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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April 27, 2020 00:29:03
#2 Big Border Taxes on Medical Masks, B.C.’s Carbon Tax Experiment, and Illegal Gambling at Seniors Centres

#2 Big Border Taxes on Medical Masks, B.C.’s Carbon Tax Experiment, and Illegal Gambling at Seniors Centres

EPISODE TWO: Big Border Taxes on Medical Masks, B.C.’s Carbon Tax Experiment, and Illegal Gambling at Seniors Centres The Canadian Taxpayers Federation catches Ottawa charging an 18 per cent tariff on crucial shipments of medical gear to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. We compare carbon tax promises to actual outcomes in British Columbia. And we blast the “anti-fun” police in Toronto for wasting taxpayers’ time interfering with a seniors’ card game. TAKE ACTION: Want to help? Take action and help us fight for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Canadians can’t afford higher taxes – support the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s court fight against the carbon tax: https://www.taxpayer.com/campaigns/No%20Carbon%20Taxes! Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at Taxpayer.com and share this podcast. News at the Top – Feds charging border fees for PPE, importers facing hurdles The federal government has put a barrier in the way of crucial medical gear imports from overseas in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, and the mayor of Langford talked to us about the problems that has caused his community. Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/masks-to-fight-covid-19-hit-with-18-per-cent-tariff?id=18343 Guide from Health Canada for importers: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/compliance-enforcement/covid19-interim-order-drugs-medical-devices-special-foods/note.html List of approved companies/gear: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/compliance-enforcement/covid19-interim-order-drugs-medical-devices-special-foods/medical-device-exceptional-import/list.html Guide from CBSA: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-12-eng.html Deep Dive – West Coast Carbon Tax Flip Flops 7:15 The carbon tax has been a centrepiece of the Trudeau government since they came to power back in 2015. However, British Columbia’s provincial government had brought in a carbon tax years earlier, promising it would be “revenue-neutral”. That didn’t last very long, and doesn’t appear to have worked Our B.C. director Kris Sims tells us all about it. Links: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/sims-the-carbon-tax-is-leaving-b-c-cold/wcm/75e8395b-e9b3-4cda-ab98-6be331c3ae7a/ https://sierraclub.bc.ca/bcs-greenhouse-gas-emissions-risen-four-of-last-five-years/ Waste Watch – Euchregate, Or How to Lose Money and Alienate Seniors 21:40 Bureaucrats at Toronto City Hall decided to go ...

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April 17, 2020 00:22:56
#1 Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek

#1 Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek

EPISODE ONE: Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek The Canadian Taxpayers Federation blows the whistle on Canadian politicians who got raises while other world leaders took pay cuts. We explain why the Trudeau government had to back down on its big power grab and then shine a light on another power grab nobody’s talking about. And we caught a government throwing gold in a river at taxpayers’ expense. TAKE ACTION: Want to help? Take action and help us fight for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign our petition asking MPs to cut their salaries in the midst of this crisis: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/mps-need-to-cut-their-own-pay?id=18311 Canadians can’t afford higher taxes. Support the CTF’s court fight against the carbon tax: https://www.taxpayer.com/campaigns/No%20Carbon%20Taxes! Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at Taxpayer.com and share this podcast. News at the Top – Canadians lose their jobs; politicians get a raise Politicians are getting a $3,700 raise because of an old law they forgot to suspend. MPs shouldn’t be getting raises while Canadians are losing their jobs. And other world leaders are going further. Links: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-liberals-mum-as-tories-ndp-say-they-would-support-mp-pay-freeze/ MPs who have agreed to donate their raises so far: http://www.taxpayer.com/media/MPListApr8.png Deep Dive – Trudeau’s failed power-grab 6:20 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government attempted to get unlimited taxing, spending and borrowing powers until December 2021, with no scrutiny from parliament. Our system stopped it. But there’s another power grab that people might not know about.  Link: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly-mcparland-was-the-liberals-attempted-power-grab-really-about-the-coronavirus Waste Watch – Step 1: Throw gold in a creek; Step 2: ???; Step 3: Profit! 16:15 In a foolish bid to promote tourism, Yukon’s tourism department gave $139,000 for a tourism association to throw gold in a ...

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