News at the Top – Stadium Deals are Bad Deals
The City of Calgary has decided to hit pause on a massive arena deal before sending the Calgary Flames another truckload of taxpayers’ cash. It needs to cancel it because stadium deals are bad deals for taxpayers.
Deep Dive – Guaranteed Income Bill
Liberal and NDP policy conventions endorsed the idea of a guaranteed annual income, but the politicians pushing the idea tend to forget about the bill for taxpayers.
Waste Watch – CMHC Spent Over $900,000 on Name Change
CMHC spent $924,614 on a purely cosmetic rebranding project, and didn’t tell MPs the full story about the project when first asked at committee.
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EPISODE TWO: Big Border Taxes on Medical Masks, B.C.’s Carbon Tax Experiment, and Illegal Gambling at Seniors Centres The Canadian Taxpayers Federation catches Ottawa charging an 18 per cent tariff on crucial shipments of medical gear to fight the COVID-19 epidemic. We compare carbon tax promises to actual outcomes in British Columbia. And we blast the “anti-fun” police in Toronto for wasting taxpayers’ time interfering with a seniors’ card game. TAKE ACTION: Want to help? Take action and help us fight for lower taxes, less waste and accountable governments. Canadians can’t afford higher taxes – support the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s court fight against the carbon tax: https://www.taxpayer.com/campaigns/No%20Carbon%20Taxes! Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at Taxpayer.com and share this podcast. News at the Top – Feds charging border fees for PPE, importers facing hurdles The federal government has put a barrier in the way of crucial medical gear imports from overseas in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, and the mayor of Langford talked to us about the problems that has caused his community. Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/masks-to-fight-covid-19-hit-with-18-per-cent-tariff?id=18343 Guide from Health Canada for importers: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/compliance-enforcement/covid19-interim-order-drugs-medical-devices-special-foods/note.html List of approved companies/gear: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/compliance-enforcement/covid19-interim-order-drugs-medical-devices-special-foods/medical-device-exceptional-import/list.html Guide from CBSA: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-12-eng.html Deep Dive – West Coast Carbon Tax Flip Flops 7:15 The carbon tax has been a centrepiece of the Trudeau government since they came to power back in 2015. However, British Columbia’s provincial government had brought in a carbon tax years earlier, promising it would be “revenue-neutral”. That didn’t last very long, and doesn’t appear to have worked Our B.C. director Kris Sims tells us all about it. Links: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/sims-the-carbon-tax-is-leaving-b-c-cold/wcm/75e8395b-e9b3-4cda-ab98-6be331c3ae7a/ https://sierraclub.bc.ca/bcs-greenhouse-gas-emissions-risen-four-of-last-five-years/ Waste Watch – Euchregate, Or How to Lose Money and Alienate Seniors 21:40 Bureaucrats at Toronto City Hall decided to go ...
News at the Top – University Bailouts Ontario’s Laurentian University came out and said it was about to become insolvent. Now, the province is considering a bailout. And that’s not the only university with big bills. LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/laurentian-no-bailout-1.6012245 Deep Dive – Internet Censorship Legislation The federal government’s Bill C-10 would impose new regulations on things we post online. And that could threaten Canadians’ right to hold governments accountable. LINK: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/charter-statement-bill-c10-1.6020833 SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-ottawa-from-censoring-online-government-accountability Waste Watch – Doug Ford Goes Hollywood North Ontario taxpayers will have the rare opportunity to see their provincial government waste half a million dollars of their money in just two hours, as Doug Ford gets set to hand over $500,000 to make a crime movie in North Bay. LINK: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000031/ontario-supports-north-bay-area-businesses 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. ...