News at the Top – Alberta Rolling Out Recall Legislation
After a wave of bad press for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney over travelling MLAs and government staff, recall legislation is back on the table. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano tells Todd MacKay about the proposition.
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Deep Dive – Magic Carbon Tax Math
Franco stays on to speak with Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton, about a new report from the federal government that undermines the line Ottawa’s key carbon tax line: that it would put more money back in our pockets.
Turns out, it wasn’t even close.
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Waste Watch – Montreal Pays for Snow
The average person would think Montreal gets more than enough snow without their local government blowing taxpayers money on snowmaking equipment. Yet that’s exactly what the city did over the holidays. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks it down for Todd.
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News at the Top – CERB’s Unintended Consequences Some governments are paying people to stay home while other governments pay them to go back to work and taxpayers are paying for all of it because Ottawa rubber stamped the extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/pallister-employment-initiative-1.5623580 Deep Dive – Bombardier Back at the Public Trough 5:38 Bombardier and Mozambique have something in common and taxpayers should know about it before governments dump more money into the aerospace multinational. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/no-special-bailout-for-bombardier Waste Watch – Health Bureaucrats Book Conference After Lockdown 15:27 The Public Health Agency of Canada spent more than $300,000 to book convention space in Ottawa at the same time they were issuing pandemic restrictions. The deposit, of course, was non-refundable. Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/public-health-paid-300g-to-host-convention-during-covid-19-pandemic 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. ...
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 ...
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 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. ...