News at the Top – Canada’s Debt Level on the Rise
Canada got hit with a credit rating downgrade and we’re taking a look at the impact massive levels of government debt in the past.
Link to the Debt Clock: https://www.debtclock.ca/
Deep Dive – Bureaucrat Salaries Need to Shrink 7:10
Federal bureaucrats have never taken a pay cut. Now we have the biggest deficit in history. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick talks about the cost and next steps.
Waste Watch – Taxpayers Pay for Rock Star Photos and Sex Toy Exhibit 17:21
The federal government spent thousands on a sex toy art show in Germany and a Bryan Adams photography show. Aaron Wudrick talks about the spending.
Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/abolish-the-mission-cultural-fund
Link to TV Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGRQTy1kpMo
Link to Original Mission Cultural Fund Story: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/global-affairs-defensive-as-cultural-fund-confirmed-to-be-overbudget,-burning-through-millions
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News at the Top – Liberals Flip Table Over We Charity Scandal Liberal MPs are shutting down committee meetings and filibustering to keep hundreds pages of blacked-out documents about the WE Charity scandal secret. Federal Director Aaron Wudrick breaks down some of the chaos. Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/7402932/liberals-we-charity-scandal-2/ Deep Dive – Federal Greens Raise Destructive Death Taxes 6:51 The Green Party recently raised their proposal for a death tax in Parliament. Fun fact: It’s an idea so terrible that even Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau eliminated it when he was in office. Other countries are ditching it too. Links: https://ottawasun.com/news/national/inheritance-tax-can-address-income-inequality-says-liberal-mp https://www.investmentexecutive.com/newspaper_/news-newspaper/facing-deficit-grits-may-target-wealthy/ Waste Watch – Quebec Bills Taxpayers to Lobby Itself 18:56 The Quebec government gave $30,000 to a lobby group to produce a study to lobby the government. It’s bad enough when governments raise taxes. It’s even worse when the government makes taxpayers pay for lobbyists to tell the government to raise taxes. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard has the full story. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ministry-of-transportation-pays-30,000-to-lobby-ministry-of-transportation-for-new-and-higher-taxes?id=18659 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. ...
Please tell us what you think of the Canadian Taxpayers Podcast with this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PodCast_Aug20 News at the Top – CERB Hurting Back-To-Work Efforts The federal government is extending the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, which is leaving businesses in the lurch when it comes to labour. Link to Generation Screwed: http://www.generationscrewed.ca/ Link: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/corbella-new-ei-program-a-disaster-for-canada-and-our-youth Link to the Debt Clock: https://www.debtclock.ca/ Deep Dive – Morneau Jumps Ship 7:52 Bill Morneau is no longer Canada’s finance minister, and we’re taking the long view on the now-former minister’s legacy for taxpayers. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/trudeau-spent-the-rainy-day-fund-while-the-sun-was-still-shining?id= Waste Watch – Negotiation Bills Get Crazy 17:09 The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has learned that the Ontario government spent nearly a million dollars on meals and hotels during negotiations with education unions. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/ontario-government-spent-nearly-1-million-on-hospitality-expenses-during-negotiations-with-education-unions?id=18552 Sign the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-being-bullied-by-teachers--union-bosses Like this show? Subscribe and give us 5-stars! ...
You get inflation, central bankers get bonuses The Bank of Canada gave its employees $45 million in bonuses and pay raises in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic while inflation soared. The Bank of Canada is supposed to keep inflation around two per cent. If you’ve been to the grocery store in the past year you know they failed. So why did they give themselves bonuses? READ NEWS ARTICLES HERE: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/terrazzano-bank-of-canada-doesnt-deserve-its-bonuses-and-pay-raises/wcm/e1e09f1b-4f7d-4ce3-a288-13c9bb0838bb/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0eGUeJhBsJegvgjOX2RiG7a8YC7FHsJt8ZfRv8KpycLJrd5iwRGMaeC0c https://financialpost.com/opinion/franco-terrazzano-governments-have-created-the-perfect-inflation-storm https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/terrazzano-deficit-spending-and-inflation-tax-drive-up-cost-of-living Nova Scotia’s premier takes a pay cut Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston’s salary was cut by $11,246 while MLAs froze their salaries. Members of Parliament in Ottawa need to follow Houston’s lead and stop giving themselves pay raises. READ OUR REPORT HERE:https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/houston-shows-leadership-by-cutting-his-own-salary Charlottetown council billing taxpayers for boozy dinner Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown and fellow councillors expensed $1,800 on a boozy steakdinner that included four bottles of wine, 11 beers, 20 ounces of liquor and three cocktails. We also caught councillors double dipping on their expenses. READ OUR REPORT HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/documents-show-charlottetown-employee’s-high-spending-on-meals-and-luxury-hotels ...