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This podcast is for Canadians who want lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government. We go beyond the politics to push for policies that shrink tax bills. We break exclusive news stories about government waste that aren’t covered by the media. And we enforce accountability and transparency for politicians in every political party. Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at taxpayer.com.

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This podcast is for Canadians who want lower taxes, less waste and more accountable government. We go beyond the politics to push for policies that shrink tax bills. We break exclusive news stories about government waste that aren’t covered by the media. And we enforce accountability and transparency for politicians in every political party. Join the Canadian Taxpayers Federation at taxpayer.com.

    #64 O’Toole Breaks Carbon Tax Promise, Budget a Debt-Fueled Spending Binge, Bills Pile Up After Cancelled Barbados Trip

    #64 O’Toole Breaks Carbon Tax Promise, Budget a Debt-Fueled Spending Binge, Bills Pile Up After Cancelled Barbados Trip

    News at the Top – O’Toole Breaks Carbon Tax Promise
    Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole has announced his own federal carbon tax.
    This is the same Erin O’Toole that when running for leader of the CPC, signed the Canadian Taxpayers Federation pledge to scrap the Trudeau carbon tax and not impose a national carbon tax of his own.
    If he goes through with this carbon tax, he will be breaking a huge promise he made to millions of Canadians.
    LINKS: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-slams-cpc-leader-erin-o%E2%80%99toole-for-announcing-his-own-carbon-tax
    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinion-with-green-otoole-bucks-the-conservatives-have-embraced-taxes?fbclid=IwAR3HTcmbi1cpPSkAH7l11cYUFQprQoariBf2YkDuEAYNVh-ArZVJtvq3xf8
    SIGN the PETITION: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/stop-trudeau-s-second-carbon-tax
    Deep Dive – Budget Spends Billions
    We knew there was going to be a huge deficit, we knew there was going to be a $1 trillion debt tab, but the budget was even worse than we thought, as the federal government plans to permanently increase spending for years to come.
    LINKS: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/federal-budget-spends-more-on-everything-with-no-plan-to-pay-for-it
    https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-federal-budget-spend-spend-more-then-spend-more-than that
    Waste Watch – Bills Pile Up After Cancelled Barbados Trip
    The federal government spent close to $140,000 for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to basically not go somewhere.
    LINK: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/federal-government-spent-close-to-140,000-on-prime-minister%E2%80%99s-cancelled-barbados-trip
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    • 28 min
    #63 Canadians Dislike Carbon Tax, Bracing for the Budget, Green Energy Boondoggles

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

    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
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    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.

    • 31 min
    #62 Nova Scotia’s Balanced Budget Plan, April Tax Hikes, Health Canada Pays for Tweets

    #62 Nova Scotia’s Balanced Budget Plan, April Tax Hikes, Health Canada Pays for Tweets

    News at the Top – Nova Scotia’s Balanced Budget Plan
    Nova Scotia taxpayers have something to celebrate: their government expects to actually get rid of its deficit within – get this – the next four years.
    Our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard breaks down the good news for Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano.
    LINKS: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-praises-nova-scotia-for-plan-to-balance-budget,-no-tax-increases
    https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/nova-scotia-liberals-to-table-first-deficit-budget-in-six-years-because-of-covid-19-1.5361611
    Deep Dive – April Tax Hikes
    April Fools' Day is often a fun day, but April 1 also tends to be a particularly bad news day for taxpayers.
    Our B.C. Director Kris Sims and our Federal Director Aaron Wudrick have a rundown of the tax hits coming in 2021.
    Links: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/the-joke-is-on-taxpayers-this-april-fools%E2%80%99-day
    Waste Watch – Health Canada Pays for Tweets
    Health Canada is using our hard-earned tax dollars to hire social media influencers, despite the fact that previous attempts to leverage social media influencers were total flops.
    Our Prairie Director Todd MacKay and Interim Ontario Director Jay Goldberg have the full story.
    Link: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-CX-027-79877
    https://tnc.news/2019/06/25/elections-canada-paid-biased-social-media-influencers-325k-before-scrapping-project/
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/teddys-awards-yukon-government-1.5488880
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    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.

