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$462M in MSP payments overdue says Canadian Taxpayers Federation

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
B.C. is short about a half-billion dollars due to overdue Medical Service Plan payments, according to the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation.

Taxpayers Federation warns of 'MSP-itis'

Energeticcity.ca - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation has issued a warning to BC property owners about what he fears is a growing trend in municipal government fiscal management.
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BC waiting on $462M in overdue MSP payments, taxpayers' group says

CTV News - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Hundreds of thousands of British Columbians are behind on their Medical Services Plan payments, keeping almost half a billion dollars out of government coffers.

Barbara Yaffe: The story behind the victory over the transit plebiscite

Vancouver Sun - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Authors Jordan Bateman, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's B.C. director who led the No forces during the plebiscite campaign, and Hamish Marshall, a former Stephen Harper operative who acted as campaign manager, describe the strategies deployed ...

Apprenticeship ad cost taxpayers $6.7M under previous Conservative government

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, which had been critical of the previous Conservative government's advertising, has been calling for an end to "taxpayer-funded partisan ads.
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Ontario spent $600000 on pension plan ads during federal election

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Premier Kathleen Wynne is defending nearly $600,000 the government spent in advertising the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan during the federal election campaign.

HST hike would hurt already-struggling PEI economy, says Taxpayers Federation

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
A one-per-cent increase in P.E.I.'s HST would punish working taxpayers, says the Canadian Taxpayers Federation in advising the province not match the 15% rate in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Medical fees top BC budget list

Merritt Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
The finance ministry disputed a report from the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation that claimed more than 850,000 MSP accounts are at least 31 days past due.
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BC petition calls for an end to MSP premiums

CBC.ca - ‎20 hours ago‎
The B.C. Green Party has presented an online petition in the B.C. Legislature, signed by more than 62,000 people from across the province, calling for an end to MSP Premiums.

Robyn Urback: After all the scandals, Ontario Liberals manage to maintain a facade of moral righteousness

National Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
According to a freedom of information request filed by the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, the Ontario government spent $592,834 on ORPP ads between Aug. 2 and Oct. 14, which was five days before the federal election.

Premier changes tune on “antiquated” MSP premiums

iNews880.com - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says records show almost a million British Columbians owe about half a billion dollars in outstanding MSP payments.

5 Things to Know in Vancouver for Feb. 11: Unpaid MSP bills

CTV News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says more than 850,000 Medical Services Plan bills are at least 31 days overdue. That would add up to roughly $418 million.

Councillors take to the links

Burnaby Now - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Jordan Bateman, the director of the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, suggested there is no shortage of private golf courses in the region, adding there's no need for government to be involved in golf when there are core priorities ...

City of Surrey says consulting contracts are not to lobby government

Surrey Now - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
asked Aaron Wudrick, federal director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. The city says that's not the case here, and that Mayor Linda Hepner has met with all the local MPs and senior federal ministers and "will continue to do so.
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Critics question Surrey's hiring of political consultant

Vancouver Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
But Aaron Wudrick, federal director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, questioned why Surrey is using tax dollars when it is well-represented in both the B.C.
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Fired Calgary cop was first suspended for six years ... and paid $700000!

Calgary Sun - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Paige MacPherson, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Alberta director, said she wants to see a cap on how long an officer can be suspended with pay.

BC firm wins Oscar

Castanet.net - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
UPDATED: 3:34 P.M.. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation got some of its numbers wrong, according to B.C.'s Ministry of Finance.
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Incoming TransLink CEO hired from Seattle excited for 'new challenge'

The Globe and Mail - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Jordan Bateman, B.C. director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation who campaigned against the tax hike in the plebiscite, said in a statement that Mr Desmond has his work cut out for him.

No alternative to a sales tax

Lethbridge Herald - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
However, it is wrong to suggest - as the right-wing Fraser Institute and its fellow travellers at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation continue to argue - that cuts alone can solve the current situation. Alberta's public spending overall is similar to ...
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NB budget 'going to hit taxpayers hard' with 15 per cent HST on the table

CTV News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
"Hang onto your wallets, because this is going to hit taxpayers hard," Kevin Lacey, the Atlantic director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said Monday. A two-percentage point increase in the HST to 15 per cent is one option the government has been ...
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