CTF awards Irv Leroux TaxFighter of Year Award
June 01, 2016The Canadian Taxpayers Federation awarded BC resident Irv Leroux its TaxFighter of the Year Award at a ceremony this past May. In his decade-long battle with the Canada Revenue Agency over its wrongful tax claim, the courts ruled the CRA owed a Duty of Care to Canadians. The precedent set in this court case -- that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation helped fund -- is already being used in other legal disputes with the federal tax collection agency.
40% gas taxes in Quebec
May 19, 2016At a Montreal news conference CTF Quebec director Carl Vallée breakdowns the high gas taxes paid by people in Quebec as part of the CTF's annual Gas Tax Honesty Day. Taxes work out to about 40% of the price of a litre of gasoline. As part of this, he says each year the average driver pays about $100 in taxes on taxes.
'Anti-oppression' training, bureaucracy, holds up student clubs
April 07, 2016If students at the University of Guelph want to start, say, a chess club, they first have to take "anti-oppression" training that includes learning about ableism, saneism, classism and other ideas.
CTF works to ensure a PST cut is a top election issue in Manitoba
March 17, 2016The CTF unleashes its mascot, Fibber, to push for a cut in the Provincial Sales Tax during the Manitoba provincial election.
CTF says Alberta teachers should have salaries cut by 10%
March 04, 2016Alberta teachers are the highest paid teachers in Canada and with layoffs and salary reductions in the Alberta private sector due to collapsing oil prices, the CTF says Alberta teachers should have their salaries reduced by 10%. CTF Alberta Director Paige MacPherson faces off with Jonathan Teghtmeyer of the Alberta Teachers Association.
CTF opposes Nova Scotia government newspaper ad on pharmacare program
March 03, 2016Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey says taxpayers should not be paying for ad where Premier Stephen McNeil apologizes for problems in the senior's Pharmacare program.
CTF discusses bailout of supply management because of trade deal
October 09, 2015VP, Communications Scott Hennig discusses the federal government's $4.3 billion handout to supply management industries potentially affected by the Pacific trade deal.
Free booze and food part of Nova Scotia's golf sponsorship
September 01, 2015CTF's Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey uses Freedom of Information to expose the Nova Scotia government's sponsorship of a local golf tournament. Nova Scotia taxpayers coughed up $300,000 in sponsorship plus spent an additional $23,000 on free booze and food for a VIP tent.
Seattle Looks at the Impact of the TransLink Plebiscite
July 28, 2015Seattle, Washington is holding a referendum this fall to receive permission to raise taxes for transit. Does Translink's defeat in its demand for a similar tax in BC set off alarm bells for Seattle?
BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to TransLink vote
July 06, 2015CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman responds to the TransLink vote. People are tired of their increasing tax burden and they want more accountability at TransLink.
Jordan Bateman explains why the NO side won
July 06, 2015Despite being massively outgunned financially, the NO side defeated TransLink's call for more taxes, because people are tired of BC's increasing tax burden. They also want to see a major shake up in how TransLink is run. It needs to become more accountable and open on how it spends tax dollars.
CTF unveils new book celebrating its 25th anniversary
May 22, 2015CTF President Troy Lanigan discusses his book, Fighting for Taxpayers, Battles Fought & Battles Ahead. The book looks back at the first 25 years of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
Gas taxes in Victoria hitting record levels
May 15, 2015Gas taxes in the greater Victoria are already at 42 cents a litre. And with the Capital Region Transit System demanding even more gas tax revenues, proposed increases would have Victoria consumers paying some of the highest gas taxes in North America.