#63 Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax, Bracing for the Budget, Green Energy Boondoggles

Episode 67 April 14, 2021 00:31:39
#63 Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax, Bracing for the Budget, Green Energy Boondoggles
Canadian Taxpayers Podcast
#63 Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax, Bracing for the Budget, Green Energy Boondoggles
/

Show Notes

News at the Top – Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax

We don’t like the carbon tax and as it turns out, a new survey found 52 per cent of Canadians agree with us.

LINK: https://www.secondstreet.org/2021/03/29/new-poll-supreme-court-said-carbon-tax-legal-but-canadians-still-dont-want-it/

SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax

Deep Dive – Bracing for the Budget

We talk about the upcoming federal budget that’s expected to have a deficit that’s more than $350 billion, with Canada’s national debt already passing the $1 trillion mark.

Links: http://www.taxpayer.com/media/Road%20to%20recovery%20FINAL.pdf

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/heres-the-eyewatering-debt-canada-is-racking-up

Waste Watch – Green Energy Boondoggles

The federal government has admitted that most green energy projects don’t make much financial sense, and would wither on the vine without government subsidies. 

Link: https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/gunter-green-projects-make-no-sense-so-why-are-taxpayers-forced-to-subsidize-eco-fantasies

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.

Other Episodes

Episode 102

December 15, 2021 00:27:50
Episode Cover

#98 Trudeau’s Office View Gets Anti-Buyback Billboards

We put up a bunch of billboards outside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office reminding him that the gun ban and buyback he’s pushing won’t work. SIGN the PETITION:  https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-gun-ban-and-buy-back Feds Still Not Serious about Trillion-Dollar Deficit Franco Terrazzano tells Todd about Ottawa politicians ignoring the skyrocketing debt, which is projected to hit $1.2 trillion by the end of this fiscal year. READ HIS WARNING HERE: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/trudeau-needs-to-make-government-debt-a-priority Politicians Didn’t Save for a Rainy Day British Columbia has been hammered by a major natural disaster. Kris Sims tells Todd what we can learn from the devastating events, and how politicians can prepare better. READ MORE HERE: https://ottawasun.com/opinion/columnists/sims-b-c-flooding-shows-why-governments-should-save-for-rainy-days/wcm/118a3420-4695-4bae-bc36-d1b76529fbb5 Check out the CANADIAN TAXPAYERS STORE!   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. ...

Listen

Episode 58

February 25, 2021 00:43:52
Episode Cover

#54 INTERVIEW –Darryl Plecas, on Transparency and Accountability

We've got an important interview for you. Darryl Plecas is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Abbotsford South from 2013 to 2020, and served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2017 to 2020. He blew the whistle on bizarre and questionable spending by staff in the B.C. Legislative Assembly, with a series of bombshell reports sparking resignations and ongoing change in Victoria. Our B.C. Director Kris Sims spoke with him about the reports, and what changes should be made in the B.C. Legislative Assembly for full transparency. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has called for further transparency by making all employees at the legislature subject to freedom of information requests, and requiring all expenditures using taxpayers’ money to be publicly posted online. You can learn more here: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/b.c.-legislature-takes-step-towards-accountability 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. ...

Listen

Episode 49

January 12, 2021 00:27:22
Episode Cover

#45 Recall Legislation, Magic Carbon Tax Math, and Montreal Pays for Snow

News at the Top – Alberta Rolling Out Recall Legislation After a wave of bad press for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney over travelling MLAs and government staff, recall legislation is back on the table. Alberta Director Franco Terrazano tells Todd MacKay about the proposition. Link: https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-sun-soaked-vacations-show-why-albertans-need-recall-legislation SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/mla-recall-in-alberta Deep Dive – Magic Carbon Tax Math Franco stays on to speak with Ontario Director Jasmine Moulton, about a new report from the federal government that undermines the line Ottawa’s key carbon tax line: that it would put more money back in our pockets.  Turns out, it wasn’t even close. Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/carbon-tax-not-revenue-neutral-last-year?id= SIGN THE PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/scrap-the-federal-carbon-tax Waste Watch – Montreal Pays for Snow The average person would think Montreal gets more than enough snow without their local government blowing taxpayers money on snowmaking equipment. Yet that’s exactly what the city did over the holidays. Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks it down for Todd. Links: https://twitter.com/renaudbrossard/status/1344018875223068679?s=21 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. ...

Listen