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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December 17, 2020 00:25:52
#41 INTERVIEW – Alberta MLA Drew Barnes

#41 INTERVIEW – Alberta MLA Drew Barnes

Alberta MLA Drew Barnes is calling on “all Alberta politicians, including Alberta’s 34 members of Parliament, to take an immediate 20 per cent pay reduction.” Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano interviewed Barnes. You can sign the PETITION calling on politicians to take pay cuts here: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/top-bureaucrats-need-to-take-a-20-per-cent-pay-cut Read the Op-Eds: https://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-more-ucp-mlas-need-to-speak-out-against-a-pst https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/amidst-another-lockdown-albertas-politicians-need-to-take-a-pay-cut 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 15, 2020 00:25:52
#40 Deficit Skyrocketing Yet Again, Feds Lied About Carbon Tax Hike, and Infrastructure Bank CEO Exit Costs a Bundle

#40 Deficit Skyrocketing Yet Again, Feds Lied About Carbon Tax Hike, and Infrastructure Bank CEO Exit Costs a Bundle

News at the Top – Deficit Skyrocketing Once Again Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending about $1.8 billion every single day. Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton and Quebec Director Renaud Brossard talk about what that does to our national debt. Link: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/health-pmn/canada-projects-bigger-deficit-borrowing-to-top-c1-trillion-3 Deep Dive – Feds Lied About Carbon Tax Rise Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s illegal carbon tax is currently $30 per tonne and he just announced it’s going all the way up to $170 per tonne. Our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick and Alberta Director Franco Terrazano talk about how this will impact Canadian wallets. Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7515981/canada-climate-change-plan-justin-trudeau/ SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-ottawas-illegal-carbon-tax SEND TRUDEAU A MESSAGE: https://pm.gc.ca/en/connect/contact Waste Watch – Infrastructure Bank CEO Exit Cost Hundreds of Thousands The Canadian Infrastructure Bank billed Canadians hundreds of thousands as their former CEO left in April, on top of paying out millions in termination costs in the last budget year. Our investigative reporter James Wood talks to Aaron about the exclusive story. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/canada-infrastructure-bank-spent-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-on-ceo-exit?id=18781   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 09, 2020 00:24:15
#39 How High Can Carbon Taxes Go, Trudeau Broke Our Debt Clock, and Corporate Welfare A World Away

#39 How High Can Carbon Taxes Go, Trudeau Broke Our Debt Clock, and Corporate Welfare A World Away

News at the Top – How High Can Carbon Taxes Go? Just how high can carbon taxes go? Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and our B.C. Director Kris Sims go through the impending damage to your bank account.   Link: https://www.reddeeradvocate.com/opinion/second-carbon-tax-will-be-a-disaster/ https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-ready-for-a-300-carbon-tax SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax Deep Dive – Trudeau Broke Our Debt Clock The Trudeau government has officially broken our debt clock. Our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick breaks down what it all means with Franco. Link: https://financialpost.com/opinion/aaron-wudrick-need-money-ottawa-rationalize-procurement   HELP US GET A NEW DEBT CLOCK: https://www.taxpayer.com/donate/trudeau-broke-the-debt-clock Waste Watch – Corporate Welfare A World Away The Trudeau government sent $13 million in corporate welfare to a start up company in Kenya. Two days later, that company fired 150 employees. Aaron stays on to talk about this colossal waste of money with Todd MacKay. Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/feds-creating-jobs-in-kenya/ 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 01, 2020 00:16:16
#38 MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money, Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions, and Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign

#38 MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money, Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions, and Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign

  News at the Top – MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money   In a truly rare event, MPs in Ottawa recently decided to stop making taxpayers foot the bill for their committee lunches. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick and B.C. Director Kris Sims discuss the surprising move.   Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/mps-cheat-on-meal-tickets/   Deep Dive – Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions   Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard speaks with Aaron about how Canada’s failed attempts at buying fighter jets, naval ships and pistols have cost taxpayers billions of dollars.   Links: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/project-to-buy-new-pistols-for-canadian-forces-is-once-again-underway   https://globalnews.ca/news/6600416/canada-fighter-jet-competition/   Waste Watch – Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign     Newly-released government documents show how cabinet spent $2.4 million in its four-year campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, which is nearly $23,000 for every vote Canada received in its failed bid. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton talk about the debacle.   Link: ...

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November 24, 2020 00:20:51
#37 The Great Reset Canada Really Needs, Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay, and Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices

#37 The Great Reset Canada Really Needs, Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay, and Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices

News at the Top – The Great Reset Canada Really Needs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been talking about a great reset, but Canada needs a different reset. Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton talks about the idea with Alberta Director Franco Terrazano. Links: https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/the-great-reset-is-mostly-just-liberals-blowing-off-steam-mostly/ Deep Dive – Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay In Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP government is trying to do something government rarely does: cut its own pay. Franco talks about the challenge with our Federal Director, Aaron Wudrick. Link: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-government-asks-civil-servants-to-take-four-per-cent-pay-cut https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/jacinda-ardern-and-ministers-take-20-pay-cut-in-solidarity-with-those-hit-by-covid-19 https://www.secondstreet.org/2020/08/26/the-last-government-pay-cut/ Waste Watch – Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices The CRTC spent close to $9,000 on art for its Gatineau headquarters, even though most of the staff had been sent to work from home. Our investigative reporter James Wood talks about the odd purchase with B.C. Director Kris Sims. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/broadcasting-regulator-paid-nearly-9,000-to-hang-art-in-empty-office?id=18750 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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November 20, 2020 00:20:16
#36 INTERVIEW – Colin Craig, SecondStreet.org

#36 INTERVIEW – Colin Craig, SecondStreet.org

Millions of Canadians are struggling with job losses and pay cuts, but what about government employees? We interview SecondStreet.org’s Colin Craig about his latest report: The Last Government Pay Cut. SecondStreet.org asked governments to show when the last time they cut bureaucrats’ salaries. The answers are oddly surprising and predictable at the same time.   The report is available here: https://www.secondstreet.org/2020/08/26/the-last-government-pay-cut/ 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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