and hold our politicians more accountable

Labour Day Reality Check

Federal We released an analysis comparing days lost to sickness or disability in the government and private sectors, showing that bureaucrats take far more sick days than their counterparts outside of government.

Taxpayer Victory

Atlantic We are celebrating a victory for taxpayers with the news that Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Nova Scotia Member of Parliament, has officially rejected the proposal for $18 million tax dollars for a luxury golf course airport in Cape Breton.

Don’t Hurt N.B. Businesses with Property Tax Hikes

New Brunswick businesses already pay too much tax at every level, including property taxes. Commercial property taxes in New Brunswick are among the highest in Canada. Sign the petition

Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

Require the federal government by law to continue dedicating all gas and diesel taxes to roads. Sign the petition


L’intention de votre gouvernement d’imposer un cadre pancanadien sur le carbone (une taxe sur le carbone en d’autres mots) aux provinces refusant de mettre en place une telle taxe aura un impact injustifié sur les familles, les entreprises et les zones rurales au Canada. Sign the petition

Scale Back Calgary’s Golden Benefits

The pension benefits provided to city council are way too rich. Sign the petition

No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Calgarians support their hockey team and arena voluntarily through ticket sales and concessions, not through taxes. The City of Calgary can support the construction of a new arena in many ways without asking taxpayers to open their wallets. Sign the petition

STOP the School Tax on property in B.C.

British Columbia
British Columbians should not be punished for owning a home in this province. Sign the petition

Contre les hausses de taxes à Montréal

Au cours de la dernière campagne pour la mairie de Montréal, Valérie Plante s’est engagée à ne pas hausser les taxes plus rapidement que l’inflation. Malheureusement, lors de son premier budget, elle a brisé cette promesse. Sign the petition

Chop the meat tax

Canadians from coast to coast to coast already pay some of the highest taxes in the world and our meat producers abide by some of the toughest environmental rules on the planet. Sign the petition


Votre gouvernement a offert 10.5 million de dollars en compensation à Omar Khadr. Cet argent vient directement des poches des contribuables canadiens. Sign the petition

Cut Vancouver housing taxes

British Columbia
Housing costs in the Lower Mainland are out of control. But more taxes are not the answer. Instead, you need to cut back the 37% of housing costs that go to government. Sign the petition

Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

New Brunswick taxpayers have seen almost every tax and fee raised in an effort to balance the budget, yet the government is still spending hundreds of millions more than they are bringing in. Sign the petition

Tenons un vote national sur l’abolition du Sénat

Le Sénat canadien n’est pas élu et ne rends pas de comptes aux Canadiens. Depuis deux décennies, les politiciens se traînent les pieds sur le dossier de la réforme du Sénat. Seuls les albertains ont déjà voté pour leurs sénateurs. Sign the petition

Afficher en ligne les reçus de toutes les dépenses des parlementaires

Les députés et les sénateurs devraient être transparents et responsables devant les citoyens de la façon dont ils dépensent l'argent des contribuables. Sign the petition


Pendant 37 des 50 dernières années, le gouvernement fédéral s’est endetté, ce qui a porté la dette fédérale à 612 milliards $. Sign the petition

Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

Federal, Saskatchewan
Taxpayers can't afford to keep paying billions of dollars each year to bailout government employee pension plans. Sign the petition

Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

We the undersigned, demand the Nova Scotia government honor its commitment to balance the budget in 2013-14 Sign the petition

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on December 07, 2018

Keating's False Statements

Keating's False StatementsThe following is a guest blog post by Colin Craig concerning comments by Councillor Keating about city council's golden pension plan, and Keating's recent comments about the city's retirement bonuses. Read More
on September 14, 2018

The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty Penny

The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty PennyThis week, Calgary’s official Olympic bidding organization, “BidCo,” released their hosting plans for the 2026 winter games. The plan outlines how much the Olympics is expected to cost, infrastructure plans, expected revenues, and the total bill that must be covered by taxpayers. Let’s take a closer look at BidCo’s hosting plan and the potential bill (a little foreshadowing: taxpayers are expected to fork up a pretty penny). Read More


Publications Récentes

Why is the City of Calgary funding anti-oil activists?

