BC's TransLink vote: That one man is the CTF's Jordan Bateman
March 03, 2015Who is that one unamed man -- opposing an army of bureaucrats and politicians, heavily funded with your tax dollars, demanding new tax revenues to fund TransLink -- CTF BC Director Jordan Bateman.
How many CEOs does BC's TranLink need?
February 12, 2015Under fire for growing concerns of mismanagement at TranLink, they fire their CEO, but keep him on as a consultant. BC Director Jordan Bateman comments on the absurdity of having two CEOs on the payroll. He also wonders why BC's TransLink CEO is paid more than similar transit CEOs across North America.
CTF urges Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to be like Ralph
February 04, 2015With dropping oil revenues, the CTF is urging Prentice to cut expenses just like former Premier Ralph Klein did when he paid off off Alberta's debt. Director Colin Craig said comparing Alberta's per capita spending of $10,754 with British Columbia's $8,857 shows Alberta has lots of room for cuts. Go to belikeralph.ca.
Why do BC's TransLink employees receive a 50% pay bonus for working Sundays?
January 26, 2015TransLink staff get 50% bonuses for working on Sundays – not because of overtime, but because of their contract.
How much will BC's proposed TransLink tax cost you?
December 11, 2014How much will BC's proposed TransLink tax cost you?
Why are BC municipalities paying such high salaries to their employees?
October 30, 2014In a 20 minute interview (in English), BC director Jordan Bateman delves into the excessive salaries that BC cities are paying their employees. Jordan explains why it is happening and what can be done to stop it.
University of Regina students warned about government debt
September 17, 2014Students at the University of Regina received a first hand look at the impact of government debt. Generation Screwed set up the CTF's debt clock at the university as part of its Debt Clock Campus tour.
University of Regina receives a visit from the Debt Clock
September 17, 2014The CTF's Debt Clock was set up at the University of Regina to show students the financial impact of the federal debt.
Million dollar chief says he won't be returning any money
August 08, 2014Ron Giesbrecht, chief of the Kwikwetlem First Nation in British Columbia, a band of just 81 members, says he will not be returning any of the $914,000 he earned last year as chief.
Chief of 81 member band earned nearly $1 million last year
August 01, 2014Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation in British Columbia earned a salary of $914,000 last year. The band has just 81 members, with only 35 living on the reserve. BC Director Jordan Bateman comments.
$263 million spent on federal spin doctors (French)
July 30, 2014French: CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas comments on information the CTF received via Access to Information showing the federal government is spending $263 million on spin doctors.
CTF continues push to have Senator and MP expenses posted online
July 30, 2014CTF Federal Director comments on charges being laid against Senator Mike Duffy. He again calls for all expenses of MPs and Senators to be posted online.