Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

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June 29, 2020 00:22:14
#11 CERB’s Unintended Consequences, Bombardier Back at the Trough, and Health Bureaucrats Book Conference After Lockdown

#11 CERB’s Unintended Consequences, Bombardier Back at the Trough, and Health Bureaucrats Book Conference After Lockdown

News at the Top – CERB’s Unintended Consequences   Some governments are paying people to stay home while other governments pay them to go back to work and taxpayers are paying for all of it because Ottawa rubber stamped the extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pallister-employment-initiative-1.5623580 Deep Dive – Bombardier Back at the Public Trough 5:38 Bombardier and Mozambique have something in common and taxpayers should know about it before governments dump more money into the aerospace multinational. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/no-special-bailout-for-bombardier   Waste Watch – Health Bureaucrats Book Conference After Lockdown 15:27   The Public Health Agency of Canada spent more than $300,000 to book convention space in Ottawa at the same time they were issuing pandemic restrictions. The deposit, of course, was non-refundable. Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/public-health-paid-300g-to-host-convention-during-covid-19-pandemic 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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June 22, 2020 00:26:46
#10 Conservative Candidates Pledge to Scrap Carbon Tax, Alberta to Vote on Equalization, and Canada’s failed UN Security Council Campaign

#10 Conservative Candidates Pledge to Scrap Carbon Tax, Alberta to Vote on Equalization, and Canada’s failed UN Security Council Campaign

News at the Top – Conservative Candidates Pledge to Scrap Carbon Tax The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has secured signed pledges from all four candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada to scrap the Trudeau carbon tax if they become prime minister. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-secures-pledges-from-cpc-leadership-candidates-to-scrap-carbon-tax?id=18469 Deep Dive – Alberta to Vote on Equalization 5:33 Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces a provincial referendum on the equalization program. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/fair-deal-panel-confirms-tackling-equalization-top-priority-in-alberta-s-fight-for-fairness Waste Watch – Canada’s failed UN Security Council Campaign 19:45 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent a lot of time and money campaigning for a seat at the United Nations Security Council, but he lost badly and it cost taxpayers a lot of money. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/-24,170-put-towards-canadian-treats-for-un-diplomats?id=&idCat= 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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June 15, 2020 00:22:21
#9 Meghan and Harry’s Security Bills Released, Charmaine Stick’s Case Back in Court, and Quebec Government Pays Severance for Lobbyists

#9 Meghan and Harry’s Security Bills Released, Charmaine Stick’s Case Back in Court, and Quebec Government Pays Severance for Lobbyists

News at the Top – Meghan and Harry’s Security Bills The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has the exclusive report on RCMP bills to protect the pair, in what may be just the tip of the iceberg. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/rcmp-bill-for-meghan-and-harry-topped-50,000?id=18453#gsc.tab=0 Deep Dive – Charmaine Stick Takes a Stand The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has working with Onion Lake Cree Nation activist Charmaine Stick to force her band leadership to release financial information under the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. The fight is still ongoing, and she isn’t giving up. Link: Fighting for First Nations Accountability with Charmaine Stick Waste Watch – Quebec Government Pays Severance for Lobbyists A pair of anti-tobacco lobbyists will be getting severance packages from the Quebec government, despite the fact that lobbying that same government is their job. Even weirder, it appears they were trying to keep people from knowing about it. Link: https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/06/06/mysterieuses-indemnites-pour-un-lobby 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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June 08, 2020 00:49:44
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#8 Senators Take a Pay Raise, Judges Demanding Pay Raises, Taxpayers Billed for Hollywood Party and New Zealand’s Gun Buyback

News at the Top – Senators Give Themselves a Pay Raise The Senate just can’t help themselves. Even with their long history of ripping off taxpayers, senators have quietly given a $10,000 raise to the head of a committee that’s only met twice. This is outrageous, and we’re pushing back. Call the senators: Senator Yuen Pau Woo – 613-995-9244 Senator Carolyn Stewart Olsen – 613-992-0121 Todd MacKay and Kris Sims Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senators-bonus-selection-committee-1.5598996 Deep Dive –Judges Demanding Pay Raises 4:20 The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has been intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada to make the point that governments should be able to tighten their belts and judges are not exempt from belt-tightening. Todd MacKay and Aaron Wudrick Link: http://worldtaxpayers.org/2019/12/canada-ctf-wins-intervener-status-at-supreme-court-of-canada/ Waste Watch – Taxpayers Billed for Hollywood Party 15:35 Former Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly went to a fancy Hollywood party back in 2017, and we all paid for it. Todd MacKay and Kris Sims Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/hollywood-reception-cost-taxpayers-almost-10,000?id=18431#gsc.tab=0 Interview – New Zealand’s Gun Buyback 20:00 New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams talks to us about New Zealand’s ongoing gun buyback program and how it compares to the current plans in Canada. Link: 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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