Korean report on World Taxpayers Conference
June 20, 2014This is a report on the World Taxpayers Conference by a Korean media outlet: ytn.co.kr. The conference is put on by the World Taxpayers Associations. This year's conference, held in Vancouver May 29-31, was hosted by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. There were representatives from 45 organizations from 21 countries in attendance.
CTF Honours Paul Martin with "Stop the Clock" Award
June 20, 2014The Honourable Paul Martin was Prime Minister from 2003 until 2006. During his time in office he balanced Canada's budget for the first time in a quarter century, debt as a percentage of GDP dropped from 81% to 45%, and interest payments decreased from 30 cents on the dollar to 13 cents.
2014 Gas Tax Honesty Day
May 22, 2014Each year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation holds its Gas Tax Honesty Day event just before the long weekend in May exposing the excessive taxes on gas. Prairie Director Colin Craig at the Regina new conference held in front MP Ralph Goodale's offices.
VICTORY! B.C. MLAs to Post Expense Receipts
May 21, 2014We did it! On May 6, 2014, B.C. MLAs voted to post their expense receipts so that we taxpayers can finally see where our money is going. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has pushed for this for years, and we are thrilled MLAs finally got our message -- thanks in no small part to the thousands of you who signed our petition, and the hundreds who sent emails to MLAs calling for this.
CTF opposes federal funding of Champlain Bridge in Montreal
May 21, 2014CTF Federal Director says the funding of the Champlain Bridge in Montreal should fall on the province of Quebec and City of Montreal, not the taxpayers of Canada.
Champlain Bridge should be paid for by Quebec and Montreal
May 21, 2014CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas says the Federal government should pull out of the construction of the Champlain Bridge in Montreal as it is the responsibility of Quebec and the City of Montreal.
CTF answers media questions on its proposed Senate referendum
April 29, 2014Federal Director Gregory Thomas answering media questions in a scrum on Parliament Hill.
Strip Saskatchewan MLAs of their pension if convicted of a crime
April 14, 2014Prairie Director Colin Craig says legislation should be passed stripping MLAs and bureaucrats of the government portion of their pension if they are convicted of criminal acts.
CTF releases report on the costs of Victoria's new sewage treatment plant
February 05, 2014CTF B.C. Director Jordan Bateman describes the rapidly increasing costs for the Victoria sewage treatment plant. He says taxpayers will be hit with significant tax increases to pay the bill.
Two Senators charged with defrauding taxpayers
February 04, 2014CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas reacts to the RCMP formally charging two senators for fraud. Gregory called for a Senator or MP's pensions to be revoked if the individual is criminally convicted of defrauding taxpayers.
Time to reign in government worker pension plans in Saskatchewan
January 24, 2014At a Regina news conference, Prairie Director Colin Craig calls on Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall to continue the reforms of NDP leader Alan Blakeney and convert the remaining defined benefit pension plans to defined contribution plans.
CTF calls for audit of Winnipeg's new police headquarters
January 15, 2014In a joint news conference, the Winnipeg Labour Council and Canadian Taxpayers Federation call for an audit of the new Winnipeg police headquarters -- currently $75 million over budget.
CTF releases information on cost of 'Building Alberta' Signs
January 03, 2014Using Freedom of Information, the CTF discovered in 2013, the Alberta government spent $1 million on 293 advertizing its Build Alberta campaign.
Bluenose rebuild massively overbudget and behind schedule
November 27, 2013CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey releases document obtained through Access to Information showing the rebuild of Bluenose II is now three times over budget and years behind schedule. And there is no end is sight.
CTF EI report exposes staggering usage in rural Newfoundland
November 22, 2013Despite a booming economy, a report on Employment Insurance released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation shows massive EI claims in Newfoundland particularly in rural areas.
Questioning Senate's audit costs
November 04, 2013CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas comments on the costs associated with the recent audit of the expenses of Senator Pamela Wallin. The audit costs were higher than here ineligible expenses. Gregory says Canada's Auditor General could have done the audit saving taxpayers the money.