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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October 13, 2020 00:28:01
#29 BC Liberals Look at Chopping PST, Wealth Taxes Will Hurt Families, and Julie Payette Breaks the Bank

#29 BC Liberals Look at Chopping PST, Wealth Taxes Will Hurt Families, and Julie Payette Breaks the Bank

News at the Top – BC Liberals Looking at Ending ICBC, Chopping PST With an election ongoing in British Columbia, the B.C. Liberals have made a pair of big promises. The first is to get rid of the PST for a year. The second? Get rid of the monopoly auto insurance dumpster fire. That promise has our B.C. Director Kris Sims excited. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-support-promise-to-open-icbc-to-competition?id=18674 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/open-icbc-to-competition Deep Dive – Wealth Taxes Will Hurt Families The NDP wants to create a new wealth tax that Trudeau would burn through in a week, and could have severe economic impacts that the government is not aware of. Our Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton dives into the impact of a massive tax on assets. Links: https://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/blog/news/RP-2021-017-M--net-wealth-tax-canadian-resident-economic-families--impot-patrimoine-net-familles-economiques-residant-au-canada https://financialpost.com/opinion/canada-doesnt-need-a-wealth-tax Waste Watch – Julie Payette Breaks the Bank Julie Payette got a $650,000 party when she was sworn in as Governor General, we all paid for it, and none of us were invited. We have all the details on the extravagant, over-budget affair. Link: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/julie-payettes-swearing-in-ceremony-blew-past-its-pre-approved-budget-documents-show 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 08, 2020 00:24:54
#28 INTERVIEW Dan McTeague – Canadians for Affordable Energy president talks about Trudeau’s second carbon tax

#28 INTERVIEW Dan McTeague – Canadians for Affordable Energy president talks about Trudeau’s second carbon tax

Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, talks about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed second carbon tax (the so-called Clean Fuel Standard). Canadians for Affordable Energy calculates the second carbon tax will cost families $440/year, per employed person. That is on top of the current carbon tax, which is 6.7 cents per litre of gas and it’s set to increase to 12 cents by 2022. Please sign the Canadian Taxpayers Federation PETITION to stop the second carbon tax: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax Canadians for Affordable Energy study: http://www.affordableenergy.ca/an_in_depth_study_of_trudeau_s_second_carbon_tax ...

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October 06, 2020 00:24:49
#27 Trudeau Tosses His Fiscal Anchors, Ford Gets Taxpayer Money to CUT Jobs, and Tesla’s Crappy Car Nets Big Subsidies

#27 Trudeau Tosses His Fiscal Anchors, Ford Gets Taxpayer Money to CUT Jobs, and Tesla’s Crappy Car Nets Big Subsidies

News at the Top – Trudeau Tosses His Fiscal Anchors Canada is looking at a $1 trillion deficit, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is shrugging off the debt like it’s no big deal. Credit ratings agencies tell a different, much more concerning story. Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/moody-s-blackrock-seek-road-map-from-trudeau-for-canada-s-debt-1.1498340 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/don%E2%80%99t-make-temporary-pandemic-spending-permanent Deep Dive – Ford Gets Taxpayer Money to CUT Jobs 5:00 Both the federal and Ontario governments are getting ready to hand over $500 million to Ford Motor Company in corporate welfare, but 400 people will lose their jobs. Links: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-unifor-contract-talks-with-fiat-chrysler-set-to-begin-this-week-after/ Waste Watch – Tesla’s Crappy Car Nets Big Subsidies 19:40 Tesla’s expensive cars didn’t qualify for subsidies so it made a crappier model and now collects millions. We have the exclusive story on the ridiculous spending.  Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/tesla-takes-canadian-taxpayers-for-60-million-subsidy-ride?id=18673 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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September 29, 2020 00:21:56
#26 Throne Speech Spending Spree, Trudeau’s Secret Second Carbon Tax, and Vancouver City Hall Splurges on Fancy Chairs

