Big Incomes in Manitoba's Social Housing
September 25, 2013Prairie Director Colin Craig releases data obtained through Freedom of Information showing Manitoba's social housing is renting to people earning in excess of a $130,000 a year. Social housing is intended to help low income earners.
Why is the City of Calgary funding anti-oil activists?
September 09, 2013CTF Alberta director Derek Fildebrandt released information received via a Freedom of Information request showing Calgary taxpayers paid $340,000 to the Pembina Institute -- an activist organization opposing Alberta's oil sands. Ezra Levant slices through Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's feeble attempts to justify the spending.
Why are Manitoba's hospital cafeterias losing money?
August 15, 2013Prairie Director Colin Craig releases data showing cafeterias in most Manitoba hospitals are losing money. Why does one hospital actually make money?
Was Nova Scotia government planning to hike recycling fees?
August 07, 2013Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey releases a secret discussion paper leaked to the CTF, that suggests the Nova Scotia was considering hikes to numerous recycling fees. Caught off guard by the leak, the government has since stated it will not be hiking fees.
CTF calls for a national referendum on the Senate
July 19, 2013With a two and half story balloon of Mike Duffy as a backdrop, Federal Director Gregory Thomas calls on the Federal government to hold a national referendum or whether or not Canada should abolish the Senate. Thomas said the referendum should be held at the same time as the next federal election to save on costs.
The impact on BC taxpayers of selling liqufied natural gas overseas
July 12, 2013CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman is digging into the impact on taxpayers and local natural gas buyers of selling liquified natural gas overseas. On the July 4 episode of Voice of B.C., he posed the question to Natural Gas Minister Rich Coleman and, on the July 10 episode, to NDP critic John Horgan.
CTF's 2013 TaxFighter Awards
July 09, 2013On June 20th, 2013, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation inducted Preston Manning, Lee Morrison and Werner Schmidt into the TaxFighter Honour Roll for their steadfast commitment to MP pension reform. Combined these three men will have foregone $3.7 million in pension payments because they stuck to their word and stayed out of the pension plan.
Taxpayers pay bureaucrat's property transfer tax and realty fees
June 28, 2013B.C.'s new police watchdog Richard Rosenthal got his property transfer tax and realty fees paid by taxpayers. CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman was stunned by the amounts.
Why are taxpayers subsidizing housing for the wealthy?
June 12, 2013Using Freedom of Information Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt discovers people earning as much as $172,000 a year are living in taxpayer subsidized housing.
Both MPs and Senators should post their expenses online
June 03, 2013CTF federal Director Gregory says both MPs and Senators should be required to post their expenses online. Gregory says its hypocritical for MPs to criticize Senator expenses when MPs are keep their expense claims hidden from public view.
How to increase accountability for Senators' expense claims
May 24, 2013In this interview, CTF Alberta Director Derek Fildebrandt states one of the best ways to make Senators and MPs more accountable is by posting their expense claims online.