CTF calls for BC's ICBC to be turned into a cooperative
August 21, 2017After news revealing major financial problems at BC's government owned car insurance corporation requiring massive increases in insurance premiums, BC Director Kris Sims called for ICBC to be turned into a cooperative.
CTF applauds government's decision not to support Victoria's Commonwealth Games bid
August 25, 2017CTF BC Director Kris Sims applauds the decision by the BC government not to support a bid for Victoria to host the Commonwealth games. The BC government was expected to cough up $400 million.
BC government says it will not support Victoria's bid to host Commonwealth Games
August 25, 2017With an anticipated budget of nearly $1 billion, the BC government said it would not be providing financial support in a bid for Victoria to host the Commonwealth Games. The bid committee expected BC to contribute $400 million to the games matched by the Federal government.
Government bureaucrats use more sick time than private sector workers
August 30, 2017A report released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation showed that on average government bureaucrats take 65% more sick time that private sector employees. The calculations were based on numbers provided by Statistics Canada.
CTF opposes Saskatchewan's new insurance tax
September 07, 2017Effective August 1, 2017, the Saskatchewan government imposed a new tax on insurance. The tax will apply to all types of insurance from Life insurance, disability insurance to crop insurance. CTF Saskatchewan Director Todd McKay opposes the tax and has started a petition to stop it.
New Brunswick moves to clean up faulty property assessments
April 04, 2017CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey comments on revelations Service News Brunswick invented home renovations to increase property tax assessments on over 2,000 properties.
O'Leary signs pledge to balance the federal budget if elected Prime Minister
March 23, 2017Conservative Party leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary signs pledge promising to balance the federal budget within two years if elected Prime Minister.
Victory: BC government announces plans to scrap the MSP
March 09, 2017fter a long hard fought battle by the CTF, the BC government announces cuts to Medical Services Premium.
CTF questions spending on swanky conference by BC Lottery
March 09, 2017A Freedom of Information request by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation uncovered BC Lottery Corporation's $208,000 loss on its 2016 New Horizons in Responsible Gaming conference.
Victoria Bridge Wins CTF's Municipal Teddy
February 28, 2017CTF awarded its Municipal Teddy to the City of Victoria for its bungled Blue Bridge project. This was part of the CTF's annual Teddy Awards held this year on February 22nd honouring the best of the worst of government spending.
2017 CTF Teddy Waste Awards
February 28, 2017The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its 19th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Sam.
Charmaine Stick's fight for Band accountability
December 22, 2016For years, Onion Lake Cree Nation band member, Charmaine Stick, has been battling her band council to release salaries of its chief and councilors and as well the band's financial documents. With the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, she will soon have her day in court.
Charmaine Stick's fight for First Nations Transpareny and Accountability
December 16, 2016Meet Charmaine Stick. She is an unbelievably brave First Nations woman who has been standing up to her chief and band council. If she is successful with her court action, it will set the precedent across Canada. The CTF is proud to stand with her. Share this video and learn more about how you can support Charmaine at www.taxpayer.com/charmaine
Taking Onion Lake Cree Nation to court over transparency
November 16, 2016As a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation, Charmaine Stick asked the chief and council to release the band's financial documents. When they refused, Charmaine, with the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, decided to take the band to court to force them to release the information.
Charmaine Stick Challenges Onion Lake Cree Nation in court
November 16, 2016With the help of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Onion Lake Cree Nation member is taking her band's leadership to court to force them to release the band's financial documents.
Generation Screwed Debt Clock Tour
September 22, 2016Generation Screwed, the youth wing of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, recently took the Debt Clock on a tour of university campuses. The goal was to let students know that their generation will ultimately be responsible for the debt governments are wracking up today.