CTF Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt released information received via a Freedom of Information request showing Calgary taxpayers paid $340,000 to the Pembina Institute -- an activist organization opposing Alberta's oil sands. Ezra Levant slices through Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's feeble attempts to justify the spending.

Why are Manitoba's hospital cafeterias losing money?

Prairie Director Colin Craig releases data showing cafeterias in most Manitoba hospitals are losing money. Why does one hospital actually make money?

Was Nova Scotia government planning to hike recycling fees?

Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey releases a secret discussion paper leaked to the CTF, that suggests the Nova Scotia was considering hikes to numerous recycling fees. Caught off guard by the leak, the government has since stated it will not be hiking fees.

Three-story Duffy balloon visits Regina

As part of its national campaign calling for a referendum vote on the future of the Senate, the CTF's three-story Mike Duffy balloon visits Regina.

Petition opposing PST hike in Manitoba

Prairie Director Colin Craig presents 8,000 name petition of people opposed to Manitoba's PST hike that came in effect July 1, 2013.

Duffy Balloon visits Regina

As part of national campaign calling for a referendum on the future of the Senate, the CTF's three-story-tall, Duffy Balloon visited the Regina legislature on July 25, 2013.

Let Canadians vote on the future of the Senate

Federal Director Gregory Thomas is interviewed on the CTF's call for a national referendum on the future of the Senate.

CTF calls for a national referendum on the Senate

With a two and half story balloon of Mike Duffy as a backdrop, Federal Director Gregory Thomas calls on the Federal government to hold a national referendum or whether or not Canada should abolish the Senate. Thomas said the referendum should be held at the same time as the next federal election to save on costs.

The impact on BC taxpayers of selling liqufied natural gas overseas

CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman is digging into the impact on taxpayers and local natural gas buyers of selling liquified natural gas overseas. On the July 4 episode of Voice of B.C., he posed the question to Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman and, on the July 10 episode, to NDP critic John Horgan.

CTF's Debt Clock Visits Prince George

After 30 cities and three weeks, B.C.'s Debt Clock made its final stop in Prince George July 10.

CTF's Debt Clock visits Kelowna

B.C.'s Debt Clock visited Kelowna July 4 and made quite an impact on taxpayers.

CTF's 2013 TaxFighter Awards

On June 20th, 2013, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation inducted Preston Manning, Lee Morrison and Werner Schmidt into the TaxFighter Honour Roll for their steadfast commitment to MP pension reform. Combined these three men will have foregone $3.7 million in pension payments because they stuck to their word and stayed out of the pension plan.

CTF's Debt Clock visits Kamloops

The CTF's Debt Clock visits Kamloops, B.C. as part of its provincial Debt Clock Tour. Residents react to the province's staggering $57 billion debt which is increasing at $214 a second.

Exposing British Columbia's Debt Problem

Jordan Bateman and the B.C. Debt Clock visit Global's BC1 Top Story to point out just how expensive the provincial debt is becoming.

Taxpayers pay bureaucrat's property transfer tax and realty fees

B.C.'s new police watchdog Richard Rosenthal got his property transfer tax and realty fees paid by taxpayers. CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman was stunned by the amounts.

Big Liberal Pay Raises in BC

On her first day back, Premier Christy Clark was defending her decision to give big raises to key political appointees.

BC mayors and councillors waste tax dollars

Why were regional mayors and councillors -- living within 45 minutes of Vancouver -- staying overnight at fancy hotels on the taxpayer dime during the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference?

Manitoba's PST hike will hurt business

A number of business groups and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation have joined together to express their concerns about the damaging effects the proposed rate hike in the Manitoba PST will have on the economy.

Why are taxpayers subsidizing housing for the wealthy?

