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Local Ratepayer Groups

Local Ratepayer Groups


While the Canadian Taxpayers Federation does wade into local politics in some of Canada’s largest cities, we don’t have the resources or the local knowledge to take action in every municipality. That’s where local ratepayer groups come in. Anyone can start one and the CTF has created a Ratepayer Guide to help local ratepayers get a new group off the ground.

The CTF doesn’t franchise, endorse, license or have any affiliation with any local ratepayer group. But we are more than happy to let Canadians know about where they are and how to get involved.

This list is by no way exhaustive and may at times be out of date. If you would like to have your group added or removed from the list, please contact Jeff Bowes (

British Columbia


  • Edmonton Taxpayers Association
    President: Sharon Maclise
  • St. Albert Taxpayers Association
    President: George Valan
  • Fort McMurray Taxpayer Association
    Contact: Cathy Dreier
    H: 780-714-5192, C: 780-792-6570




  • Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group Inc.
    President: Teena Bogner


New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia

Local Ratepayer Guide

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has received countless e-mails and phone calls from local taxpayers looking for answers and advice as to how to constructively address local government concerns. This guidebook is the CTF’s answer.

Canada has roughly 4,000 municipal governments from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Forming a municipal ratepayers association (RPA) within a community is the first step towards productively channeling concern about high taxes, wasteful government spending and a lack of accountability into positive outcomes. Getting organized can be both fun and rewarding, but success will require determination, patience and as this guidebook’s existence implies, some advice.

Whether a municipality has a population of 2,000 or 200,000, this guidebook will assist local taxpayers by equipping them with the necessary steps for developing an organization capable of taking on city hall and doing at the local level what the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) does at the provincial and federal levels.

Click HERE to download the Local Ratepayer Guide

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You have the power to change who influences politics in our country: big unions, big corporations and government-funded special interest groups can be challenged by the contributions of thousands of individual taxpayers who care to make a difference.



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