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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November 17, 2020 00:18:33
#35 Driving Taxes, Netflix and Bills, and Costs Spike for Meghan and Harry

#35 Driving Taxes, Netflix and Bills, and Costs Spike for Meghan and Harry

News at the Top – Driving Taxes Vancouver is studying expensive new driving taxes and tolls while Alberta is eying toll roads across the province. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and B.C. Director Kris Sims talk about the possible cash grabs. Links: https://www.660citynews.com/2020/11/06/toll-roads-rolling-into-alberta-with-lots-of-comparisons-across-the-country/ https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/28/proposed-tolls-vancouver/ Interview with the head of Canadian for Affordable Energy, on Trudeau’s second carbon tax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WXNxlBDWyU&t=1s Deep Dive – Netflix and Bills Ottawa is working on a Netflix tax to force taxpayers to pay for content they don’t actually want. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick and Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton break it all down. Link: https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2020/11/04/new-broadcast-law-to-deal-with-netflix-spotify-other-streaming-services/ Waste Watch – Costs Spike for Meghan and Harry We found out that the bill for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s RCMP protection during their Canadian stay has gone up by tens of thousands of dollars, and it’s only going up from here. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/rcmp-bill-for-meghan-and-harry-rises-to-93,000?id=18740 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 10, 2020 00:22:21
#34 Big Win on Calgary Mayor’s Double Pension, The Cost of COVID Rises, and Québec Bureaucrat Blows a Bundle on a Car Rental

#34 Big Win on Calgary Mayor’s Double Pension, The Cost of COVID Rises, and Québec Bureaucrat Blows a Bundle on a Car Rental

News at the Top – Big Win for CTF on Calgary Mayor’s Double Pension Calgary council finally ended the mayor’s second pension. Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/media/PolicyBrief%E2%80%93CalgaryPension.pdf https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2018/06/13/taxpayers-group-calls-on-calgary-city-council-to-rein-in-golden-pension-plan.html  Deep Dive – The Cost of COVID Rises The average family of four’s share of the federal debt is now $100,000 and it’s only going up from here. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick and Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton break down the looming debt crisis. Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/covid-19-has-countries-borrowing-money-just-about-as-quickly-as-they-can-print-it Waste Watch – Québec Bureaucrat Blows a Bundle on a Car Rental The CEO of Investissement Québec spent $1,500 on a mystery car rental for one day. To put that in perspective: He could have rented two Ferraris and saved money. To put that in even better perspective: Alberta Director Franco Terrazano’s first car cost $1,500. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/quebec-taxpayers-reimbursed-investissement-qu%C3%A9bec-ceo-guy-leblanc-1,500-for-a-one-day-car-rental?id=18736 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 03, 2020 00:20:43
#33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket

#33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket

News at the Top – Governments Losing Money Selling Timmies It turns out, governments are bad at selling coffee and donuts. In fact, they’re losing millions of dollars doing it, according to a new report from SecondStreet.org. In Alberta, the province is getting local businesses involved with food service in hospitals instead. Links: https://www.secondstreet.org/2020/10/22/report-provincial-health-care-systems-bleeding-millions-through-cafeterias/ https://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-taxpayers-should-be-complaining-not-union-bosses Deep Dive – Access to Information Shutdown Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to improve Canada’s access to information system, and never made the changes that would actually help. COVID-19 has only made things worse. The CTF’s investigative reporter James Wood talks to B.C. Director Kris Sims about the current situation. Link: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/freedom-of-information-requests-languish-in-ottawa-572824952.html Waste Watch – Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket Renovation costs for Governor General Julie Payette’s house in Ottawa are actually twice as high as previously reported, and she still hasn’t moved into the place. We have the exclusive story. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/new-costs-push-governor-general-julie-payette%E2%80%99s-home-renovation-bill-to-502,395?id=18718 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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October 29, 2020 00:37:44
#32 INTERVIEW – Neal Winokur – the Grumpy Accountant

#32 INTERVIEW – Neal Winokur – the Grumpy Accountant

We interview Neal Winokur who wrote the book entitled The Grumpy Accountant - One Fed-Up Tax Pro's Practical Plan to Fix Canada's Senselessly Complicated Tax System. Yes, the book is packed with tax information, but it’s also uproariously funny. The book is available here: https://www.amazon.ca/Grumpy-Accountant-Practical-Senselessly-Complicated/dp/1777226406 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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October 27, 2020 00:25:32
#31 Canada’s Deficit the Biggest in the World, Alberta and Quebec Agree C-69 is Bad, and Quebec Keeps Crashing Ships into Docks

#31 Canada’s Deficit the Biggest in the World, Alberta and Quebec Agree C-69 is Bad, and Quebec Keeps Crashing Ships into Docks

News at the Top – Canada’s Deficit the Biggest in the World The news is officially bad: Canada’s government is spending more money than any other time in our history. Todd MacKay and B.C Director Kris Sims talk about the warnings from economist Jack Mintz.  Link: https://financialpost.com/opinion/jack-m-mintz-in-government-spending-and-deficits-were-now-no-1-in-the-world Deep Dive – Alberta and Quebec Agree C-69 is Bad Alberta and Quebec agree on something: they’re both against Bill C-69, better known as the “No More Pipelines Law.” Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano and Quebec Director Renaud Brossard unite to talk about the reasons behind the rare shared vision. Links: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-what-national-unity-crisis-even-quebec-thinks-c-69-is-a-bad-bill/ Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/tell-ottawa-to-get-out-of-the-way-of-the-energy-sector Waste Watch – Quebec Keeps Buying Broken Ships and Crashing Them into Docks Maybe they need a new map? The Quebec government keeps crashing ships into docks and wasting taxpayers’ money. Todd MacKay and Renaud Brossard discuss the nautical nonsense.  Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-ferry-whistleblowers-1.5283510 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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October 21, 2020 00:24:51
#30 Liberals Flip Table Over WE Charity Scandal, Federal Greens Raise Destructive Death Taxes, and Quebec Government Bills Taxpayers to Lobby Itself

#30 Liberals Flip Table Over WE Charity Scandal, Federal Greens Raise Destructive Death Taxes, and Quebec Government Bills Taxpayers to Lobby Itself

News at the Top – Liberals Flip Table Over We Charity Scandal Liberal MPs are shutting down committee meetings and filibustering to keep hundreds pages of blacked-out documents about the WE Charity scandal secret. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick breaks down some of the chaos. Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7402932/liberals-we-charity-scandal-2/ Deep Dive – Federal Greens Raise Destructive Death Taxes 6:51 The Green Party recently raised their proposal for a death tax in Parliament. Fun fact: It’s an idea so terrible that even Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau eliminated it when he was in office. Other countries are ditching it too. Links: https://ottawasun.com/news/national/inheritance-tax-can-address-income-inequality-says-liberal-mp https://www.investmentexecutive.com/newspaper_/news-newspaper/facing-deficit-grits-may-target-wealthy/ Waste Watch – Quebec Bills Taxpayers to Lobby Itself 18:56 The Quebec government gave $30,000 to a lobby group to produce a study to lobby the government. It’s bad enough when governments raise taxes. It’s even worse when the government makes taxpayers pay for lobbyists to tell the government to raise taxes. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard has the full story. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ministry-of-transportation-pays-30,000-to-lobby-ministry-of-transportation-for-new-and-higher-taxes?id=18659 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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