Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

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January 28, 2021 00:26:15
#49 INTERVIEW – Ted Morton on Equalization

#49 INTERVIEW – Ted Morton on Equalization

We've got an important interview for you. Ted Morton is a former Alberta finance minister, and a senior fellow at The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano spoke with him about the unfair impact of equalization on the Alberta economy, and the upcoming provincial referendum on equalization. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has launched the Fight Equalization campaign to oppose equalization in that provincial referendum, which being held on Oct. 18, 2021. You can learn more here: https://fightequalization.ca/ And here: https://sutherlandhousebooks.com/project/moment-of-truth/ Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s premier grassroots advocacy group pushing for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign-up as a Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporter at no-charge TODAY: https://www.taxpayer.com/join. ...

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January 27, 2021 00:27:06
#48 Payette Getting Paid for Life, Trudeau’s Second Carbon Tax, and Costa Rica Vacation Costs Revealed

#48 Payette Getting Paid for Life, Trudeau’s Second Carbon Tax, and Costa Rica Vacation Costs Revealed

News at the Top – Payette Getting Paid for Life Former Governor General Julie Payette is still eligible for a $200,000-expense account and that needs to end. Our B.C. Director Kris Sims breaks down the whole mess with Federal Director Aaron Wudrick. Link: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/egan-royal-rip-off-departing-gg-worked-40-months-gets-150k-pension-for-life Deep Dive – Trudeau’s Second Carbon Tax Everyone has heard about the prime minister’s carbon tax, which will be going up by about 467 per cent by 2030. He also buried a second carbon tax within so-called clean fuel regulations? Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano joins Kris to go through all the regulations.   Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-criticized-for-clean-fuel-rules-that-hit-poorest-households-hardest-1.5241982 SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax Waste Watch – Costa Rica Vacation Costs Revealed Back in 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his family to Costa Rica. Our investigative reporter James Wood dug up the price tag for that vacation travel, and it wasn’t cheap. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/trudeau%E2%80%99s-2019-tropical-family-vacation-cost-taxpayers-nearly-200,000?id=18877 Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s premier grassroots advocacy group pushing for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign-up as a Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporter at no-charge TODAY: https://www.taxpayer.com/join. ...

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January 22, 2021 00:27:06
#47 INTERVIEW – Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation

#47 INTERVIEW – Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation

We've got an important interview for you. Brian Sauvé is the president of the National Police Federation and that's the union that represents the RCMP. We asked him to join us because we have questions about the federal policy to ban and buy back hundreds of guns and types of guns, and the NPF has publicly come out in opposition to that policy. Our Vice President of Communications, Todd MacKay, spoke with Sauvé. You can sign the PETITION calling on the federal government to scrap the buyback here: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-gun-ban-and-buy-back Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s premier grassroots advocacy group pushing for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign-up as a Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporter at no-charge TODAY: https://www.taxpayer.com/join. ...

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January 19, 2021 00:26:27
#46 Trudeau Raising Taxes (Again), Canada Fails on Transparency, and Ontario Health Executives Get Big Payouts

#46 Trudeau Raising Taxes (Again), Canada Fails on Transparency, and Ontario Health Executives Get Big Payouts

News at the Top – Trudeau Raising Taxes (Again) The taxpayer takeaway for 2021: you’re going to be paying more, not less. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick tells Alberta Director Franco Terrazano about the incoming tax hikes on alcohol, Netflix, paycheques, and of course, the carbon tax. SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax Deep Dive – Canada Fails on Transparency Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard explains to Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton how Canada fell behind Russia, Pakistan, and South Sudan in the rankings for best transparency laws. Links:  https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/trudeau-is-failing-to-meet-his-own-government-transparency-standards?id=18808 https://ca.news.yahoo.com/liberals-trying-balance-transparency-pm-154000384.html https://www.rti-rating.org/ SIGN THE PETITION: Waste Watch – Ontario Health Executives Get Big Payouts Jasmine Moulton, stays on for a crazy story about Ontario health bureaucrats who travelled while we’re all told to stay at home and now they’re in line for seven-figure severance payouts from taxpayers.   Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-slams-1-million-severance-payout-to-former-hospital-ceo?id=18854 Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s premier grassroots advocacy group pushing for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign-up as a Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporter at no-charge TODAY: https://www.taxpayer.com/join. ...

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January 12, 2021 00:27:22
#45 Recall Legislation, Magic Carbon Tax Math, and Montreal Pays for Snow

#45 Recall Legislation, Magic Carbon Tax Math, and Montreal Pays for Snow

News at the Top – Alberta Rolling Out Recall Legislation After a wave of bad press for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney over travelling MLAs and government staff, recall legislation is back on the table. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano tells Todd MacKay about the proposition. Link: https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-sun-soaked-vacations-show-why-albertans-need-recall-legislation SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/mla-recall-in-alberta Deep Dive – Magic Carbon Tax Math Franco stays on to speak with Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton, about a new report from the federal government that undermines the line Ottawa’s key carbon tax line: that it would put more money back in our pockets.  Turns out, it wasn’t even close. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/carbon-tax-not-revenue-neutral-last-year?id= SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax Waste Watch – Montreal Pays for Snow The average person would think Montreal gets more than enough snow without their local government blowing taxpayers money on snowmaking equipment. Yet that’s exactly what the city did over the holidays. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks it down for Todd. Links: https://twitter.com/renaudbrossard/status/1344018875223068679?s=21 Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s premier grassroots advocacy group pushing for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign-up as a Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporter at no-charge TODAY: https://www.taxpayer.com/join. ...

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January 05, 2021 00:54:29
#44 Year in Review with CTF President Scott Hennig

#44 Year in Review with CTF President Scott Hennig

As we head into 2021, Todd MacKay took some time to talk to CTF President Scott Hennig about 2020. It was an eventful year, to say the least. They break down some of the wins, and some of the losses, and lay out what the CTF will be tackling next. For those wanting to know more, we have links to the topics discussed below: #1 Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek #9 Meghan and Harry’s Security Bills Released, Charmaine Stick’s Case Back in Court, and Quebec Government Pays Severance for Lobbyists #4 VICTORY – 18% Mask Tariffs Dropped, Two Thirds of Canadians Want MPs to Cut Their Pay, Trudeau’s Gun Ban and Buyback, Corrupt Mayor Makes Off Like Bandit, and Former MP Michelle Simson Interview about MP Pay and Transparency #19 INTERVIEW Cassandra Parker on Gun Buyback #26 Throne Speech Spending Spree, Trudeau’s Secret Second Carbon Tax, and Vancouver City Hall Splurges on Fancy Chairs Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Canada’s premier grassroots advocacy group pushing for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign-up as a Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporter at no-charge TODAY: https://www.taxpayer.com/join. ...

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