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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November 04, 2021 00:33:55
#95 Quebec Taxpayers Say No to New Baseball Stadium

#95 Quebec Taxpayers Say No to New Baseball Stadium

Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard just got back from Tampa Bay, Florida, but he wasn’t on vacation. He was fighting to save Quebec taxpayers a big chunk of change, as talks heat up for a new baseball stadium in Montreal for the Tampa Bay Rays. LISTEN HERE: https://www.fox13news.com/news/canadian-group-sponsors-billboard-opposing-taxpayer-funded-rays-stadium READ MORE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/quebec-taxpayers-say-no-to-new-baseball-stadium In Ottawa, our Federal Director Franco Terrazzano is celebrating a victory for taxpayers as temporary COVID-19 subsidies are wound down by the federal government. READ HIS OP-ED HERE: https://financialpost.com/opinion/franco-terrazzano-time-for-the-feds-to-set-an-end-date-to-covid-spending-before-our-fiscal-house-falls-to-pieces And in British Columbia, the carbon tax is on the rise again, along with carbon emissions. Our B.C. Director Kris Sims weighs in. LISTEN TO HER RADIO APPEARANCE HERE: https://player.fm/series/the-jas-johal-show/carbon-tax-plans-criticised-as-out-of-touch-as-cost-of-living-woes-drag-on 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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October 25, 2021 00:37:31
#94 TWO DOLLAR GAS?

#94 TWO DOLLAR GAS?

Governments are charging taxes on top of taxes when it comes to gas in Canada, and taxpayers are paying the price. In many provinces, the tax bill takes up more than a third of the price. Federal Director Franco Terrazano weighs in. LISTEN HERE: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/get-ready-to-pay-more-for-gas-1.5614238 In Alberta, voters have delivered a clear message that while they’re willing to contribute to Canada, they won’t be taken advantage of anymore. Alberta Director Kevin Lacey breaks down the recent referendum results, and what they mean. READ HIS INTERVIEW HERE: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/albertas-equalization-referendum-delivers-clear-message-it-wont-be-taken-advantage-of-anymore And in Ontario, the provincial government has no plan on how to save money. Ontario Interim Director Jay Goldberg laid out what that means for taxpayers. READ HIS OP-ED HERE: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jay-goldberg-ontario-cant-balance-the-books-without-cutting-spending 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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September 18, 2021 00:24:59
#93 BIG ISSUES- FIRST NATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY

#93 BIG ISSUES- FIRST NATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY

We’re talking about an issue that need more attention: accountability for grassroots people in First Nations communities. It’s a huge, complicated issue, and something that should be talked about during this election, so we reached out to Rob Louie and Charmaine Stick, two champions for First Nations transparency and accountability. They spoke with our B.C Director Kris Sims and Prairie Director Todd MacKay about how things can improve. 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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September 18, 2021 00:24:42
#92 BIG ISSUES- THE TAX BURDEN

#92 BIG ISSUES- THE TAX BURDEN

If politicians want to improve affordability, they need to lower taxes. To put that in perspective, even during the pandemic, the average Canadian family paid $35,047 in taxes, or 36 per cent of their budget. During this election, politicians are trying to sell us on their affordability plans. So, our B.C. Director Kris Sims and our Federal Director Franco Terrazzano broke down what each party could do about Canada’s tax burden. 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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September 18, 2021 00:23:30
#91 BIG ISSUES- GOVERNMENT DEBT

#91 BIG ISSUES- GOVERNMENT DEBT

The federal government is more than $1 trillion in debt. It’s borrowing $424 million every day.  That means that each Canadian is on the hook for about $30,000 in federal government debt alone. If politicians don’t save money that will have to come from Canadians through taxes today, taxes tomorrow or inflation.  Our Federal Director Franco Terrazzano and our B.C. Director Kris Sims broke down what each party plans to do about the debt, and what they found may surprise you. 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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September 14, 2021 00:30:23
#90 BIG ISSUES- FREEDOM OF SPEECH

#90 BIG ISSUES- FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Canadians place a high value on their freedom of speech, but the way we use that freedom could be changing depending on the outcome of the federal election. We wanted to make it easy for the average Canadian to make sense of the issue, so our interim Ontario Director Jay Goldberg and our Prairie Director Todd MacKay put their heads together for this podcast. They broke down the whole issue, and how much each party’s plan might cost the country. 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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