News at the Top – Canada’s Debt Level on the Rise
Canada got hit with a credit rating downgrade and we’re taking a look at the impact massive levels of government debt in the past.
Link to the Debt Clock: https://www.debtclock.ca/
Deep Dive – Bureaucrat Salaries Need to Shrink 7:10
Federal bureaucrats have never taken a pay cut. Now we have the biggest deficit in history. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick talks about the cost and next steps.
Waste Watch – Taxpayers Pay for Rock Star Photos and Sex Toy Exhibit 17:21
The federal government spent thousands on a sex toy art show in Germany and a Bryan Adams photography show. Aaron Wudrick talks about the spending.
Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/abolish-the-mission-cultural-fund
Link to TV Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGRQTy1kpMo
Link to Original Mission Cultural Fund Story: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/global-affairs-defensive-as-cultural-fund-confirmed-to-be-overbudget,-burning-through-millions
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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. TAKE ACTION: Want to help? Take action and help us fight for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Sign our petition asking MPs to cut their salaries in the midst of this crisis: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/mps-need-to-cut-their-own-pay?id=18311 Canadians can’t afford higher taxes. Support the CTF’s court fight against the carbon tax: https://www.taxpayer.com/campaigns/No%20Carbon%20Taxes! Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at Taxpayer.com and share this podcast. 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 ...
Please tell us what you think of the Canadian Taxpayers Podcast with this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PodCast_Aug20 News at the Top – CERB Hurting Back-To-Work Efforts The federal government is extending the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, which is leaving businesses in the lurch when it comes to labour. Link to Generation Screwed: http://www.generationscrewed.ca/ Link: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/corbella-new-ei-program-a-disaster-for-canada-and-our-youth Link to the Debt Clock: https://www.debtclock.ca/ Deep Dive – Morneau Jumps Ship 7:52 Bill Morneau is no longer Canada’s finance minister, and we’re taking the long view on the now-former minister’s legacy for taxpayers. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/trudeau-spent-the-rainy-day-fund-while-the-sun-was-still-shining?id= Waste Watch – Negotiation Bills Get Crazy 17:09 The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has learned that the Ontario government spent nearly a million dollars on meals and hotels during negotiations with education unions. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ontario-government-spent-nearly-1-million-on-hospitality-expenses-during-negotiations-with-education-unions?id=18552 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-being-bullied-by-teachers--union-bosses Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! ...
The Parliamentary Budget Officer is back, again, with worse news: Seven out of the ten provincial governments have unsustainable finances. The kicker? Those books are in the red, even without the temporary COVID-19 spending. Check the data here: https://www.pbo-dpb.gc.ca/en/blog/news-releases--communiques-de-presse/COM-2122-017--federal-finances-sustainable-over-the-long-term-but-most-provinc--finances-publiques-viables-a-long-terme-au-niveau-federal-mais-p 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. ...