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Fighting for Taxpayers: Battles Fought & Battles Ahead

Fighting for Taxpayers: Battles Fought & Battles Ahead

On occasion of our 25th anniversary, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is pleased to announce the release of Fighting for Taxpayers: Battles Fought & Battles Ahead.

Written by CTF President Troy Lanigan, the book explores the early beginnings of the CTF in the late 1980s when citizen activists who organized “Axe the Tax” rallies to oppose the GST came to understand that as long as taxpayers were reacting to government decisions, nothing would change. Canadian taxpayers, they realized, needed a permanent, proactive and independent voice to counterbalance the inertia of big government.

From the tax revolt of the mid-1990s, to the iconic National Debt Clock and the successful campaign to reform bloated Parliamentary pensions, this book details the people, the campaigns and the ups and downs inside one of Canada's most influential advocacy groups. The book is a look back, but also a look ahead: the aging population, the power of government employee unions and the ideological war against economic development are all issues that will impact our pocket books and our prosperity going forward.

Order your copy today!


(Includes shipping, handling and all taxes.)

For orders of ten books or more, please contact the CTF's head office in Regina at: 1-800-667-7933.

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Praise for Fighting for Taxpayers!

Canada needs a new tax revolt, and maybe this book will help revive the revolution that started in the dark days of the early 1990s. It’s fact-filled and deep in telling the story of the birth of the CTF and how it grew … into a national force for fiscal good. As is clear by the end of Fighting for Taxpayers, there’s still a lot of work to do. This book proves that it can be done.

Terence Corcoran
Financial Post

Whether hauling around a 600 pound debt clock or planting plastic pigs on Parliament Hill, the  CTF has proven its prowess in grabbing the attention of both the public and politicians. Lanigan takes us behind the scenes of one of the most creative and effective public advocacy organizations in Canada today.

Barbara Yaffe
Vancouver Sun

Troy Lanigan gives the highly-entertaining inside story of how and why the CTF became such a significant voice in Canadian politics. Never has any organization brought so much fun to the deadly serious—and never ending—business of keeping government honest.

Peter Foster
author and columnist

In its first quarter century, the CTF has frequently been more effective than opposition politicians at holding governments to account.

Lorne Gunter
Sun Media

You have the power to change who influences politics in our country: big unions, big corporations and government-funded special interest groups can be challenged by the contributions of thousands of individual taxpayers who care to make a difference.



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