Using Freedom of Information Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt discovers people earning as much as $172,000 a year are living in taxpayer subsidized housing.

Why are Manitobans moving to Saskatchewan?

Prairie Director Colin Craig releases data showing Manitobans are moving to Saskatchewan in droves. He says Saskatchewan's lower taxes is a contributing factor.

Both MPs and Senators should post their expenses online

CTF federal Director Gregory says both MPs and Senators should be required to post their expenses online. Gregory says its hypocritical for MPs to criticize Senator expenses when MPs are keep their expense claims hidden from public view.

Maritime gas taxes are too high

Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey states Maritimers pay too much in gas taxes.

How to increase accountability for Senators' expense claims

In this interview, CTF Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt states one of the best ways to make Senators and MPs more accountable is by posting their expense claims online.

Manitobans protest PST hike

Manitobans gather in front of the provincial legislature to protest the government's planned PST hike.

Post Senator Expenses Online

Federal director Gregory Thomas discusses questionable Senator expenses. Gregory says the solution to the problem is forcing Senators and MPs to post their expenses online.

High Gas Taxes Driving British Columbians South of the Border

CTF BC director Jordan Bateman says British Columbia's high gas taxes are causing people to go to the US to buy gas. He made the remarks as part of the CTF's annual Gas Tax Honesty Day held May 16, 2013.

BC Election Results in Costly Municipal Byelections

The B.C. election saw several mayors and councillors move into the Legislature – now taxpayers are on the hook for a series of by-elections. But CTF's Jordan Bateman points out there is one Mayor/MLA elect, Penticton's Dan Ashton, who won't be a burden for taxpayers. From CBC News, May 15, 2013.

Questionable Senate Expense Claims

CTF Research Director Bergamini discusses the questionable expense claims made by Canadian Senators and provides a solution on how to fix the problem.

Manitobans protest PST hike in front of legislature

On May 2, 2013, angry Manitobans gathered in front of the provincial legislature to protest the proposed PST hike. During the provincial election campaign, Premier Greg Selinger had promised he would not raise the PST.

Alberta government considering raising beer taxes

The Alberta government is considering raising taxes on beer brewed outside of Alberta by small and medium sized brewers. Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt comments.

Growing opposition to PST hike in Manitoba

Opposition is growing towards the announced PST hike by the Manitoba government. What is particularly irking to taxpayers is Premier Selinger promised not the raise the PST in order to get elected.

Taking a closer look at the BC NDP's proposed tax hikes

CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman vettes the NDP's proposed tax hikes and digs into gold-plated MLA pensions and other politician perks.

Retiring BC MLAs win $21 million pension lotto

The CTF has calculated MLA pensions -- and 21 retiring MLAs will cost taxpayers $20 million in pension payouts.

Manitoba Hydro spends money to defend spending

Manitoba Hydro is taking to the airwaves to defend $20 billion in new spending. Prairie Director Colin Craig says instead of advertizing, Manitoba Hydro should be asking taxpayers if they want to be involved in this very risky investment that depends on U.S. buying electricity.

Why would anyone oppose financial accountability for Indian leadership?

Native protestors showed up at news conference announcing the passing of Bill C-27. The protestors opposed this bill because it will require Native Chiefs and councilors to be more accountable and transparent about their salaries.

Bill C-27 Brings Transparency to Spending on Indian Reserves

CTF attends news conference announcing the passing of Bill C-27 that requires Indian Bands to post their financial statements and Chief and councilor salaries online.

Discussing Alberta's fiscal mess

CTF Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt discusses Alberta's fiscal mess and Premier Redford's plans to address the province on TV to discuss the problem. The live address will be paid for by taxpayers.

CTF discussed in Alberta Legislature

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation and Scott Hennig, VP Communications and Derek Fildebrandt, Alberta Director were discussed in the Alberta Legislature surrounding the Alberta government's initial refusal to allow the CTF into the pre-budget lock up.

