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May 12, 2021 00:26:21
#67 University Bailouts, Internet Censorship Legislation, Doug Ford Goes Hollywood North

#67 University Bailouts, Internet Censorship Legislation, Doug Ford Goes Hollywood North

News at the Top – University Bailouts Ontario’s Laurentian University came out and said it was about to become insolvent. Now, the province is considering a bailout. And that’s not the only university with big bills. LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/laurentian-no-bailout-1.6012245 Deep Dive – Internet Censorship Legislation The federal government’s Bill C-10 would impose new regulations on things we post online. And that could threaten Canadians’ right to hold governments accountable. LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/charter-statement-bill-c10-1.6020833 SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-ottawa-from-censoring-online-government-accountability Waste Watch – Doug Ford Goes Hollywood North Ontario taxpayers will have the rare opportunity to see their provincial government waste half a million dollars of their money in just two hours, as Doug Ford gets set to hand over $500,000 to make a crime movie in North Bay. LINK: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000031/ontario-supports-north-bay-area-businesses 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 05, 2021 00:28:19
#66 Trudeau’s Tax Hikes, O’Toole Carbon Tax Price Tag, One Expensive Toilet

#66 Trudeau’s Tax Hikes, O’Toole Carbon Tax Price Tag, One Expensive Toilet

News at the Top – Trudeau’s Tax Hikes If you drive a car, like to heat your home in the winter, and enjoy a cold beer on a nice sunny day, your taxes are going up, even though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told us a few months ago that Canadians didn’t need higher taxes in the middle of the pandemic. LINK: https://globalnews.ca/news/7764150/canada-budget-2021-benefits-taxes-minimum-wage/ SIGN the PETITIONS: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/no-home-equity-tax https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau%E2%80%99s-debt-dive Deep Dive – O’Toole Carbon Tax Price Tag Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole promised to fight carbon taxes, but he blindsided Canadians when he announced he would impose his own carbon tax if he’s elected prime minister. We’re taking a close look at what this could mean for Canadian wallets. LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/o%E2%80%99toole-set-to-break-carbon-tax-pledge Waste Watch – One Expensive Toilet  Vancouver’s municipal government is somehow set to spend $645,000 on a public toilet. LINK: https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouvers-645000-public-toilet-raises-eyebrows 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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April 29, 2021 00:27:46
#65 Stadium Deals are Bad Deals, Guaranteed Income Bill, CMHC Spent Over $900,000 on Name Change

#65 Stadium Deals are Bad Deals, Guaranteed Income Bill, CMHC Spent Over $900,000 on Name Change

News at the Top – Stadium Deals are Bad Deals The City of Calgary has decided to hit pause on a massive arena deal before sending the Calgary Flames another truckload of taxpayers’ cash. It needs to cancel it because stadium deals are bad deals for taxpayers. LINKS: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/flames-calgary-arena-pause-budget-1.5987561 https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgary-flames-arena-deal-on-thin-ice-after-team-asks-for-70m-more-from-city-sources-1.5387513 Deep Dive – Guaranteed Income Bill Liberal and NDP policy conventions endorsed the idea of a guaranteed annual income, but the politicians pushing the idea tend to forget about the bill for taxpayers. LINKS: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/everyone-talks-about-basic-income-heres-why-they-dont-implement-it/article27723204/ https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/how-much-could-a-guaranteed-annual-income-cost Waste Watch – CMHC Spent Over $900,000 on Name Change CMHC spent $924,614 on a purely cosmetic rebranding project, and didn’t tell MPs the full story about the project when first asked at committee. LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/cmhc-spent-over-900,000-on-stalled-name-change SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/no-home-equity-tax 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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April 22, 2021 00:28:18
#64 O’Toole Breaks Carbon Tax Promise, Budget a Debt-Fueled Spending Binge, Bills Pile Up After Cancelled Barbados Trip

#64 O’Toole Breaks Carbon Tax Promise, Budget a Debt-Fueled Spending Binge, Bills Pile Up After Cancelled Barbados Trip

