Canadian Taxpayers Podcast

#37 The Great Reset Canada Really Needs, Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay, and Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices

Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#37 The Great Reset Canada Really Needs, Alberta’s Cutting Government Pay, and Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices
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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 Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP government is trying to do something government rarely does: cut its own pay. Franco talks about the challenge with our Federal Director, Aaron Wudrick.

Link: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-government-asks-civil-servants-to-take-four-per-cent-pay-cut

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/15/jacinda-ardern-and-ministers-take-20-pay-cut-in-solidarity-with-those-hit-by-covid-19

https://www.secondstreet.org/2020/08/26/the-last-government-pay-cut/

Waste Watch – Feds Pay for Art in Empty Offices

The CRTC spent close to $9,000 on art for its Gatineau headquarters, even though most of the staff had been sent to work from home. Our investigative reporter James Wood talks about the odd purchase with B.C. Director Kris Sims.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/broadcasting-regulator-paid-nearly-9,000-to-hang-art-in-empty-office?id=18750

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