#70 Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks, Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes, Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour

Episode 74 May 26, 2021 00:24:14
#70 Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks, Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes, Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#70 Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks, Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes, Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour

May 26 2021 | 00:24:14

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Show Notes

News at the Top – Montreal and Toronto Bet Billions on Parks

Canada’s two biggest cities appear to be trying to outcompete each other by building ultra-expensive parks, at our expense.

LINKS: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/parc-jean-drapeau-montreal-plan-parking-1.5987515

https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/tory-needs-to-end-his-3.8-billion-vanity-project-pipedream

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

Deep Dive – Canadians Dinged on Gas Taxes

For Gas Tax Honesty Day, we did the math: when you include the up to six taxes Canadians pay on gasoline, it comes out to about an eye-popping 47 cents per litre.

LINK: http://www.taxpayer.com/media/CTF%20-%20GTHD%202021%20Report%20-V5%20-%20May%2018,%202021.pdf

Waste Watch – Feds Subsidize Margaret Atwood Book Tour

Right before COVID-19 kicked off in Canada, the folks at Global Affairs thought it would be a good idea to give a nearly $10,000 boost to Margaret Atwood’s Australian book tour. We asked them why.

LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/margaret-atwood%E2%80%99s-australian-tour-cost-taxpayers-almost-10,000

SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/abolish-the-mission-cultural-fund

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