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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September 08, 2020 00:26:46
#23 Canada’s Credit Rating Falls, Bureaucrat Salaries Need to Shrink and Taxpayers Pay for Rock Star Photos and Sex Toy Exhibit

#23 Canada’s Credit Rating Falls, Bureaucrat Salaries Need to Shrink and Taxpayers Pay for Rock Star Photos and Sex Toy Exhibit

News at the Top – Canada’s Debt Level on the Rise Canada got hit with a credit rating downgrade and we’re taking a look at the impact massive levels of government debt in the past. Link to the Fitch Rating: https://www.fitchratings.com/research/sovereigns/canadas-growing-deficit-raises-fiscal-consolidation-risks-27-08-2020 Link to the Debt Clock: https://www.debtclock.ca/ Deep Dive – Bureaucrat Salaries Need to Shrink 7:10 Federal bureaucrats have never taken a pay cut. Now we have the biggest deficit in history. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick talks about the cost and next steps.   Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/labour-day-reality-check-federal-government-should-target-15-and-15-reduction-for-employee-salary-costs?id=18585 Waste Watch – Taxpayers Pay for Rock Star Photos and Sex Toy Exhibit 17:21 The federal government spent thousands on a sex toy art show in Germany and a Bryan Adams photography show. Aaron Wudrick talks about the spending. Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/abolish-the-mission-cultural-fund Link to Written Story: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ottawa-funds-rock-star-photo-exhibit-and-double-masturbator-display?id=18600  Link to TV Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGRQTy1kpMo Link to Original Mission Cultural Fund Story: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/global-affairs-defensive-as-cultural-fund-confirmed-to-be-overbudget,-burning-through-millions 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 02, 2020 00:41:30
#22 INTERVIEW Saqib Qureshi, author of Broken Promise

#22 INTERVIEW Saqib Qureshi, author of Broken Promise

The Canadian Taxpayers Podcast sat down with Dr. Saqib Qureshi who just released a book entitled Broken Contract. Dr. Qureshi argues that our current democracy doesn’t give enough power for the people and makes bold recommendations to strengthen accountability. Dr. Qureshi’s book, Broken Contract, is available at this LINK. 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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August 31, 2020 00:26:23
#21 CERB Hurting Back-To-Work Efforts, Morneau Jumps Ship, and Negotiations Bills Get Crazy

#21 CERB Hurting Back-To-Work Efforts, Morneau Jumps Ship, and Negotiations Bills Get Crazy

Please tell us what you think of the Canadian Taxpayers Podcast with this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PodCast_Aug20 News at the Top – CERB Hurting Back-To-Work Efforts The federal government is extending the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, which is leaving businesses in the lurch when it comes to labour. Link to Generation Screwed: http://www.generationscrewed.ca/ Link: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/corbella-new-ei-program-a-disaster-for-canada-and-our-youth   Link to the Debt Clock: https://www.debtclock.ca/ Deep Dive – Morneau Jumps Ship 7:52 Bill Morneau is no longer Canada’s finance minister, and we’re taking the long view on the now-former minister’s legacy for taxpayers. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/trudeau-spent-the-rainy-day-fund-while-the-sun-was-still-shining?id= Waste Watch – Negotiation Bills Get Crazy 17:09 The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has learned that the Ontario government spent nearly a million dollars on meals and hotels during negotiations with education unions. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ontario-government-spent-nearly-1-million-on-hospitality-expenses-during-negotiations-with-education-unions?id=18552 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-being-bullied-by-teachers--union-bosses Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! ...

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August 25, 2020 00:23:35
#20 An Apology and a Mystery, O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers, and Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket

#20 An Apology and a Mystery, O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers, and Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket

Please tell us what you think of the Canadian Taxpayers Podcast with this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PodCast_Aug20 News at the Top – An Apology and a Mystery We reported that Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna had billed taxpayers for photographs posted to her Instagram account, but it turns out her staffer took the pictures, so we owe the minister an apology. But… We have documents showing Global Affairs Canada spent thousands on photos of the minister at the United Nations. We’re looking into that mystery. Link: The spending can be viewed on page 92 of this document. Deep Dive - O’Toole’s Promises to Taxpayers 4:03 Erin O’Toole is the new Conservative Party leader. We break down his promises to taxpayers, including one he can deliver immediately. Sign the PETITION to stop political parties from taking wage subsidies: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/political-parties-must-repay-wage-subsidies Waste Watch - Governor General’s Costs Skyrocket 15:18 Recent news reports out of Ottawa have detailed massive waste under the current Governor General. However, this isn’t the first time the role has come into question for wasteful spending. Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/governor-general-julie-payette-spending-security-1.5684453 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/cut-off-expenses-when-a-governor-general-leaves-office 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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