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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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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December 31, 2020 00:31:21
#43 Best of Waste Watch

#43 Best of Waste Watch

We gave our team a little bit of time off this week, so we put together a best of Waste Watch for you to listen to. Now take it easy, be careful with your heart rate on this stuff. It can put up the blood pressure. Try to think of it as kind of funny, but also motivation to get back into the fight in the new year. For those wanting to know more, we have links to the full episodes we pulled from below: #23 Canada’s Credit Rating Falls, Bureaucrat Salaries Need to Shrink and Taxpayers Pay for Rock Star Photos and Sex Toy Exhibit #33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket #27 Trudeau Tosses His Fiscal Anchors, Ford Gets Taxpayer Money to CUT Jobs, and Tesla’s Crappy Car Nets Big Subsidies #31 Canada’s Deficit the Biggest in the World, Alberta and Quebec Agree C-69 is Bad, and Quebec Keeps Crashing Ships into Docks #38 MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money, Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions, and Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign 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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December 24, 2020 00:23:22
#42 Debt Clock Officially Broken, Our Naughty and Nice List, and Quebec Subsidized Porn

#42 Debt Clock Officially Broken, Our Naughty and Nice List, and Quebec Subsidized Porn

News at the Top – Debt Clock Officially Broken  The CTF needs a new Debt Clock after federal debt officially surpassed a trillion. Our Aaron Wudrick talks to Todd MacKay about showcasing that debt on Parliament Hill. Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/need-a-13-digit-debt-clock/ HELP US GET A NEW DEBT CLOCK: https://www.taxpayer.com/donate/trudeau-broke-the-debt-clock Deep Dive – Our Naughty and Nice List We’re releasing a Naughty and Nice List, full of politicians that either get caught dipping their hands in the taxpayer-cookie jar or have done good work for taxpayers. Kris Sims and Franco Terrazano break it all down for us. Link:  http://www.taxpayer.com/media/2020-CTF-Naughty-Nice-List.pdf Waste Watch – Quebec Subsidized Porn Quebec taxpayers found out that they have been subsidizing pornographic giant Mindgeek, owner of Pornhub, to the tune of nearly $200,000 over the last decade. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard tells the story. Links: https://www.journaldequebec.com/2020/12/21/quebec-a-verse-100000--a-un-site-de-pornographie https://www.journaldequebec.com/2020/12/21/les-impots-des-quebecois-ne-doivent-pas-financer-la-porno-dit-christine-st-pierre   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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