Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

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June 16, 2021 00:28:28
#73 Bureaucrats Get Pay Raises, Ottawa Subsidizes Dead People, Doug Ford Bungles License Plates

#73 Bureaucrats Get Pay Raises, Ottawa Subsidizes Dead People, Doug Ford Bungles License Plates

News at the Top – Bureaucrats Get Pay Raises As government gets bigger in Canada, taxpayers are being billed for pay raises on top of more bureaucrats. CLICK HERE and HERE for more! Deep Dive – Ottawa Subsidizes Dead People Ottawa has a huge spending problem, and our national debt is over $1 trillion. Pandemic spending is only compounding the issue, and now it turns the federal government has given over $9 million worth of COVID-19 subsidies to dead people. CLICK HERE for more! Waste Watch – Doug Ford Bungles License Plates Before COVID-19 arrived in Canada, Ontario Premier Doug Ford tried to bring in new license plates for the province. It blew up in his face, and according to exclusive records we obtained, the new plates actually cost more to make than the old.  OUR EXCLUSIVE STORY HERE! 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 10, 2021 00:39:30
#72 Tax Freedom Day, Life After COVID, Rideau Hall Delays Bring High Cost

#72 Tax Freedom Day, Life After COVID, Rideau Hall Delays Bring High Cost

News at the Top – Government is Broke/Tax Freedom Day Governments across Canada are facing an impending debt crunch and families are facing steep tax bills. LINKS: https://winnipegsun.com/opinion/columnists/aldrich-tax-freedom-day-hardly-reason-to-celebrate https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-our-debt-problem-is-a-lot-worse-than-ottawa-is-letting-on  Deep Dive – Life After COVID We and our friends over at SecondStreet.org have some tips for the federal government as the COVID-19 threat diminishes. LINK: https://www.secondstreet.org/life-after-covid-e-book-announcement/ Waste Watch – Rideau Hall Delays Bring High Cost Taxpayers had to fork over close to $200,000 more for work at Rideau Hall because of delays, and Julie Payette’s office appears to have played a role in those delays. LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/delays-increased-rideau-hall-project-costs-by-200,000 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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June 02, 2021 00:26:37
#71 Ottawa Mayor Subsidizes Porsche, Mike Duffy Gets $4,000 a Week from Taxpayers, Failed UN Security Seat Campaign Bills Soar

#71 Ottawa Mayor Subsidizes Porsche, Mike Duffy Gets $4,000 a Week from Taxpayers, Failed UN Security Seat Campaign Bills Soar

News at the Top – Ottawa Mayor Subsidizes Porsche In one of the most baffling examples of corporate welfare we’ve ever seen, Ottawa’s city council is handing over nearly three million dollars to build a Porsche dealership. SEND JIM WATSON AN EMAIL: [email protected] LINK: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/2-9-million-tax-break-for-ottawa-porsche-dealership-receives-the-green-light-1.5443787 Deep Dive – Mike Duffy Gets $4,000 a Week from Taxpayers   Because of the mandatory retirement age in the Senate of 75, Mike Duffy’s birthday will land him almost $4,000 every month for the rest of his life, all thanks to a taxpayer-funded pension. LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/duffy%E2%80%99s-75th-birthday-kicks-off-47,000-per-year-senator-pension-party Waste Watch – Failed UN Security Seat Campaign Bills Soar The federal government spent more than $8.6 million on the failed drive for a seat on the UN Security Council, according to documents exclusively obtained by the CTF.   LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/failed-un-security-seat-campaign-cost-over-8.6-million 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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May 26, 2021 00:24:14
#70 Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks, Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes, Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour

#70 Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks, Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes, Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour

News at the Top – Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks Canada’s two biggest cities appear to be trying to outcompete each other by building ultra-expensive parks, at our expense. LINKS: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/parc-jean-drapeau-montreal-plan-parking-1.5987515 https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/tory-needs-to-end-his-3.8-billion-vanity-project-pipedream SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-toronto%E2%80%99s-3.8-billion-floating-downtown-park Deep Dive – Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes For Gas Tax Honesty Day, we did the math: when you include the up to six taxes Canadians pay on gasoline, it comes out to about an eye-popping 47 cents per litre. LINK: http://www.taxpayer.com/media/CTF%20-%20GTHD%202021%20Report%20-V5%20-%20May%2018,%202021.pdf Waste Watch – Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour Right before COVID-19 kicked off in Canada, the folks at Global Affairs thought it would be a good idea to give a nearly $10,000 boost to Margaret Atwood’s Australian book tour. We asked them why. LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/margaret-atwood%E2%80%99s-australian-tour-cost-taxpayers-almost-10,000 SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/abolish-the-mission-cultural-fund 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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May 25, 2021 00:34:00
#69 INTERVIEW – Tom Korski, on the C-10 Mess

#69 INTERVIEW – Tom Korski, on the C-10 Mess

Tom Korski is a senior journalist at Blacklock’s Reporter, an Ottawa media outlet that covers news that the rest of the press gallery tends to ignore. Korski got on the phone with Prairie Director Todd MacKay to break down Bill C-10 and the risk it’s posing to freedom of speech. 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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May 18, 2021 00:27:48
#68 Carbon Taxes Don’t Work, Newfoundland Swimming in Debt, Kamloops Calls in Feds

#68 Carbon Taxes Don’t Work, Newfoundland Swimming in Debt, Kamloops Calls in Feds

News at the Top – Carbon Taxes Don’t Work Despite the province’s long history with a carbon tax, emissions in British Columbia are going up. LINK: https://westernstandardonline.com/2021/05/bc-emissions-going-up-despite-highest-carbon-tax-in-canada/ SIGN the PETITIONS: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax Deep Dive – Newfoundland Swimming in Debt Newfoundland and Labrador is in dire financial straits, and a new report is laying out the province’s next steps to get off the fiscal cliff.   LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/auditor-general-reports-nl-2021-1.6009084 Waste Watch – Kamloops Calls in Feds A bureaucratic spending scandal in Kamloops just got much bigger. LINK: https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/investigation-into-tnrd-finances-taken-over-by-federal-police-unit-1.24315766 https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/kamloops-spending-scandal-shows-need-for-municipal-auditor-general 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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