As we head into the third year of revolving government lockdowns, Canadians have every right to be furious. But we shouldn’t let politicians divide us. And we shouldn’t be duped into believing that we are going to tax our way out of a pandemic. […]
Another year and another New Year’s dominated by COVID-19. Restrictions on hockey games, travel and even community gatherings lead the news. While our attention is turned to that, politicians are nickel and diming us with higher taxes. […]
Sometimes it’s what people don’t say that reveals the most. And the federal government’s failure to mention the deficit or debt in the Throne Speech is all too revealing for taxpayers worried about the erosion of Canada’s national finances. […]
Budget 2021 blew the roof off spending restraint, leaving taxpayers with a simple question: businesses and families have found ways to save money during the pandemic and downturn, so why is the Alberta government the only place that can’t find savings? […]
Premier Jason Kenney announced on Twitter Tuesday that the UCPs 2021-2022 provincial budget will be released Feb. 25. In his Tweet, Kenney said the budget will focus “on protecting the lives and livelihoods of Albertans.” […]
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has launched its Fight Equalization campaign to oppose equalization in the provincial referendum, scheduled for Oct. 18, 2021. Premier Jason Kenney has promised a referendum as part of the fall municipal elections following recommendations from his Fair Deal Panel. […]
The Canadian Tax Payers Federation announced Wednesday that documents it has obtained, through a freedom of information request, indicate that more than 7,300 Alberta government employees received pay raises in 2020. […]
Today [Oct. 13] the Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered more than 13,800 petition signatures to the minister of municipal affairs from Albertans who want their municipal governments to cut wasteful spending and taxes. […]
Alberta’s finances are a mess. By the end of the year, Alberta will have the largest deficit in the province’s history coupled with a $100-billion debt tab. Almost like clockwork, some academics are recommending a provincial sales tax to pull the government out of its sea of red ink. […]
We hear councillors offer nice platitudes about understanding the hardships Albertans are going through, but actions speak louder than words. And the recent push for new tax powers shows that big city councillors and mayors are divorced from the reality facing Alberta.
The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (CTF) may be an organization that some of us roll our eyes at from time to time with their many calls for accountability and low taxes. Still, they’re often correct, and their thoughts about the UCP taking the federal wage subsidy is entirely right.