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ICBC overcharging campers: CTF launches campaign to fight back

British Columbia VANCOUVER, BC: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released shocking numbers today showing that while British Columbians hit the road in their campers and RVs this summer, they are getting burned by ICBC’s forced insurance rates.

Canadian Consulate General in Hong Kong has spent $46k on tables, chairs and credenzas since June 2017

Federal OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released documents obtained through Access to Information showing that since June 2017, the Canadian Consulate General in Hong Kong has spent nearly $46,000 on tables, chairs and a credenza.

Career Opportunity: Executive Director of Generation Screwed

Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canada’s leading non-partisan, not-for-profit citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government, has an opening for the position of Executive Director of Generation Screwed.

Career Opportunity: Alberta Communications Director

Alberta, Federal The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canada’s leading non-partisan, not-for-profit, citizens’ advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government has an opening for the position of Alberta Communications Director.
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on May 13, 2018

Calgary's golf courses drowning in red ink

Calgary's golf courses drowning in red inkEarlier this year the Canadian Taxpayers Federation filed a Freedom of Information request with the City of Calgary to obtain revenue and expenditure figures for the city’s six golf courses. The city’s response shows the courses are drowning in red ink. Read More
on May 10, 2018

Dining in the sky on taxpayers’ dime

Dining in the sky on taxpayers’ dimeHave you ever wondered what politicians eat when they’re travelling? We were curious to find out (and to find out how much it cost taxpayers) so we filed some Access to Information requests for the food consumed on the Prime Minister’s plane for a few months last year. Read More
on April 13, 2018

Calgary's Olympic Bid: Top 5 Gaffes

Calgary's Olympic Bid: Top 5 GaffesIt’s not clear who is really pushing a Calgary Olympic bid behind the scenes, but it’s pretty clear the process has been a mess. Here are the “top 5 gaffes” related to Calgary’s Olympic bid exploration efforts so far... Read More
on April 10, 2018

Update on the high-flying CRTC Commissioner

Update on the high-flying CRTC CommissionerLast month we introduced you to Stephen B.Simpson, the CRTC’s British Columbia & Yukon commissioner and his preference for expensive flights and suggested maybe he stay home in BC. Except it turns out maybe his home isn’t even in BC. 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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Global Affairs Canada has spent $127K on crystal glass and stemware since 2016

Ottawa spent over $127K on crystal glassware.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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