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This list is by no way exhaustive and may at times be out of date.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Grumpy Taxpayer$ of Greater Victoria
Chair: Stan Bartlett
- Interested Tax-Payers Action Committee (ITAC) of West Vancouver
- Edmonton Taxpayers Association
President: Sharon Maclise
- County of Vermilion River Taxpayers Association
Chair: Micheal MacPhee
- Clearwater County Taxpayers Association
President: Marianne Cole
- Lacombe Taxpayers Association
- St. Albert Taxpayers Association
President: George Valan
- Strathcona County Taxpayers Association
President: Clinton Alexander
- Turner Valley Rate Payers Board
President: Todd Williams
- Fort McMurray Taxpayer Association
Contact: Cathy Dreier
H: 780-714-5192, C: 780-792-6570
- Okotoks Ratepayers Community Group
Co-Founders: Ryan Nix, Naydene Lewis
403-827-8651 (Ryan) 403-660-6629 (Naydene)
- RM of McKillop No. 220 Ratepayers Association
- Citizens of Barrie Taxpayers Coalition
- Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group Inc.
President: Teena Bogner
- North Bay Taxpayers' Association
President: Miles Peters
- Sault Ste. Marie Association of Ratepayers
- Greater Sudbury Taxpayers Association
President: Daniel J. Melanson
- Timmins Taxpayers Association
President: Logan McMeekin
- Toronto Taxpayer Coalition
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
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