Give Calgary taxpayers a say on hosting the Olympics
April 04, 2018The 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.
Trudeau's escaltor tax hits alcohol on April 1
April 04, 2018CTF'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.
Is ICBC ready to crack down on good drivers?
March 20, 2018Despite what ICBC claims, BC is not full of bad drivers. BC Director Kris Sims comments on suggestions ICBC may start raising the premiums of good drivers in order to deal with its $1.3 billion deficit. ICBC already has some of the highest car insurance rates in Canada.
Foreign Oil's Free Pass
March 20, 2018New documents show the Trudeau government put up a barrier in front of Canadian oil, but rolled out the red carpet for foreign oil. This approach is costing taxpayers billions! https://www.taxpayer.com/news-releases/free-pass-for-foreign-oil-costs-taxpayers-billions Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions https://youtu.be/qnC_ljR-0aQ
Ottawa spends $118K on Calendars
March 07, 2018We got a tip that the Office of the Privacy Commissioner was spending a lot of money on calendars. So we ATIP'd it. They spent $118,359 on 44,549 paper calendars in the last five years! Who even uses paper calendars anymore? https://www.taxpayer.com/media/OPC-A-2017-00156.pdf Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions https://youtu.be/qnC_ljR-0aQ
Will the Trudeau Liberals ever find a way to balance the budget?
February 28, 2018CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick provides a breakdown of recently announced Federal budget. The Federal debt will rise a further $80 billion by 2022 – a total increase of $110 billion since Liberals came into office
Can Trudeau balance the budget?
February 26, 2018CTF Federal Director provides six things the federal government could cut to balance its budget: 1. End corporate welfare: $3.2 billion; 2. End regional pork barrelling: $858 million; 3. Tie provincial transfers to inflation: $3.5 billion; 4. Reduce bureaucracy back to 2016 levels: $5.1 billion; 5. Cut Heritage Canada's budget: $650 million; and 6. Reduce foreign aid spending: $1.3 billion. Music ⓒ - Kevin MacLeod Terms and conditions https://youtu.be/qnC_ljR-0aQ
Premier Scott Moe removes PST off most insurance premiums
February 26, 2018Prior to winning the leadership of the SaskParty, CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay asked Premier Scott Moe about taking the PST off insurance. Moe promise if he won the nomination he would take the tax off most insurance products. Today Premier Scott Moe announced that he's keeping that promise. This is a huge victory for Saskatchewan taxpayers - thank you Premier Moe.
How to tackle the tax haven problem
February 26, 2018CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick says one of the ways Canada can deal with the problem of people moving money out of country to avoid paying taxes is to reduce the number of ways to game the system. The tax code needs to be simplified.
Was Justin Trudeau's trip to India a waste of tax dollars?
February 22, 2018CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick comments on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent trip to India.