Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#57 MP Raises, Toronto Park Boondoggle, and Doug Ford Breaks Per Vote Promise
News at the Top – MPs Raise Their Own Pay
Federal politicians have a pretty bad April fools joke up their sleeves. Every MP is scheduled to get an extra $3,000 going straight from taxpayers’ pockets as of Apr. 1, 2021.
Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks down the ridiculous raise with our Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano.
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Deep Dive – Toronto Park Boondoggle
Toronto Mayor John Tory wants everyone in Canada to pay for a $3.8-billion vanity park over rail lines in the city’s downtown.
Don’t live in Toronto? Doesn’t matter.
Taxpayers from coast to coast will be stuck paying for the literal pie-in-the-sky project, if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approves the mayor’s plan.
Our Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton lays out the situation for Renaud.
Waste Watch – Doug Ford Breaks Per Vote Promise
Ontario Premier Doug Ford not only broke his promise to end the province’s per-vote subsidy, he’s now extending and increasing it.
Jasmine stays on to talk about the broken promise with our B.C. Director Kris Sims, whose own province has a painful history with per-vote subsidies.
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