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19th Annual Teddy Government Waste Award Winners

  • Federal – Canada Revenue Agency for employee’s $538,000 moving expenses
  • Provincial – Ontario’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, which provides subsidies for luxury cars
  • Municipal – City of Victoria for its bungled Blue Bridge project
  • Lifetime Achievement – The Government of Ontario for its mishandling of energy policy

OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today held its 19th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Sam. The awards event took place on Parliament Hill in the Charles Lynch Press Conference Theatre.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Full Story

B.C. Court Upholds Antisemitic Hate Speech Conviction

The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Arthur Topham, who was convicted of promoting hatred against Jewish people in November, 2015.

Through his website, RadicalPress.com, Topham has called for Jews to be forcibly sterilized, claimed that Canada is “controlled by the Zionist Jew lobby,” and described Jewish places of worship as “synagogues of Satan.”

The decision of Justice G. Bruce Butler in B.C. comes as part of a long legal saga spearheaded by Harry Abrams, a B’nai Brith Canada member who first reported Topham’s antisemitic screeds to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and then later to the B.C. Hate Crimes Unit.

“I’m pleased with the court’s verdict,” Abrams said. “Calling to sterilize an entire ethnic or religious group is not free speech – it’s a crime in Canada, and rightfully so.”

By B’nai Brith - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - Full Story

Note to the CPC leadership candidates: It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

“It’s the economy, stupid!” The slogan, a variation of “the economy, stupid” coined by Democratic strategist political strategist James Carville worked well during the 1992 presidential election campaign. It helped Bill Clinton defeat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seen as out of touch with the problems of ordinary people. In the early 1990s, the United States was hit with a mild recession and the economy was instrumental in making Bush Senior a one-term president.

There is no doubt that Canada’s present economy is in bad shape thanks to the free-wheeling spending of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau campaigned on the promise of balancing the books by 2018 and running a surplus the following year. Earlier this year, Trudeau’s own finance department revealed the budget will not be balanced until the early 2050s. Apparently budgets do not balance themselves as Trudeau once claimed. Many of us Canadians will never live to see another budget even being close to being balanced.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Full Story

Trudeau Gives Preference to Islam over all other Religions in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and his Liberal government have just committed a major political blunder which in the long term will hurt Trudeau and his Liberal party in their re-election efforts.

Trudeau and his Liberals have started a process of developing, issuing and then passing a law which will give preferential treatment to Islam and all followers and adherents of Islam in Canada over all other Canadian religious groups, including Canadian Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs, just to name a few of the major religious faiths practiced in Canada.

By Mitch Wolfe - Monday, February 20, 2017 - Full Story

SIGN OUR PETITION: Canada Must Enforce Its Existing Hate Crime Laws

Dear Friends,

The time has come for Canada to finally get serious about addressing antisemitism and hatred against its Jewish community.

Over the last few years, several clear instances of antisemitic hate crimes have occurred throughout the country, though appropriate charges were never laid. B’nai Brith Canada has been diligent in reporting these hate crimes and demanding that the perpetrators be brought to justice. However, lawmakers have been silent when it comes to prosecuting these promoters of hatred and antisemitism.

By B’nai Brith - Friday, February 17, 2017 - Full Story

Canadian Charged with Incitement in Germany after B’nai Brith Complaint

German-Canadian Holocaust denier Alfred Schaefer has been charged with criminal incitement in Germany, after B’nai Brith Canada reported his activities to German officials.

Schaefer is the brother of disgraced former Green Party of Canada candidate Monika Schaefer, who was denounced by the party after B’nai Brith exposed her Holocaust denial video in June, 2016.

Alfred Schaefer is himself a regular creator of antisemitic YouTube videos, in which he glorifies Adolf Hitler, describes Jewish people as “parasites,” and accuses them of conspiring to eliminate “the European race.” Schaefer most recently addressed a neo-Nazi rally held in the German city of Dresden, and is also linked to suspended University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall, a promoter of anti-Israel conspiracy theories.

By B’nai Brith - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Full Story

Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau in the Supreme Court of Canada

Today, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau filed his response in the Supreme Court of Canada to the New Brunswick government’s Application for Leave to appeal his case. Mr. Comeau received national attention when provincial court Judge Ronald LeBlanc threw out a $293 fine against him and held that New Brunswick’s restrictions on possessing alcohol purchased in another province were unconstitutional.

By Canadian Constitution Foundation - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Full Story

Nanos Poll Shows Ontarians Oppose Both Wynne and Brown on Carbon Taxes

TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) commissioned an Ontario-wide poll with Nanos Research and is today releasing the results. The Nanos poll of 500 Ontarians, conducted from February 3rd-7th found that across Ontario, over 50.5 per cent of those polled “oppose” cap and trade, and 10 per cent are “somewhat opposed,” for an overall opposition of 60.5 per cent. In contrast, 21.1 per cent “support” and 14.7 “somewhat support” cap and trade, for an overall support of 35.8 per cent.

The results also found that 67.7 per cent of Ontarians believe cap and trade will cost them more than the government’s claim of $13 per month.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Full Story

The Terror Filled Face of Palestine

When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke with President Trump at the White House press conference on February 15 he spoke about the inadmissibility of forcing Israel to live alongside a terrorist state of Palestine as the result of a global effort to establish a Palestinian state.

Ignored by people advocating a two-state solution is the clear and present danger of Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank and the terror face of the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority.

By Barry Shaw - Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Full Story

The new face of Hamas. Even worse than the old one

What is ignored by people advocating a two-state solution is the clear and present danger of Hamas in the West Bank.

It is an inconvenient truth for international diplomats pressuring Israel to withdraw from the West Bank that Hamas has a growing presence there.

Evidence of that has been seen at Bir Zeit University where Hamas-affiliated students overwhelmingly won the student body election in February 2017.

By Barry Shaw - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Full Story
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