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 waste that aren’t covered by the media. And we enforce accountability and transparency for politicians in every political party. Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at taxpayer.com.
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#37 The Great Reset Canada Really Needs, Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay, and Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices
News at the Top – The Great Reset Canada Really Needs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been talking about a great reset, but Canada needs a different reset. Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton talks about the idea with Alberta Director Franco Terrazano. Links: https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/the-great-reset-is-mostly-just-liberals-blowing-off-steam-mostly/ Deep Dive – Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay In ...
Millions of Canadians are struggling with job losses and pay cuts, but what about government employees? We interview SecondStreet.org’s Colin Craig about his latest report: The Last Government Pay Cut. SecondStreet.org asked governments to show when the last time they cut bureaucrats’ salaries. The answers are oddly surprising and predictable at ...
News at the Top – Driving Taxes Vancouver is studying expensive new driving taxes and tolls while Alberta is eying toll roads across the province. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and B.C. Director Kris Sims talk about the possible cash grabs. Links: https://www.660citynews.com/2020/11/06/toll-roads-rolling-into-alberta-with-lots-of-comparisons-across-the-country/ https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/28/proposed-tolls-vancouver/ Interview with the head of Canadian for Affordable ...
#34 Big Win on Calgary Mayor’s Double Pension, The Cost of COVID Rises, and Québec Bureaucrat Blows a Bundle on a Car Rental
News at the Top – Big Win for CTF on Calgary Mayor’s Double Pension Calgary council finally ended the mayor’s second pension. Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/media/PolicyBrief%E2%80%93CalgaryPension.pdf https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2018/06/13/taxpayers-group-calls-on-calgary-city-council-to-rein-in-golden-pension-plan.html Deep Dive – The Cost of COVID Rises The average family of four’s share of the federal debt is now $100,000 and it’s only going ...
#33 The Mystery of Money-Losing Timmies, Access to Information Shutdown, and Rideau Hall Renovation Costs Skyrocket
News at the Top – Governments Losing Money Selling Timmies It turns out, governments are bad at selling coffee and donuts. In fact, they’re losing millions of dollars doing it, according to a new report from SecondStreet.org. In Alberta, the province is getting local businesses involved with food service in ...