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Three cheers for premier higgs' equalization reality check

Atlantic There’s good evidence to suggest that equalization might actually be making life worse for New Brunswick taxpayers.

Cut off expenses when Governor General Leaves Office

Federal Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivers petition demanding expenses for governors general be cut off after they leave office

New Year’s Tax Changes for 2019

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released its annual New Year’s Tax Changes report that highlights the increase to Canadian Pension Plan rates.

Federal Naughty and Nice List

Federal The CTF released its 2018 federal naughty and nice list, highlighting the people and institutions in Ottawa who have either been costing – or saving – taxpayers money.
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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
on July 25, 2018

Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?

Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?It’s easy to shrug off the cost of the carbon tax if you’re not paying the full bill ... say, if you’re a provincial cabinet minister and you use your taxpayer-funded government vehicle to drive off to Banff for the weekend or if you use it routinely for your weekend grocery trips. Read More

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Why does TransLink's CEO earn more than the Prime Minister of Canada?

CTF BC Director Kris Sims says it is outrageous that the head of a small government-owned regional transit line would earn more than the Premier of BC and the Prime Minister of Canada.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/global-affairs-canada-has-spent--127k-on-crystal-glass-and-stemware-since-2016

Global Affairs Canada has spent $127K on crystal glass and stemware since 2016

Ottawa spent over $127K on crystal glassware.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/alberta-has-a-spending-problem-not-a-revenue-problem

Alberta has a spending problem not a revenue problem

Some special interest groups are misleading Albertans by suggesting the province needs to raise taxes to deal with its serious financial difficulties.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/why-trudeau-s-carbon-tax-is-bad-for-canada

Why Trudeau's carbon tax is bad for Canada

CTF directors across Canada give reasons why Trudeau's carbon tax is bad for their region and ultimately Canada.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-launches-alberta-debt-clock-tour

CTF launches Alberta Debt Clock Tour

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is touring its debt clock around Alberta to expose the province's rapidly growing debt.
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How should Doug Ford save your family money?

We asked Ontarians how Doug Ford can save them money.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ottawa-buys-the-kinder-morgan-pipeline

Ottawa buys the Kinder Morgan pipeline

CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick comments on the Trudeau government's recent purchase of Kinder Morgan pipeline.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/carbon-taxes--the-washington-state-experience

Carbon taxes: The Washington State experience

The CTF launched a cross-country tour with Todd Myers, Director for the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, to share lessons from his state’s experience with carbon taxes.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/canadian-taxpayers-federation-calls-for-lower-gas-taxes

Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls for lower gas taxes

The CTF called on the federal government to remove the federal excise tax on gasoline in order to give Canadians relief at the pumps as part of the CTF’s 20th annual Gas Tax Honesty Day event.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ctf-seeks-intervenor-status-in-kinder-morgan-pipeline-court-case

CTF seeks intervenor status in Kinder Morgan pipeline court case

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is joining the fight over the Kinder Morgan pipeline. We are seeking intervenor status in the ongoing court fight, standing up for taxpayers. Oil and gas are vital to our economy and to our modern way of life- this pipeline needs to be built or we won’t have the money and salaries needed to pay the sky high taxes imposed on us in the first place. Help us by visiting taxpayer.com - Stand Up and Be Heard
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/trudeau-s-escaltor-tax-hits-alcohol-on-april-1

Trudeau's escaltor tax hits alcohol on April 1

CTF's VP Communications Scott Hennig comments on the recent 1.5% increase in alcohol tax on April 1, 2018. In the last federal budget, the Trudeau government introduced the escalator tax that automatically increases the tax on alcohol each year without debating it in the House of Commons.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/give-calgary-taxpayers-a-say-on-hosting-the-olympics

Give Calgary taxpayers a say on hosting the Olympics

The Alberta government stated it would provide financial support for Calgary's Olympic bid provided the city holds a plebiscite and Calgarians agree to host the Olynpics.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/ontario-s-2018-budget

Ontario's 2018 Budget

The CTF's Christine Van Geyn was in the Ontario Budget lockup today. Here's her take on the 2018 Ontario budget. Spoiler: higher spending, higher debt and higher taxes.
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/corporate-welfare-for-bombardier-

Corporate welfare for Bombardier?

After hearing news, Bombardier executives received a 12% pay increase in 2017, CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick questions the taxpayer bailouts given the corporation?
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https://www.taxpayer.com/recent-media/concerns-about-the-2018-alberta-budget

Concerns about the 2018 Alberta budget

CTF's VP Communications Scott Hennig expresses his concerns about the 2018 Alberta budget. The government stated that it expects the provincial debt to hit $96 Billion in five years.
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