#26 Throne Speech Spending Spree, Trudeau’s Secret Second Carbon Tax, and Vancouver City Hall Splurges on Fancy Chairs

News at the Top – Throne Speech Spending Spree Ottawa’s spending is full throttle in the throne speech. Plans to pay for all of that spending are entirely absent. We look at the scary prospect of skyrocketing debt. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-throne-speech-promises-risk-breaking-the-bank?id=18655 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/don%E2%80%99t-make-temporary-pandemic-spending-permanent Deep Dive – Trudeau’s Secret Second Carbon Tax 5:28 The carbon tax costs taxpayers a lot of money without helping the environment. Now the Trudeau government is reloading with a second carbon tax disguised as a fuel standard. Todd MacKay and Franco Terrazano discuss the incoming “Clean Fuel Standard”. Link: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-get-ready-for-the-liberals-secret-new-carbon-tax Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax Waste Watch – Vancouver City Hall Splurges on Fancy Chairs 16:02 While publicly saying it was cash-strapped due to COVID-19, Vancouver’s city government decided to go on a shopping spree for fancy chairs. Kris Sims has the full story. Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7342076/vancouver-mayor-disappointed-high-end-furniture-purchase/ 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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September 22, 2020 00:27:13
#25 Legal Fight for Health-Care Choice, B.C. Carbon Tax Not Working (Again), and Corporate Welfare Refinery Fail

#25 Legal Fight for Health-Care Choice, B.C. Carbon Tax Not Working (Again), and Corporate Welfare Refinery Fail

News at the Top – Legal Fight for Health-Care Choice British Columbia’s top court has ruled against private options for Canadian patients facing long wait times, but the fight isn’t over. Link: https://www.yourhealthcantwait.ca/ Deep Dive – B.C. Carbon Tax Not Working (Again) 8:33 Despite rosy projections about the province’s carbon tax, British Columbia’s carbon emissions are going up. B.C. Director Kris Sims blows the whistle on rising emissions.  Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/b.c.-emissions-up-despite-carbon-tax?id=18615 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax Waste Watch – Corporate Welfare Refinery Fail 18:50 The Alberta government is losing a gamble with taxpayers’ money on a refinery and we’re reminding Premier Jason Kenny about his promises to do away with corporate welfare.  Link: https://www.policyschool.ca/news/morton-sturgeon-refinery-costs-continue-mount/ Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/end-corporate-welfare-in-alberta Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! ...

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September 15, 2020 00:32:18
#24 Conservatives Pay Back Wage Subsidy, Road to Recovery Needs Tax Cuts and Bureaucrats Throw Themselves a Red-Carpet Gala

#24 Conservatives Pay Back Wage Subsidy, Road to Recovery Needs Tax Cuts and Bureaucrats Throw Themselves a Red-Carpet Gala

News at the Top – Conservatives Pay Back Wage Subsidy Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives are paying the federal wage subsidy as promised. Both the Liberals and the NDP need to follow suit. Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-liberals-ndp-wage-subsidy-pay-back-1.5711132 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/political-parties-must-repay-wage-subsidies Deep Dive – Road to Recovery Needs Tax Cuts 5:50 The federal government is spending $2 for every dollar it collects. Our federal director Aaron Wudrick outlines a framework Ottawa to get its spending under control and cut taxes. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/in-the-tough-times-ahead,-what-is-trudeau-prepared-to-cut-?id=18570 Sign these PETITIONS: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/cut-off-expenses-when-a-governor-general-leaves-office https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax Waste Watch – Bureaucrats Throw Themselves a Red-Carpet Gala 22:58 Shared Services Canada throw itself a fancy party and billed taxpayers more than $27,000 for the red-carpet gala. We have all the details. Link to Written Report: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/red-carpet-gala-for-federal-bureaucrats-cost-taxpayers-more-than-27,000?id=18633   Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/roll-up-the-red-carpet 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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