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By News on the Net - Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Full Story

Ontario comptroller goes down with her failed accounting methods

Ontario comptroller goes down with her failed accounting methodsA blow up between a senior bureaucrat and a government can be serious, but the resignation of Ontario comptroller Cindy Veinot goes deeper. Veinot isn’t merely at odds with the finance minister, she’s at odds with the auditor general and many others over the previous government’s accounting standards. When voters gave the new provincial government a mandate to clean up Ontario’s financial mess, Veinot’s departure was inevitable.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Friday, December 14, 2018 - Full Story

Lessons from the U.K., New Zealand, Australia indicate that government-run pharmacare limits access

Lessons from the U.K., New Zealand and Australia indicate that government-run pharmacare limits access to new drugs, discourages innovation
VANCOUVER—As Canadian policymakers grapple with a potential national pharmacare program, we should learn from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand where publicly-funded pharmacare schemes have resulted in reduced access to new drugs for patients, drug shortages, higher taxes and less pharmaceutical innovation, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, December 13, 2018 - Full Story

Was Sun columnist paid off for pro-Trudeau opinion piece?

Trudeau opinion piece?
It’s no secret Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come under heavy criticism lately. His popularity began to tank when he went on his disastrous trip to India and, with his constant wardrobe changes, showed the entire world what a fool he is.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Full Story

Auditor General’s Naughty List is Ford’s To-Do List

Auditor General's Naughty List is Ford's To-Do List
The auditor general just gave the premier a thoughtful Christmas gift: a 1,000-page to-do list.

For the past few years, the Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report has been more like a gift for the opposition and a lump of coal for the government.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Friday, December 7, 2018 - Full Story

The Shocking Conditions in Canada’s ‘Third World’

The Shocking Conditions in Canada’s 'Third World’
Until its destruction by fire last July, this packing case was home for five Inuit in Iqaluit, capital of Canada’s Nunavut territory. (Photo—Courtney Edgar)

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s father was PM, it was said in western Canada that he yearned to be the supreme head of an undeveloped country—like his friends Fidel Castro of Cuba and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. So he set about achieving that objective at home.

There are never exact comparisons, but Argentina comes close. With resources roughly equivalent to Canada’s, in 1945 that country ranked among the world’s richest. The slide gathered momentum under Juan Peron. Similarly, in 1995 The Wall Street Journal nominated Canada as an honorary member of the Third World on account of the national debt, then almost unmanageable thanks to Trudeau Senior’s profligacy. Since then, there’s been a respite, until now.

By Colin Alexander - Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian taxpayers subsidize government pensions to the tune of $22 billion a year

Canadian taxpayers subsidize government pensions to the tune of $22 billion a year
VANCOUVER—Government employees don’t pay the full cost of their defined-benefit pensions. Taxpayers provide a $22 billion annual subsidy by assuming undisclosed investment risks for which they are not compensated, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Fed. slams Toronto City Council vote to double councillor budgets and possible salary hike

Taxpayers Federation slams Toronto City Council vote to double councillor budgets and possible salary hike
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is slamming today’s vote at Toronto City Hall where councillors voted 18-8 in favour of doubling their office budgets from $241,000 to $482,000.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Full Story

Auditor General report is a “to-do” list for Premier Ford

Auditor General report is a “to-do” list for Premier Ford
TORONTO, ON:  The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the Ontario Government to take action on the recommendations contained in the 2018 Auditor General’s Annual Report.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - Full Story

Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada

Ontario’s health-care wait times no longer shortest in Canada
TORONTO—Ontario can no longer claim the shortest median wait time for medically necessary treatment in Canada, with patients in the province waiting an estimated 15.7 weeks (on average) in 2018, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - Full Story

CANADIAN ECONOMY STARTS TO SLIP: MLI’S LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATOR

CANADIAN ECONOMY STARTS TO SLIP: MLI’S LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATOR
OTTAWA, ON (December 4, 2018): After sending weak and sluggish signals for the better part of 2018, Canada’s economy has tipped into decline as the year draws to a close.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - Full Story

Will governments ever learn their lesson on corporate welfare?

Will governments ever learn their lesson on corporate welfare?
There’s an old saying about the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Never has this been more true than governments in Canada when it comes wasting your money on corporate welfare.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Monday, December 3, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation stands with Ontario as it challenges Ottawa’s carbon tax in court

Taxpayers Federation stands with Ontario as it challenges Ottawa’s carbon tax in court
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is standing with the Ontario government as it challenges the federal government’s proposed carbon tax at the Court of Appeal.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Friday, November 30, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian provinces shut out of top 10 most-attractive jurisdictions for oil and gas investment in an

Canadian provinces shut out of top 10 most-attractive jurisdictions for oil and gas investment in annual survey
CALGARY—For the first time in more than five years, no Canadian province ranked in the top 10 most-attractive jurisdictions for oil and gas investment, according to an annual global survey of petroleum-sector executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan, Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to corporate welfare handout to Maple Leaf Foods

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to corporate welfare handout to Maple Leaf Foods
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to today’s joint federal-provincial announcement of a $62.5 million taxpayer subsidy to Maple Leaf Foods:

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Full Story

82% of freshwater monitoring stations in Canada report fair to excellent quality

82% of freshwater monitoring stations in Canada report fair to excellent quality
VANCOUVER—Canada’s freshwater supply and water quality across the country is generally very good, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to news regarding General Motors’ Oshawa plant closure

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to news regarding General Motors' Oshawa plant closure
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to today’s General Motors announcement that it will be ceasing all operations at its Oshawa plant:

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Monday, November 26, 2018 - Full Story

Justin Trudeau Buying the Media in time for 2019 Election

Justin Trudeau Buying the Media in time for 2019 Election

Michelle Rempel, MP: Free speech in Canada died today. Trudeau just announced a $600M initiative to give money to “journalists” who are “trusted sources”. Criteria to be set by people appointed by Trudeau. I don’t care how you vote. If you care about free speech, you should oppose and share this.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 23, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to federal Fall Economic Statement

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to federal Fall Economic Statement
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to today’s federal Fall Economic Statement:

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story

Are we there yet? The long road to a balanced budget

The long road to a balanced budget
Ontario is starting down the long and difficult road of improving the province’s finances, and, like kids in the backseat on a family vacation, taxpayers will be demanding to know “when will we be there?”

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - Full Story


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