Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

This podcast is for Canadians who want lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government. We go beyond the politics to push for policies that shrink tax bills. We break exclusive news stories about government ...more

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February 23, 2021 00:26:03
#53 Cut Off Governors General, Wealth Tax Will Backfire, and Montreal Buys Snow?

#53 Cut Off Governors General, Wealth Tax Will Backfire, and Montreal Buys Snow?

News at the Top – Cut Off Governors General The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has talked a lot about the expenses and pensions for retired governor generals. We even have a petition running calling on the federal government to scrap those benefits. Well, Ipsos Public Affairs did a poll, and it turn out most Canadians agree with us. Our B.C Director Kris Sims and Federal Director Aaron Wudrick talk about the results. Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7634565/julie-payette-resignation-expenses/   SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/cut-off-expenses-when-a-governor-general-leaves-office Deep Dive – Wealth Tax Will Backfire Ottawa is spending a lot of money these days. The Liberals have said they won’t be raising taxes to pay for all of it, while the NDP is calling on them to make “the rich pay for the recovery” with a wealth tax.   Our Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton and our Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano discuss that self-defeating idea. Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-wealth-taxes-don%E2%80%99t-work http://www.taxpayer.com/media/CTF_wealth_tax_report.pdf Waste Watch – Montreal Buys Snow? Would Vancouver spend money to get more rain? Or Regina use taxpayer’s cash to get more wind? Well, at least one city in Canada would try something like that, with Montreal laying down $63,000 for snow in the middle of winter. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard talks about the head-scratching purchase with Prairie Director Todd MacKay. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/montreal-borough-spent-63,000-on-snowmaking-equipment-rental?id=18921 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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February 16, 2021 00:27:34
#52 Bell Cuts Jobs While Taking Wage Subsidy, National Debt Ballooning, and Trudeau’s Trees Getting Expensive

#52 Bell Cuts Jobs While Taking Wage Subsidy, National Debt Ballooning, and Trudeau’s Trees Getting Expensive

News at the Top – Bell Cuts Jobs While Taking Wage Subsidy The federal government has been giving wage subsidies to businesses as part of its pandemic response, but some of these companies are taking the cash, increasing dividends, then turning around and firing their employees. Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton and B.C. Director Kris Sims talked about what impact the company’s cuts will have across Canada.   Link: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/international/9520619/canada-bell-media-layoffs-radio/ Deep Dive – National Debt Ballooning The national debt is rapidly expanding. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard and our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick discussed the long-term impacts of that debt, which was recently analyzed by the Fraser Institute.  Link: https://www.fraserinstitute.org/sites/default/files/growing-debt-burden-for-canadians-2021.pdf Waste Watch – Trudeau’s Trees Getting Expensive The Trudeau government promised to spend $3 billion to plant trees. Turns out, that promise was low-balling the cost, and the entire project will go overbudget by nearly another $3 billion. Renaud stays on to talk about the pricy tree project with Alberta Director Franco Terrazano. Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pbo-two-billion-trees-1.5892056 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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February 09, 2021 00:27:39
#51 Fighting for Pipelines in Court, Government Childcare a Pricey Proposal, and Ontario’s French University Flops

#51 Fighting for Pipelines in Court, Government Childcare a Pricey Proposal, and Ontario’s French University Flops

News at the Top – Fighting for Pipelines in Court We head to the Alberta Court of Appeal to fight Trudeau’s Bill C-69, better known as the No More Pipelines Law. Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick talk about how much money Canadians are losing due to a lack of pipeline capacity. Link: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/wudrick-and-terrazzano-taxpayers-are-losing-billions-without-pipelines?utm_source=Action+Updates&utm_campaign=48a8c46bc4-MC_g_FightBillC69_020520&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59605796e2-48a8c46bc4-35402461 Deep Dive – Government Childcare a Pricey Proposal With speculation flying about a national childcare program, B.C. Director Kris Sims and Quebec Director Renaud Brossard talk about the potential price tag for a national government childcare program. Link: https://ipolitics.ca/2020/10/08/quebecs-auditor-general-flags-daycare-shortage-lack-of-access-to-family-doctors/ Waste Watch – Ontario’s French University Flops The Ontario and federal governments recently launched Université de l'Ontario français – Ontario’s new French university. With only a handful of applicants, the project could cost taxpayers at least $400,000 per student. Renaud stays on to break down the expensive failure with our Ontario Director, Jasmine Moulton. Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-french-university-applications-1.5884181 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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February 02, 2021 00:26:27
#50 Fighting Against Equalization, Explaining the Great Reset, and Governor Generals Billing Us Beyond the Grave

#50 Fighting Against Equalization, Explaining the Great Reset, and Governor Generals Billing Us Beyond the Grave

News at the Top – Fighting Against Equalization We just launched the Fight Equalization campaign. Everyone across Canada, should mark their calendars for Oct. 18, 2021, as Albertans vote on the future of equalization. Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard discuss our campaign, and what happens next.  Link: https://fightequalization.ca/ Deep Dive – Explaining the Great Reset There’s been a lot of chatter about what the “Great Reset” is, so we brought in our Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton and our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick to break it all down. Link: https://torontosun.com/opinion/furey-trudeaus-economic-statement-is-all-about-the-great-reset https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/the-great-reset-is-mostly-just-liberals-blowing-off-steam-mostly/ https://www.weforum.org/great-reset/ Waste Watch – Governor Generals Billing Us Beyond the Grave Our very own investigative journalist, James Wood, is back this week with an exclusive about the taxpayer-funded expense account for governor generals. As it turns out, the bills run into the afterlife! Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/former-governor-generals-allowed-to-bill-canadians-beyond-the-grave?id=18875 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 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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