#42 Debt Clock Officially Broken, Our Naughty and Nice List, and Quebec Subsidized Porn

Episode 46 December 24, 2020 00:23:22
#42 Debt Clock Officially Broken, Our Naughty and Nice List, and Quebec Subsidized Porn
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#42 Debt Clock Officially Broken, Our Naughty and Nice List, and Quebec Subsidized Porn
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News at the Top – Debt Clock Officially Broken 

The CTF needs a new Debt Clock after federal debt officially surpassed a trillion. Our Aaron Wudrick talks to Todd MacKay about showcasing that debt on Parliament Hill.

Link: https://www.blacklocks.ca/need-a-13-digit-debt-clock/

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Deep Dive – Our Naughty and Nice List

We’re releasing a Naughty and Nice List, full of politicians that either get caught dipping their hands in the taxpayer-cookie jar or have done good work for taxpayers. Kris Sims and Franco Terrazano break it all down for us.

Link:  http://www.taxpayer.com/media/2020-CTF-Naughty-Nice-List.pdf

Waste Watch – Quebec Subsidized Porn

Quebec taxpayers found out that they have been subsidizing pornographic giant Mindgeek, owner of Pornhub, to the tune of nearly $200,000 over the last decade. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard tells the story.

Links: https://www.journaldequebec.com/2020/12/21/quebec-a-verse-100000--a-un-site-de-pornographie

https://www.journaldequebec.com/2020/12/21/les-impots-des-quebecois-ne-doivent-pas-financer-la-porno-dit-christine-st-pierre  

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