on April 16, 2018
Cabinet shouldn’t get rebates for missing budget targetsManitoba The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is thanking the NDP for delaying Bill 27 and giving the government a chance to rethink its plan to send future rebates to cabinet ministers who lose pay for missing current budget targets.
CTF preparing to urge Calgarians to VoteAlberta Following yesterday’s City of Calgary decision to continue pursuing an Olympic bid, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) announced today it is preparing to urge Calgarians to vote “NO” in a soon-to-be-approved plebiscite.
Nationalizing the Trans Mountain pipeline is a terrible ideaFederal When Kinder Morgan announced on Apr. 8 that it was suspending all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley immediately floated the idea of the Alberta government buying an equity stake in the pipeline. Even her political opponent, United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, agreed, arguing that a “market failure” justified the use of putting taxpayer money into the project.
Canadians might be okay with carbon taxes - until they see the priceFederal Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission released a report on carbon pricing last week along with survey results from polling firm Abacus Data gauging Canadians’ support for fighting climate change.
on April 13, 2018
Calgary's Olympic Bid: Top 5 GaffesIt’s not clear who is really pushing a Calgary Olympic bid behind the scenes, but it’s pretty clear the process has been a mess. Here are the “top 5 gaffes” related to Calgary’s Olympic bid exploration efforts so far... Read More
on April 10, 2018
Update on the high-flying CRTC CommissionerLast month we introduced you to Stephen B.Simpson, the CRTC’s British Columbia & Yukon commissioner and his preference for expensive flights and suggested maybe he stay home in BC. Except it turns out maybe his home isn’t even in BC. Read More
on April 05, 2018
Ontario's Auditor General responds to CTF supportersRead More
on April 02, 2018
Analysis: Calgary's potential Olympic bidThis blog post takes a closer look at the prospects of Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics Read More
on March 15, 2018
Introducing the High Flying CRTC CommissionerMr. Simpson is the British Columbia & Yukon Commissioner for the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Read More
on March 07, 2018
Documents show city administrators dropped the ball on firefighters’ president dealWhen news broke that taxpayers were covering 60% of the salary for the president of the Winnipeg firefighters’ union, we had some questions. Here’s the biggest one: how did this happen? Read More
on February 26, 2018
Two pensions for Nenshi?Those following the current discussion about the golden pension benefits provided to Calgary's city council might find this blog post of interest ... notably, the fact that Calgary appears to be the only major city in Canada that offers two pensions for its mayor. Read More
on January 28, 2018
Good news about the Alberta government's travel expensesA few weeks ago various media reported on the Alberta government’s travel costs and other expenses for its senior staff and politicians. As the figures reported by media conflicted, I decided to take a closer look at the data... Read More
on January 23, 2018
A closer look at AB and SK's economic growthThere have been a few barbs on Twitter and in the media over the past while about the economic performance of Saskatchewan and Alberta during the recent recession and recovery period...so I decided to take a closer look at what's going on... Read More
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