#1 Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek

Episode 1 April 17, 2020 00:22:56
#1 Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#1 Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek

Apr 17 2020 | 00:22:56


Show Notes

EPISODE ONE: Politician Pay Cuts, Power Grabs, and Gold in a Creek

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation blows the whistle on Canadian politicians who got raises while other world leaders took pay cuts. We explain why the Trudeau government had to back down on its big power grab and then shine a light on another power grab nobody’s talking about. And we caught a government throwing gold in a river at taxpayers’ expense.

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News at the Top – Canadians lose their jobs; politicians get a raise
Politicians are getting a $3,700 raise because of an old law they forgot to suspend. MPs shouldn’t be getting raises while Canadians are losing their jobs. And other world leaders are going further.

Links: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-liberals-mum-as-tories-ndp-say-they-would-support-mp-pay-freeze/
MPs who have agreed to donate their raises so far: http://www.taxpayer.com/media/MPListApr8.png

Deep Dive – Trudeau’s failed power-grab 6:20
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government attempted to get unlimited taxing, spending and borrowing powers until December 2021, with no scrutiny from parliament. Our system stopped it. But there’s another power grab that people might not know about. 

Link: https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly-mcparland-was-the-liberals-attempted-power-grab-really-about-the-coronavirus

Waste Watch – Step 1: Throw gold in a creek; Step 2: ???; Step 3: Profit! 16:15
In a foolish bid to promote tourism, Yukon’s tourism department gave $139,000 for a tourism association to throw gold in a river as a publicity stunt. It turned out to be an award-winning waste of money.

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/teddys-awards-yukon-government-1.5488880

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