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CTF Federal Director Steps Down

November 25, 2003
CTF Federal Director Steps Down
  • After 10,000 interviews, hundreds of OPEDs, many speeches and campaigns, Walter Robinson steps down
  • Search for new CTF Federal Director to begin immediately

OTTAWA / VICTORIA / REGINA: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has accepted the resignation of its federal director, Walter Robinson. Mr. Robinson's last day with the CTF will be Friday, December 19, 2003.

On the Map in Ottawa
" Opening an office in the nation's capital in 1997 and hiring Walter Robinson were two of the best decisions the CTF ever made," said National Communications Director Troy Lanigan. "Walter has made an immeasurable contribution, not only in elevating the CTF at the national level but in achieving real and tangible results for taxpayers in Canada. Walter is a tireless and dedicated crusader for the cause of lower taxes, less waste and accountable government. We wish him every success in the future."

Ending Bracket Creep
" Marshalling the CTF's effort to end bracket creep in the 2000 budget is by far my most rewarding experience," said Robinson. "Taxpayers saved $20.7 billion in personal income taxes over five years. Even Paul Martin acknowledged our leadership role on this file."

Other Public Policy Milestones During Mr. Robinson's Tenure

  • The reform of MP compensation
  • Re-focusing public attention wasteful corporate welfare schemes
  • Highlighting government tax gouging at the gas pumps
  • Authoring a paper on health care reform and appearing in first-day testimony before the Romanow Royal Commission, and
  • Advancing the cause of voting reform.

Next Steps
Mr. Robinson will devote his immediate attention to community pursuits. A national search to staff the soon-to-be vacant CTF federal director position will commence shortly with details posted December 1st on the CTF's website (www.taxpayer.com).

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