#18 Feds Spend Thousands on Harrington Lake Vanities, We Win on Judges’ Pay, and Political Parties Head to the Trough, Again

Episode 22 August 17, 2020 00:27:26
#18 Feds Spend Thousands on Harrington Lake Vanities, We Win on Judges’ Pay, and Political Parties Head to the Trough, Again
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#18 Feds Spend Thousands on Harrington Lake Vanities, We Win on Judges’ Pay, and Political Parties Head to the Trough, Again
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Show Notes

News at the Top – Feds Spend Thousands on Harrington Lake Vanities  

We have more exclusive information on the ridiculous spending on the prime minister’s cottage. The project, which is heading north of $10 million in cost, includes nearly $10,500 for a garden plan and thousands for pictures of a new farmhouse.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/prime-minister%E2%80%99s-cottage-reno-includes-thousands-for-window-mock-ups,-planting-plans-and-photography?id=18553

Deep Dive – We Win on Judges’ Pay 6:40

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation won an important victory at the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled politicians are ultimately responsible for spending taxpayers’ money, including spending on salaries for judges. Our legal eagle and federal director Aaron Wudrick talks about the case.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-applauds-supreme-court-decision-on-judges-pay

Waste Watch – Political Parties Head to the Trough, Again 21:20

Political parties in Canada have been quietly reaching into our back pockets and taking more tax dollars than they normally do. This time, they’re taking money meant for Canadians who are struggling with the pandemic shutdown. Our Alberta director Franco Terrazzano is here to talk about it.

Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/political-parties-shouldn-t-be-taking-the-wage-subsidy?id=18427

Emails for political leaders:

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau: [email protected]
 
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer: [email protected]
 
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh: [email protected]

Green Leader Elizabeth May: [email protected]

You can also sign our PETITION and please share it with your contacts. 

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