    • 22 min
    #61 INTERVIEW – Danielle Smith, on the Future of the Press

    #61 INTERVIEW – Danielle Smith, on the Future of the Press

    We've got a new interview for you. Danielle Smith is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and served as leader of the Wildrose Party from 2009 to 2014, and the host of an Alberta-wide talk radio show on 770 CHQR Calgary.
    In January, she walked away from that radio show, and she has a message for the media about accountability. Since accountability is a huge part of what we do at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, our Prairie Director Todd MacKay called Smith for an interview.
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    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.

    • 32 min
    #60 Huge Win for Alberta Taxpayers, Carbon Tax Fight Continues, Home Equity Tax?

    #60 Huge Win for Alberta Taxpayers, Carbon Tax Fight Continues, Home Equity Tax?

    News at the Top – Huge Win for Alberta Taxpayers
    The Alberta government is introducing recall and citizens’ initiative, which has been a major goal of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and our supporters for years.
    Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano breaks it down for B.C. Director Kris Sims.
    LINKS: https://globalnews.ca/news/7698083/alberta-recall-legislation-bill-52/
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/proposed-law-could-see-alberta-voters-petition-governments-for-changes-1.5952191
    Deep Dive – Carbon Tax Fight Continues
    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the federal government can impose a carbon tax across the country.
    But the CTF is definitely not giving up the fight. We’ve always said we’d use every tool at our disposal to fight the federal carbon tax and joining in constitutional challenges was just one tool.
    Links: https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/estimated-impacts-of-a-170-carbon-tax-in-canada
    https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/taxpayers-federation-reacts-to-supreme-court-ruling-on-federal-carbon-tax
    Waste Watch – Home Equity Tax?
    In the summer, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said they were not funding a study of a home equity tax. We have exclusive documents that show they weren’t telling the whole story.
    Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/cmhc-spent-250,000-on-home-tax-study,-despite-denials
    SIGN the PETITION to STOP A HOME EQUITY TAX: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/no-home-equity-tax
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    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.

    • 25 min
    #59 Trudeau Sets No-Budget Record, Lockdowns Postpone Surgeries, Canadians Billed to Study Abandoned Barn

    #59 Trudeau Sets No-Budget Record, Lockdowns Postpone Surgeries, Canadians Billed to Study Abandoned Barn

    News at the Top – Trudeau Sets No-Budget Record
    Even though the federal budget has been announced for Apr. 19, the Trudeau government has officially gone more than two full years without producing one. Even back in World War II, there wasn’t a gap this long.
    Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano and British Columbia Director Kris Sims break down the bizarre problem.
    LINK: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-to-table-2021-budget-on-april-19-freeland-1.5358953
    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/carson-jerema-trudeau-liberals-mock-parliament-with-budget-delay
    Deep Dive – Lockdowns Postpone Surgeries
    We all know the direct health implications from COVID-19. We know that government lockdowns have hurt workers and businesses.
    On top of those painful impacts, more than 350,000 surgeries and consultation across the country have been postponed during the pandemic, according to a new report released by the think tank SecondStreet.org.  
    Our Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano and our Quebec Director Renaud Brossard are up to talk about the problem.
    Links: https://www.secondstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Policy-Brief-Closer-look-at-postponed-surgeries.pdf
    https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-look-beyond-u-s-for-examples-of-private-health-care
    Waste Watch – Canadians Billed to Study Abandoned Barn
    Taxpayers have been billed tens of thousands of dollars just to study a mouldy, poop-filled, collapsing barn, used for storage at the prime ministerial cottage property on Harrington Lake.
    Our investigative journalist James Wood has the exclusive story, and explains it to our B.C. Director Kris Sims.
    Link: https://www.taxpayer.com/newsroom/over-40,000-spent-to-study-abandoned,-mouldy-harrington-lake-barn
    SIGN the PETITION to SELL HARRINGTON LAKE: https://www.taxpayer.com/petitions/sell-harrington-lake-luxury-cottage
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    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.

    • 26 min

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