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CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas responds to a report that each bureaucrat in the federal government costs taxpayers on average $114,000 annually.
CTF News Conference announcing Canada's Federal Debt will hit the $600,000,000,000 mark on November 24, 2012 11:19PM. The news conference was held November 23, 2012.
CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas comments on the Federal government's November Fiscal Update. In the update, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty played down the importance of the government balancing its budget.
On Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:19PM Canada's federal debt passed the $600,000,000,000 mark. Federal Director Gregory Thomas comments on this eventful milestone and describes the driving forces behind Canada's debt growth.
On November 24, 2012 at 11:19PM, Canada's federal debt passed $600,000,000,000. Recorded from debtclock.ca
Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt comments on news Lynn Redford -- the sister of Alberta Conservative Premier Alison Redford -- used her position in the Alberta government to make donations to the province's Conservative party. The donations were made by the government department she worked for.
B.C. has its first Auditor General for Local Government and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Jordan Bateman has a few suggestions for her to look into on day one.
Prairie Director Colin Craig comments on the announced corporate tax cut in the Saskatchewan Throne Speech. Colin applauds the move and says the government should be considering personal income tax cuts as well. He says in order to achieve tax cuts the government must first control its spending.
TransLink bus drivers report more than 2 million fare evaders—costing taxpayers and honest fare riders millions of dollars.
CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman asks Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard why cities aren't embracing the Province's net zero wage mandate with their unions.
Discussions are underway in Ottawa to reduce the lucrative MPs' gold-plated pensions. A number of areas are being discussed including what age MPs can start collecting their pension and increasing the amount MPs contribute to their plan.