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Cabinet shouldn’t get rebates for missing budget targets

Manitoba The 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

Alberta Following 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.

Nationalizing the Trans Mountain pipeline is a terrible idea

Federal When Kinder Morgan announced on Apr. 8 that it was suspending all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley immediately floated the idea of the Alberta government buying an equity stake in the pipeline. Even her political opponent, United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, agreed, arguing that a “market failure” justified the use of putting taxpayer money into the project.

Canadians might be okay with carbon taxes - until they see the price

Federal Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission released a report on carbon pricing last week along with survey results from polling firm Abacus Data gauging Canadians’ support for fighting climate change.
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AB: No Calgary Olympic bid

Alberta
Calgary households and businesses can’t afford a large property tax increase to pay for hosting the Olympics. Sign the petition

Contre les hausses de taxes à Montréal

Quebec
Au cours de la dernière campagne pour la mairie de Montréal, Valérie Plante s’est engagée à ne pas hausser les taxes plus rapidement que l’inflation. Malheureusement, lors de son premier budget, elle a brisé cette promesse. Sign the petition

Federal: Chop the meat tax

Federal
Canadians from coast to coast to coast already pay some of the highest taxes in the world and our meat producers abide by some of the toughest environmental rules on the planet. Sign the petition

Federal: No Money for Omar Khadr

Federal
Media are reporting that the federal government is preparing to offer Omar Khadr a $10 million compensation package paid for by Canadian taxpayers. Sign the petition

Federal: No Federal Carbon Tax

Federal
Your government’s plan to impose a “pan-Canadian carbon framework” – a carbon tax - on any province that refuses to do so itself will be an unfair hit to Canadian families, businesses and rural communities. Sign the petition

BC: Cut Vancouver housing taxes

British Columbia
Housing costs in the Lower Mainland are out of control. But more taxes are not the answer. Instead, you need to cut back the 37% of housing costs that go to government. Sign the petition

ON: Reverse the Beer Tax Hike

Ontario
Beer in Ontario is already heavily taxed, and Kathleen Wynne’s plan to hike the tax by another $1 on a case of 24 will make beer even more expensive. Sign the petition

ON: Axe the Travel Tax

Ontario
Flying is one of the most heavily taxed activities in Canada. Sign the petition

ON: No Cap & Trade Tax in Ontario!

Ontario
Ontarians already pay some of the highest hydro prices in North America, and our energy rates continue to rise every year. Sign the petition

AB: No Tax Dollars for Pro Sports Arenas

Alberta
Calgarians support their hockey team and arena voluntarily through ticket sales and concessions, not through taxes. The City of Calgary can support the construction of a new arena in many ways without asking taxpayers to open their wallets. Sign the petition

NB: Stop the New Brunswick Debt Clock

Atlantic
New Brunswick taxpayers have seen almost every tax and fee raised in an effort to balance the budget, yet the government is still spending hundreds of millions more than they are bringing in. Sign the petition

Federal: National Referendum on Abolishing the Senate

Federal
The Canadian Senate is neither elected nor accountable to Canadians. For nearly 20 years, politicians have dragged their feet on Senate reform. Sign the petition

Federal: Put Parliament's Expense Receipts Online

Federal
MPs and Senators should be transparent and accountable to taxpayers with how they spend taxpayers' money. Sign the petition

MB: Cut the PST

Manitoba
Petition to stop the Manitoba government from raising the PST. Sign the petition

Federal: Lower Gas Taxes & Dedicate Them to Roads

Federal
Require the federal government by law to continue dedicating all gas and diesel taxes to roads. Sign the petition

Federal: Balance the Federal Budget

Federal
The federal government has run deficits in 37 of the last 50 years, which has resulted in a federal debt of over This $651 billion. debt costs Canadians $26.3 billion dollars per year in interest payments alone. Sign the petition

Federal: Stop Bailing Out Government Employee Pension Plans

Federal, Saskatchewan
Taxpayers can't afford to keep paying billions of dollars each year to bailout government employee pension plans. Sign the petition

NS: Balance the Nova Scotia Budget

Atlantic
We the undersigned, demand the Nova Scotia government honor its commitment to balance the budget in 2013-14 Sign the petition

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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
on February 26, 2018

Two pensions for Nenshi?

Two pensions for Nenshi?Those following the current discussion about the golden pension benefits provided to Calgary's city council might find this blog post of interest ... notably, the fact that Calgary appears to be the only major city in Canada that offers two pensions for its mayor. Read More
on January 23, 2018

A closer look at AB and SK's economic growth

A closer look at AB and SK's economic growthThere have been a few barbs on Twitter and in the media over the past while about the economic performance of Saskatchewan and Alberta during the recent recession and recovery period...so I decided to take a closer look at what's going on... Read More

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