News at the Top – O’Toole Breaks Carbon Tax Promise Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole has announced his own federal carbon tax. This is the same Erin O’Toole that when running for leader of the CPC, signed the Canadian Taxpayers Federation pledge to scrap the Trudeau carbon tax and not impose a national carbon tax of his own. If he goes through with this carbon tax, he will be breaking a huge promise he made to millions of Canadians. LINKS: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-slams-cpc-leader-erin-o%E2%80%99toole-for-announcing-his-own-carbon-tax https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinion-with-green-otoole-bucks-the-conservatives-have-embraced-taxes?fbclid=IwAR3HTcmbi1cpPSkAH7l11cYUFQprQoariBf2YkDuEAYNVh-ArZVJtvq3xf8 SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax Deep Dive – Budget Spends Billions We knew there was going to be a huge deficit, we knew there was going to be a $1 trillion debt tab, but the budget was even worse than we thought, as the federal government plans to permanently increase spending for years to come. LINKS: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/federal-budget-spends-more-on-everything-with-no-plan-to-pay-for-it https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-federal-budget-spend-spend-more-then-spend-more-than that Waste Watch – Bills Pile Up After Cancelled Barbados Trip The federal government spent close to $140,000 for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to basically not go somewhere. LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/federal-government-spent-close-to-140,000-on-prime-minister%E2%80%99s-cancelled-barbados-trip 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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April 14, 2021 00:31:39
#63 Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax, Bracing for the Budget, Green Energy Boondoggles

#63 Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax, Bracing for the Budget, Green Energy Boondoggles

News at the Top – Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax We don’t like the carbon tax and as it turns out, a new survey found 52 per cent of Canadians agree with us. LINK: https://www.secondstreet.org/2021/03/29/new-poll-supreme-court-said-carbon-tax-legal-but-canadians-still-dont-want-it/ SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax Deep Dive – Bracing for the Budget We talk about the upcoming federal budget that’s expected to have a deficit that’s more than $350 billion, with Canada’s national debt already passing the $1 trillion mark. Links: http://www.taxpayer.com/media/Road%20to%20recovery%20FINAL.pdf https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/heres-the-eyewatering-debt-canada-is-racking-up Waste Watch – Green Energy Boondoggles The federal government has admitted that most green energy projects don’t make much financial sense, and would wither on the vine without government subsidies.  Link: https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/gunter-green-projects-make-no-sense-so-why-are-taxpayers-forced-to-subsidize-eco-fantasies 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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April 07, 2021 00:22:02
#62 Nova Scotia’s Balanced Budget Plan, April Tax Hikes, Health Canada Pays for Tweets

#62 Nova Scotia’s Balanced Budget Plan, April Tax Hikes, Health Canada Pays for Tweets

News at the Top – Nova Scotia’s Balanced Budget Plan Nova Scotia taxpayers have something to celebrate: their government expects to actually get rid of its deficit within – get this – the next four years. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks down the good news for Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano. LINKS: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-praises-nova-scotia-for-plan-to-balance-budget,-no-tax-increases https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/nova-scotia-liberals-to-table-first-deficit-budget-in-six-years-because-of-covid-19-1.5361611 Deep Dive – April Tax Hikes April Fools' Day is often a fun day, but April 1 also tends to be a particularly bad news day for taxpayers. Our B.C. Director Kris Sims and our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick have a rundown of the tax hits coming in 2021. Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/the-joke-is-on-taxpayers-this-april-fools%E2%80%99-day Waste Watch – Health Canada Pays for Tweets Health Canada is using our hard-earned tax dollars to hire social media influencers, despite the fact that previous attempts to leverage social media influencers were total flops. Our Prairie Director Todd MacKay and Interim Ontario Director Jay Goldberg have the full story. Link: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-CX-027-79877 https://tnc.news/2019/06/25/elections-canada-paid-biased-social-media-influencers-325k-before-scrapping-project/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/teddys-awards-yukon-government-1.5488880 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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