Only 20% pay TransLink fare evasion fines

After virtually ignoring fare evaders for decades, TransLink is seeing less than 20% of people pay their fare evasion fines. CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman says it's going to take a while for fare evaders to "unlearn" this behaviour.

Questionable expenses by President of Red River College

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released FOI documents showing Manitoba's Red River College President Stephanie Forsyth expensed $205 for golf shoes, her driver's license, a bag at the Vancouver Airport for $134 and a number of expenses for her BMW; car washes, insurance, winter tires, a GPS, etc. Prairie Director Colin Craig comments.

What should be done with Pacific Carbon Trust?

CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman and independent Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson have been fighting the wasteful Pacific Carbon Trust for a long time. Jordan asked Bob if he agrees with the CTF position that the Trust should be killed outright.

Private and public sector pay in Alberta

Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt debates the problem of the huge pay gap between public and equivalent private sector employees.

2013 Teddy Awards - complete verision

Full Version of 2013 Teddy Awards, honouring the best of the worst of government waste.

2013 Teddy Awards

The CTF's Annual Teddy Awards honoring the best of the worst of government waste.

Alberta government backs down, lets CTF into prebudget meeting

For the first time in 20 years, the Alberta government had decided not to allow the CTF into a pre-budget meeting to view the budget documents before they were released. However, after the story of the CTF's banishment gained media traction, the Alberta government relented and allowed Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt to attend.

CTF Locked Out of Alberta Budget Briefing

For the first time in 20 years, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation was locked out of the Alberta Government's budget briefing. Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt comments.

Will Premier Wynne fulfil her promise to balance the Ontario budget by 2017?

CTF Ontario Director Candice Malcolm discusses expectations of Ontario's new premier Kathleen Wynne. Prior to being elected, Wynned promised to balance the Ontario budget by 2017.

Denmark's failed fat tax experiment

With groups proposing governments implement a tax on items deemed fattening, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation invited Jens Klarskov -- head of Denmark's Chamber of Commerce -- to tour Canada explaining Denmark's failed fat tax experiment. Denmark had implement a tax on fattening foods and repealed it one year later.

Transit Police officer left explosives on a commercial jet liner

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation's B.C. Director Jordan Bateman uncovered a frightening incident where a Transit Police officer left explosives on a commercial jet liner following a dog training exercise -- and didn't notice for two full days. Global News, January 21, 2013.

Should politicians moonlight on the public dime?

CTF Research Director Nick Bergamini comments on politicians charging fees to speak at events.

Alberta Premier calls economic summit to discuss Alberta's future

CTF Alberta Director Derek Fildebrant's address to the Premier's Economic Summit. He says the Alberta government must cut spending to return the province back to a sound fiscal footing.

Ontario loses millions in tax dollars annually to sale of contraband cigarettes on reserves

CTF Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt discusses the latest report showing the Ontario and federal governments are losing as much as $1.2 billion in tax revenue annually due to the illegal sale of contraband cigarettes on Indian reserves.

What do Chiefs' earn?

Prairie Director Colin Craig discusses the various components of Chiefs' salaries.

How much is Chief Redman earning?

Prairie Director Colin Craig breaks down the salary of Chief Redman of the Standing Buffalo Reserve in Saskatchewan. Though the band has only 443 people, Redman pulls in a salary greater than the Prime Minister of Canada.

B.C.'s Year End Tax Changes

B.C. Director Jordan Bateman discusses the numerous tax increases taxpayers in British Columbia will face in 2013.

Secret tax increase in Manitoba

Prairie Director Colin Craig discusses the annual secret tax increase implemented by the Manitoba government because of "bracket creep."

Federal bureaucrats costs Canadian taxpayers $114,000 a year

CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas responds to a report that each bureaucrat in the federal government costs taxpayers on average $114,000 annually.

Alberta government finances were in trouble before the flood

With looming costs due to the recent flooding in Alberta, CTF Alberta director says the government can't blame the flood for its fiscal problems, because those problems were there long before the flood took place.
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