Winnipeg town hall meeting held to discuss small business tax changes
October 13, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held a town hall meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba to discuss the federal government's changes to the small business tax.
CTF holds townhall meeting in Winnipeg to discuss small business tax changes
October 13, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held a townhall meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba to discuss the impact of Ottawa's proposed changes to how small businesses are taxed.
Employee discount tax was also an attack on small business
October 12, 2017Saskatchewan Director Todd MacKay says the CRA's recent decision to tax employee discounts, since cancelled, was not only an attack on employees but as well small businesses owners who would be forced to track of these discounts and then to tax them. Todd says many over-burdened employers would be tempted to just cancel the discount.
Kathleen Wynne driving businesses out of Ontario
October 12, 2017CTF Ontario Director Christine Van Gyn launched a campaign to show how the Ontario government's taxes and policies are driving businesses and people out of Ontario. The campaign features a large red moving van with the words Kathleen Wynne Moving Company emblazoned on is side. The CTF is touring many Ontario communities with the van to get the message out.
Cancelled employee discount tax shows Canadians can change government policy
October 12, 2017CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick says the government's recent decision to cancel a tax on discounts businesses give their employees because of a public outcry shows that Canadians can make a difference. It also reveals that taxpayers must keep a vigilant eye on government policy.
Taxing employee discounts
October 11, 2017Saskatchewan Director Todd MacKay comments on the federal's government's decision to start taxing discounts employees receive while working for a business. The policy is scheduled to come into effect Jan 1, 2018. Due to the public backlash, reports suggest the Liberal government is now backing off implementing this tax.
Employee discounts in CRA's sights
October 11, 2017Canada Revenue Agency said it is planning to start taxing discounts that employees receive from the businesses they work for effective January 1, 2018. Saskatchewan Director Todd MacKay responds. Due to the public backlash, reports suggest the Liberal government is now backing off implementing this tax.
CTF continues its Kathleen Wynne Moving Company tour
October 10, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation pulled into Sudbury, Ontario with its satirical Kathleen Moving Company van highlighting the exodus of businesses and people from Ontario because of the government's high taxes and questionable policies.
CTF unveils Kathleen Wynne Moving Company
October 06, 2017With concerns the Ontario government's high taxes and abusive policies are causing businesses and people to leave the province, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation unveiled its Kathleen Wynne Moving Company to expose the disturbing trend.
CTF calls for changes to Calgary council pension plan
October 05, 2017A report released by Interim Alberta Director Colin Craig showed over the last decade taxpayers have contributed $5.8 million Calgary council pension fund, with councilors only contributing $1.2 million. This does not include any payment taxpayers made to a second pension top up that councilors also receive. The CTF called for the plan to be transformed to defined contribution plan where taxpayers match city councilor contributions.
Kathleen Wynne's Moving Company launch
October 05, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation launched a satirical moving company named after Premier Wynne to highlight the Ontario government policies that are driving families and businesses out of Ontario. Sign the petition at http://www.wynnesmovingcompany.ca/
Liberal back benchers questing Trudeau's small business tax increase
September 18, 2017As the Canadian Taxpayers Federation ramps up its opposition to Trudeau's proposed small business tax increase, reports are coming in that Liberal back benchers are now having second thoughts about the tax increase.
CTF launches air war
September 19, 2017As MPs returned to Parliament on September 18, 2017, the CTF launched an "air war" opposing the federal government's proposed small business tax increases. The CTF had a plane pulling a banner over the House of Commons that read: "No Small Biz Tax Hike taxpayer.com"
Opposition growing to Ottawa's proposed increase in the small business tax
September 19, 2017A number of organizations including the CTF are opposed to the Liberal government's proposed small business tax increase. On September 18, 2017, the CTF welcomed Members of Parliament back to the House of Commons with an airplane pulling a banner opposing the tax increase.
CTF protests small biz tax on Parliament Hill
September 20, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to back off from his proposed increase in the small business tax by flying a banner over Parliament Hill as MPs returned to Ottawa for the fall sitting.
CTF flies banner over Parliament protesting small business tax
September 20, 2017With MPs returning for the fall sitting of the House of Commons, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation welcomed them back with a plane pulling a banner protesting the Liberal government's proposed increase in the small business tax.
CTF protests small biz tax on Parliament Hill
September 19, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to back off from his proposed increase in the small business tax by flying a banner over Parliament Hill as MPs returned to Ottawa for the fall sitting.
UCP leadership candidates sign CTF pledge
September 18, 2017With CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig looking on, three leadership candidates for the United Conservative Party signed the CTF's Taxpayer Protection Pledge to eliminate the Carbon tax and balance the Alberta budget if elected premier. The three candidates signing the pledge were Jason Kenny, Doug Schweitzer and Brian Jean.
Presentation to House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration committee
September 12, 2017CTF Atlantic Director makes a presentation to the House of Commons Citizenship and Immigration committee on the Temporary Workers Program.
Will Ottawa's email boondoggle become the next gun registry?
September 12, 2017CTF Federal Director Aaron Gunn comments on the federal government's latest project to convert all emails to 'Canada.ca'. With only 10% of the emails converted at a cost of $100 million, Aaron wonders if this will become the next Gun registry boondoggle, that cost taxpayers over $1 billion.
CTF calls for changes to Alberta MLA's housing allowance
August 11, 2017Alberta MLAs living outside Edmonton are provided a housing allowance for accommodation in Edmonton. The CTF is calling for changes after it was revealed Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt rented out his government subsided apartment on AirBnB. CTF interim Alberta Director Colin Craig said that changes need to be made to the rules to stop MLAs from profiting on their already taxpayer subsidized housing. Prior to entering Alberta politics, Derek Fildebrandt served as research director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
CTF criticizes housing allowance double-dipping
August 10, 2017CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick criticized news that Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt rented out his Edmonton apartment after collecting a taxpayer-subsidized housing allowance for the same property. Before entering provincial politics, Fildebrandt served as a research director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
CTF calls for a major overhaul of BC's ICBC
August 22, 2017With news that BC taxpayers could be hit with a 30% increase in their car insurance premiums due to financial problems at the government-run ICBC, BC Director Kris Sims calls for the insurer to be turned into a cooperative and/or break up its car insurance monopoly and allow private competition.