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We frown on smiles! The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is unhappy to learn public-sector workers are happy (blog) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Employees in the Canadian public sector are far too happy and the so-called Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants it to stop right now!
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The Taxpayers Federation calling on Ontario government to reverse new carbon tax

570 News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held it's 18th annual Gas Tax Honesty day to raise awareness of the rising cost. Christine Van Geyn is the Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and she tells us how much extra we are paying.
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NDP's minimum wage plan may hurt people it wants to help: Canadian Taxpayers Federation - ‎May 12, 2016‎
The NDP's ongoing fight for a $15 minimum wage may end up hurting the very same low-income workers it is trying to help, warned the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Thursday. MLA Marian Mancini tabled a private member's bill to raise the Nova Scotia ...
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Bell's service upgrades in Manitoba get pushback - ‎May 20, 2016‎
But Todd MacKay of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it's not the right time to invest in the initiative, particularly because of the province's deficit.

Taxpayers Federation Slams Wynne's $7 Billion Carbon Scheme

Canada Free Press - ‎May 16, 2016‎
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is slamming the Wynne government's plan for $7 billion in spending and a slew new regulations related to home heating and fuel transportation, among other things.

Taxpayers' tab on the rise

Winnipeg Sun - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Todd MacKay, prairie director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, argued the trend of taxation in the city is putting the bill-payers under more and more pressure at a rate that they, and the city, simply can't keep up.

Taxpayers Federations Calls on Toronto Executive Committee to Reject Calls for Bid on Expo 2025

Canada Free Press - ‎11 hours ago‎
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the City of Toronto Executive Committee to reject making a bid Expo 2025 at their meeting today.
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Ontario political parties want taxpayers to fund campaigns - ‎May 17, 2016‎
"That's $10.7 million that isn't paying to build roads or bridges," said Christine Van Geyn, Ontario director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. "It's $10.7 million of your money that isn't filling in potholes, treating autistic children, or paying ...
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Vancouver pays second highest gas taxes in the country - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is hosting its annual Gas Tax Honesty Day today, and this year's report digs into the case for road pricing in the Lower Mainland.
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Bailing on Bloomfield: NS government pulls out of stalled housing project

CTV News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
According to numbers obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, it costs taxpayers several thousand dollars a month to maintain the site; last year it cost more than $135,000, although the municipality expects that to drop to $90,000 for the coming ...
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Mandryk: Bullying all too common in politics

Regina Leader-Post - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation was only charged $7,240 for a similar 10,000-page FOI request regarding the GTH. Far worse, however, was Wyant's condescending response to the NDP Opposition on this issue - especially given that he couldn't give ...

Minister of Justice can't explain why CBC was charged $100K more than CTF for GTH documents - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Michel Drapeau, an Ottawa lawyer and professor, has compared access requests submitted to the GTH by CBC and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF). Both organizations are seeking documents related to the Global Transportation Hub land deal.

Todd MacKay: Governments are often fearful of freedom of information laws, but they shouldn't be

National Post - ‎May 16, 2016‎
For governments, dealing with freedom of information laws can be like juggling dynamite - one wrong move can have explosive results.
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Is Wynne's green plan creative destruction, or political suicide? (subscription) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
That plan will have the effect of increasing gasoline prices by 4.3 cents a litre - which has led to harsh words from such groups as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “(The cost),” said CTF Ontario director Christine Van Geyn, “is going to be ...
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White Rock fire fuels renewed call for amalgamation with Surrey

The Province - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Merging cities doesn't necessary mean lower taxes because “they'll move up to the higher level of service and salaries” instead of the other way around and “there are really no savings,” said Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

BC is 'Uber' behind the ridesharing trend

24 Hours Vancouver - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Strangling Uber sends a terrible message to entrepreneurs, to millennials, and to anyone who wants to start a business,” said Jordan Bateman, B.C.

Strengthening accountability

The Guardian Charlottetown - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The federal changes even earned praise from the hard-to-please Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The federation is bang-on when it suggests that for every government brought down by scandal, there are others saved because public scrutiny keeps them out ...
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Normal? Not at all: Liberals must repay money funneled to unions

The Chronicle Journal - ‎May 20, 2016‎
... confirms nothing about this is normal. Wynne and her party need to repay the millions of dollars it secretly funnelled to their political allies at these unions.

Deficit tax keeping fuel prices high - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Prairie Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Todd MacKay, points out that deficits are a “delayed tax that you end up paying for decades.

Public sector's allure more than good pay

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Aaron Wudrick, the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, pointed to the survey as indicative of a “national tension, between employees getting as much as they would like and taxpayers - all of us - getting value for our money.