News at the Top – Liberals Flip Table Over We Charity Scandal
Liberal MPs are shutting down committee meetings and filibustering to keep hundreds pages of blacked-out documents about the WE Charity scandal secret. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick breaks down some of the chaos.
Deep Dive – Federal Greens Raise Destructive Death Taxes 6:51
The Green Party recently raised their proposal for a death tax in Parliament. Fun fact: It’s an idea so terrible that even Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau eliminated it when he was in office. Other countries are ditching it too.
Waste Watch – Quebec Bills Taxpayers to Lobby Itself 18:56
The Quebec government gave $30,000 to a lobby group to produce a study to lobby the government. It’s bad enough when governments raise taxes. It’s even worse when the government makes taxpayers pay for lobbyists to tell the government to raise taxes. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard has the full story.
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News at the Top – MPs Stop Taking Our Lunch Money In a truly rare event, MPs in Ottawa recently decided to stop making taxpayers foot the bill for their committee lunches. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick and B.C. Director Kris Sims discuss the surprising move. Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/mps-cheat-on-meal-tickets/ Deep Dive – Messy Military Purchases Cost Billions Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard speaks with Aaron about how Canada’s failed attempts at buying fighter jets, naval ships and pistols have cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Links: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/project-to-buy-new-pistols-for-canadian-forces-is-once-again-underway https://globalnews.ca/news/6600416/canada-fighter-jet-competition/ Waste Watch – Millions Thrown Away on Failed Security Seat Campaign Newly-released government documents show how cabinet spent $2.4 million in its four-year campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, which is nearly $23,000 for every vote Canada received in its failed bid. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano and Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton talk about the debacle. Link: ...
Magic Math on the Carbon Tax The Trudeau government claims families will be better off with its carbon tax and rebate scheme, but that’s just plain magic math. According to the Parliamentary Budget Officer, the average household will be paying hundreds of dollars this year, even after the rebate cheques arrive. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/media/Backgrounder-carbon-tax-rebate-cost.pdf Feds Hand Out Pay Raises, Bonuses Despite Missed Objectives The federal government is spending billions on bureaucratic overtime and pay raises while missing its own objectives by miles, and we have the records that prove it. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/feds-spent-1.6-billion-on-overtime-pay-since-2019 Waste Watch: Chrystia Freeland Doesn’t Know Where Glasgow Is Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland went to Scotland last November for a conference in Glasgow, but stayed in Edinburgh. Canadians picked up the bills for her staff not knowing how to use Google Maps. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/freeland-stays-in-wrong-city-for-climate-conference,-drops-over-3,000-on-luxury-chauffer-service Check out the CANADIAN TAXPAYERS STORE! 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. ...