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.
Podcast: What to do with ICBC?
February 13, 2018CTF BC Director Kris Sims discusses possible solutions to the problems facing BC's government-owned car insurer -- ICBC. This includes getting ICBC out of government hands by turning it into a cooperative and then opening up car insurance to competition.
Ontario PC leadership candidates sign CTF's No Carbon Tax pledge
February 13, 2018All three leadership candidates for the Ontario PC Party (Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, and Caroline Mulroney) signed the CTF's "No Carbon Tax" pledge where they promise if elected Ontario premier to: 1. Repeal the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax; 2. Not enact an Ontario carbon tax; and 3. Oppose a federal carbon tax.
Why does Calgary's city council pension plan cost five times more than Edmonton's?
February 12, 2018CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig compares the payouts of the Calgary City Council pension plan with that of Edmonton's. The costs for Calgary's city council pension is $6.1 million compared to only $1.3 million for Edmonton.
Caroline Mulroney signs CTF's "No Carbon Tax" pledge
February 12, 2018With CTF Ontario director Christine Van Geyn looking on, Ontario PC Candidate Caroline Mulroney signed the CTF's No Carbon Tax pledge. If elected Ontario Premier, Mulroney promises to: 1. Repeal the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax; 2. Not enact an Ontario carbon tax and 3. Oppose a federal carbon tax.
Doug Ford & Christine Elliot sign CTF's 'No Carbon Tax' pledge
February 12, 2018With CTF Ontario Director Christine Van Geyn looking on, Ontario PC candidates Doug Ford and Christine Elliot sign the CTF's "No Carbon Tax" pledge promising to: 1. Repeal the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax; 2. Not enact an Ontario carbon tax; and 3. Oppose a federal carbon tax.
ICBC to limit payouts in order to deal with $1.3 billion deficit
February 07, 2018With ICBC, British Columbia's government-owned car insurer, expected to lose $1.3 billion this year, the government announced it would be capping the amount it pays out on less serious injuries to $5,000. CTF's BC Director Kris Sims says a better solution would be opening up car insurance to competition.
What are your recommendations for the next federal budget?
February 06, 2018CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick asks what you would like to see included in Ottawa's 2018 federal budget?
Regina residents facing another massive property tax increase
February 05, 2018With the City of Regina ready to impose a 4.9% property tax hike in 2018, many citizens are outraged. This is the second highest tax increase in the last ten years, with the highest coming last year when council hit the city with a massive 6.9% rate increase. CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay says these tax increases are not sustainable as people can't keep paying more money every year. He says the city needs to cut spending.
Car insurance rate hikes coming for British Columbians?
January 30, 2018With ICBC, BC's government-owned car insurance corporation, projecting a $1.3 billion deficit this fiscal years, many believe significant rate hikes are on the way. BC already has the highest car insurance rates in Canada. CTF BC Director Kris Sims says that the government needs to turn ICBC into a Co-op and then open the door for competition.
Kris Sims calls for major changes at ICBC
January 30, 2018BC Director Kris Sims says that British Columbia already has the highest car insurance rates in Canada. The recent announcement that ICBC is projecting a $1.3 billion loss this fiscal year means more rate increases. Sims calls for a major overhaul of the corporation. The government should turn it into a co-op and allow private competition.
Calgary Board of Education's questionable payout
January 29, 2018CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig says the payout to the Calgary Board of Education's chief superintendent is unreasonable. David Stevenson, who still had a year and a half left on his contract, decided to leave his position early. CBE gave him $500,000 as a parting gift.