Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

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August 12, 2022 00:18:42
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#107 INTERVIEW Pierre Poilievre

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation sat down with Conservative Party Leadership Candidate Pierre Poilievre to talk about key taxpayer issues like what he would do to balance the budget, make life more affordable and find savings if he was elected prime minister. ...

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August 10, 2022 00:22:34
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#106 You Get Inflation, Central Bankers Get Bonuses

You get inflation, central bankers get bonuses The Bank of Canada gave its employees $45 million in bonuses and pay raises in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic while inflation soared. The Bank of Canada is supposed to keep inflation around two per cent. If you’ve been to the grocery store in the past year you know they failed. So why did they give themselves bonuses? READ NEWS ARTICLES HERE: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/terrazzano-bank-of-canada-doesnt-deserve-its-bonuses-and-pay-raises/wcm/e1e09f1b-4f7d-4ce3-a288-13c9bb0838bb/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0eGUeJhBsJegvgjOX2RiG7a8YC7FHsJt8ZfRv8KpycLJrd5iwRGMaeC0c https://financialpost.com/opinion/franco-terrazzano-governments-have-created-the-perfect-inflation-storm https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/terrazzano-deficit-spending-and-inflation-tax-drive-up-cost-of-living Nova Scotia’s premier takes a pay cut Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston’s salary was cut by $11,246 while MLAs froze their salaries. Members of Parliament in Ottawa need to follow Houston’s lead and stop giving themselves pay raises. READ OUR REPORT HERE:https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/houston-shows-leadership-by-cutting-his-own-salary   Charlottetown council billing taxpayers for boozy dinner Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown and fellow councillors expensed $1,800 on a boozy steakdinner that included four bottles of wine, 11 beers, 20 ounces of liquor and three cocktails. We also caught councillors double dipping on their expenses. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/documents-show-charlottetown-employee’s-high-spending-on-meals-and-luxury-hotels   ...

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July 29, 2022 00:36:42
#105 INTERVIEW Dr. Geist on C-11 Censorship

#105 INTERVIEW Dr. Geist on C-11 Censorship

The Trudeau government’s Bill C-11 is posing a threat to the free flow of online information in Canada. Ontario Director Jay Goldberg and Federal Director Franco Terrazzano spoke with Dr. Michael Geist, the University of Ottawa’s Canada Research Chair in internet law, about the risks of the bill. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/media/Final%... Check out the CANADIAN TAXPAYERS STORE! 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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July 25, 2022 00:31:44
#104 Magic Math on the Carbon Tax

#104 Magic Math on the Carbon Tax

Magic Math on the Carbon Tax   The Trudeau government claims families will be better off with its carbon tax and rebate scheme, but that’s just plain magic math. According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the average household will be paying hundreds of dollars this year, even after the rebate cheques arrive. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/media/Backgrounder-carbon-tax-rebate-cost.pdf Feds Hand Out Pay Raises, Bonuses Despite Missed Objectives The federal government is spending billions on bureaucratic overtime and pay raises while missing its own objectives by miles, and we have the records that prove it. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/feds-spent-1.6-billion-on-overtime-pay-since-2019 Waste Watch: Chrystia Freeland Doesn’t Know Where Glasgow Is Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland went to Scotland last November for a conference in Glasgow, but stayed in Edinburgh. Canadians picked up the bills for her staff not knowing how to use Google Maps. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/freeland-stays-in-wrong-city-for-climate-conference,-drops-over-3,000-on-luxury-chauffer-service Check out the CANADIAN TAXPAYERS STORE!   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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March 15, 2022 00:19:17
#103 Massive Spending Didn’t Really Help COVID Fight

#103 Massive Spending Didn’t Really Help COVID Fight

The Trudeau government pushed the federal budgets to historic highs and took on massive new debts, all in the name of fighting COVID-19. The CTF took a look around the world, and other countries have been far more restrained. One thing is clear: After two years of a worldwide pandemic, we know that more government spending does not guarantee better results. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-spending-to-the-max-on-covid-19-programs-didnt-really-help   https://www.taxpayer.com/media/Report-Pandemic-Spending.pdf SIGN the PETITION https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau%E2%80%99s-debt-dive Check out the CANADIAN TAXPAYERS STORE!   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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February 23, 2022 00:24:25
#102 Franco goes to the Finance Committee

#102 Franco goes to the Finance Committee

Federal Director Franco Terrazzano told politicians at the federal finance committee where to go and how to get there. The destination is a balanced budget and controlling spending is the way.  READ MORE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ctf-lays-out-plan-to-balance-the-federal-budget-in-2023-24  Check out the CANADIAN TAXPAYERS STORE!   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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