#57 MP Raises, Toronto Park Boondoggle, and Doug Ford Breaks Per Vote Promise

Episode 61 March 16, 2021 00:31:24
#57 MP Raises, Toronto Park Boondoggle, and Doug Ford Breaks Per Vote Promise
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#57 MP Raises, Toronto Park Boondoggle, and Doug Ford Breaks Per Vote Promise
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Show Notes

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.

SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/mps-need-to-cut-their-own-pay

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.

Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/media/CTF_Rail_Deck_Park_Costs_Study.pdf

https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/city-hall-admits-rail-deck-park-is-99.9-per-cent-unfunded

SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-toronto%E2%80%99s-3.8-billion-floating-downtown-park

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.

Link: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-ford-and-pcs-to-take-millions-in-political-welfare-from-taxpayers

SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/political-parties-must-repay-wage-subsidies

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