Saskatoon not immediately pursuing new taxation powers, but considering options
April 20, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is pleased to learn Saskatoon City Hall has no immediate plans to implement new taxation powers, but remains concerned that new taxes may be coming.
Taxpayers reassured that Regina City Hall isn’t actively pursuing new taxation powers
April 20, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) received confirmation from the City of Regina that it’s not seeking new taxation powers.
Cabinet shouldn’t get rebates for missing budget targets
April 19, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is thanking the NDP for delaying Bill 27 and giving the government a chance to rethink its plan to send future rebates to cabinet ministers who lose pay for missing current budget targets.
CTF preparing to urge Calgarians to Vote "NO" in Olympics Plebiscite
April 17, 2018Following yesterday’s City of Calgary decision to continue pursuing an Olympic bid, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced today it is preparing to urge Calgarians to vote “NO” in a soon-to-be-approved plebiscite.
Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to Ecofiscal Commission report on carbon taxes
April 04, 2018Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to the Ecofiscal Commission’s report on Canadians’ views on carbon taxes: “This report and survey suggests that while Canadians are concerned about climate change, they still know very little about carbon taxes and their real dollar cost.
Happy Easter! Your beer, wine and spirits are about to get more expensive
March 29, 2018OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is reminding Canadians that as of Easter Sunday, April 1st, they will be paying more for beer, wine and spirits thanks to the federal government’s tax escalator on alcohol.
Landmark Appeal Court victory re-enforces financial transparency for First Nations
March 29, 2018REGINA, SK: Grassroots people in First Nations communities have the right to know how their leaders are spending the bands’ money, according precedent-setting Court of Appeal ruling Onion Lake Cree Nation v Charmaine Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Ontario 2018 Budget: Bigger deficits, more spending, higher taxes
March 28, 2018TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is highly disturbed by the budget released today by the Ontario government. There has been much speculation over the past few weeks over the size of the deficit, which was today revealed to stand at $6.7 billion.
Taxpayers Federation: Metro Vancouver Board pay hike is wrong
March 27, 2018Metro Vancouver Pay Hike and Retirement Bonus
Transparency strengthened at Thunderchild First Nation
March 15, 2018SASKATOON, SK: Activists from Thunderchild First Nation achieved a significant step to restore accountability and transparency after band leaders agreed to release the community’s basic financial documents.
Free pass for foreign oil costs taxpayers billions
March 14, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released documents obtained from the federal government through Access to Information that show foreign oil is getting a free emissions pass from the federal government – one that is costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
Saskatchewan makes progress to balance operational budget – Canadian Taxpayers Federation
March 02, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is applauding the Saskatchewan government’s continued progress to balance the operational budget with the release of the third quarter update.
Taxpayers Federation: Budget 2018 still offers no plan back to balance
February 27, 2018OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today expressed concern about the Trudeau government’s 2018 budget, which did not lay out a clear path to eliminate the deficit and failed to address growing concerns about Canada’s tax competitiveness.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation applauds Premier Moe for taking PST off insurance
February 26, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is applauding new Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe for delivering a victory for taxpayers by taking the PST off agriculture, life and health insurance premiums.
20th annual CTF Teddy Awards for government waste
February 14, 2018OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today held its 20th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Jessica. The awards event took place on Parliament Hill in the Charles Lynch Press Theatre.
Calgary’s council pension eclipses Edmonton’s
February 09, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released a freedom of information document today that shows the City of Calgary’s city council pension costs were approximately five times that of Edmonton’s council retirement benefits from 2007-2016.
Manitoba government should not gamble taxpayers’ money on venture capital funds
February 08, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the Manitoba government to focus on broad-based tax relief rather than gambling taxpayers’ money on a venture capital fund. The province today issued a release announcing its search for fund managers.
Changing of the guard at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation
January 31, 2018The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced some changes in staff roles for Atlantic Canada today. After helping launch our Atlantic office in 2010, Kevin Lacey has decided to depart the CTF. Kevin is being replaced by our Alberta Director Paige MacPherson, who will be moving back to Nova Scotia following her maternity leave.
Advisory: Changing of the guard at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation
January 31, 2018EDMONTON, AB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced some changes in staff roles today. Alberta Director Paige MacPherson, who is currently on maternity leave, will be moving to Nova Scotia to become the CTF’s new Atlantic Director. Colin Craig who has been acting as interim Alberta Director assumes the Alberta role on a permanent basis.
La FCC lance une pétition pour s’opposer aux hausses de taxes de Valérie Plante
January 16, 2018MONTRÉAL – La Fédération canadienne des contribuables (FCC) a lancé aujourd’hui une pétition pour s’opposer aux hausses de taxes de la nouvelle administration Plante à Montréal.