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Canada among highest health-care spenders yet ranks near bottom on number of doctors, hospital beds

Canada among highest health-care spenders yet ranks near bottom on number of doctors, hospital beds and wait times
VANCOUVER—Despite spending more on health care than the majority of developed countries with universal coverage, Canada has a relatively short supply of doctors and hospital beds—and the longest wait times, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Full Story

CTF calls on Trudeau government to change former governors general expense policy

CTF calls on Trudeau government to change former governors general expense policy to match provincial lieutenant governors
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has confirmed that provincial lieutenant governors do not receive expense accounts after leaving office and today called on the Trudeau government to change the policy that allows former governors general to bill taxpayers for millions of dollars in expenses indefinitely.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - Full Story

Settling First Nation grievances could cost Ottawa almost $6 billion over next five years

Settling First Nation grievances could cost Ottawa almost $6 billion over next five years
CALGARY—The cost to compensate Indigenous people for perceived past injustices could hit $5.7 billion over the next five years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Full Story

Stats Can wants your personal financial data | Lisa Raitt

Stats Can wants your personal financial data
Justin Trudeau is trying to access the financial data of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge or consent. This is a disturbing and unprecedented intrusion into the private lives of individual Canadians.

By News on the Net -- Lisa Raitt MP Milton- Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Full Story

Governors general shouldn’t be billing taxpayers after they’ve left office

Governors general shouldn't be billing taxpayers after they've left office

Have you ever had a job that comes with a generous expense account? How about one where you get to keep your expense account even after you leave the job?

If this sounds too good to be true, you haven’t heard about the great deal Canada’s governors general have been getting for the last forty years.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Monday, November 5, 2018 - Full Story

USMCA lost opportunity to actually implement freer trade between Canada and U.S.

USMCA lost opportunity to actually implement freer trade between Canada and U.S.VANCOUVER—The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)—NAFTA’s recently-negotiated replacement—represents a missed opportunity to create freer trade across North America, according to a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation reacts to passage of Cap and Trade Cancelation Act

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Full Story

CTF calls on Trudeau government to halt expense payments to former governors general

CTF calls on Trudeau government to halt expense payments to former governors general
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today called on the Trudeau government to immediately end the outrageous government program that allows former governors general to bill taxpayers for millions of dollars in expenses indefinitely after they have left office.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation budget submission supports Hydro investigation and calls for spending freeze

Keeyask Generation Station
WINNIPEG, MB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is supporting the Manitoba government’s decision to review Hydro’s finances and calling for a spending freeze in its pre-budget submission. The full CTF submission is available at this LINK.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF Prairie Director- Sunday, October 28, 2018 - Full Story

Government employees in Ontario paid 10.6 per cent higher wages than comparable private-sector worke

Government employees in Ontario paid 10.6 per cent higher wages than comparable private-sector workers
TORONTO—Government employees in Ontario received 10.6 per cent higher wages on average than comparable workers in the private sector last year, and enjoyed much more generous non-wage benefits, too, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation slams Trudeau’s plan to impose carbon tax on Ontario

Canadian Taxpayers Federation slams Trudeau's plan to impose carbon tax on Ontario
TORONTO, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Ontario Director Christine Van Geyn released the following statement in response to the announcement this morning that Prime Minister Trudeau would be imposing a federal carbon tax on Ontarians:

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Full Story

Toronto’s Municipal Election Another Big Yawn

Toronto’s Municipal Election Another Big Yawn
Yesterday’s Toronto election was like most municipal elections, a big yawn, in the one level of government where voters rarely, if ever, manage to overturn the apple cart of the status quo.

Municipal elections are dogged by voter apathy, and have been for decades, the main reason why incumbents of the most useless kind continue to be re-elected every few years.

By Judi McLeod -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Full Story

Andrew Scheer pushes Justin Trudeau to explain why he is helping Jihadi Jack

Andrew Scheer pushes Justin Trudeau to explain why he is helping Jihadi Jack

By News on the Net - Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation supports review of Hydro debacles

Canadian Taxpayers Federation supports review of Hydro debacles
REGINA, SK: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is applauding Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister for launching a review of multi-billion-dollar debacles at Manitoba Hydro.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF Prairie Director- Friday, October 19, 2018 - Full Story

Affordable beer is great - but what’s next?

Affordable beer is great - but what's next?
Premier Doug Ford’s announcement that he was cancelling a scheduled tax increase on beer is good news.

The cancelled tax increase would have hiked the tax on beer by three cents a litre, and would have been the fourth provincial tax increase on beer in as many years, and the fourteenth beer tax increase in Ontario since 2004. These tax increases are all in addition to the federal tax on beer, which now increases automatically every year, and has been dubbed the “escalator tax” by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Friday, October 19, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation responds to Financial Accountability Office report on cap and trade carbon tax

Taxpayers Federation responds to Financial Accountability Office report on cap and trade carbon tax
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is pleased with news from the Ontario Financial Accountability Office that the Ford government’s plan to cancel cap-and-trade will result in tax savings of $3 billion over the next four fiscal years.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Full Story

Fed.government risks ignoring existing provincial drug insurance plans in push for national program

Provincial Drug Coverage for Vulnerable Canadians
VANCOUVER—Despite widespread misperceptions, every province already provides prescription drug coverage to help Canadians—particularly seniors and lower-income Canadians—pay for pharmaceuticals, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivers scissors to Morneau to help him cut spending

Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivers scissors to Morneau to help him cut spending
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) delivered a pair of oversized scissors to Finance Canada today to encourage Finance Minister Bill Morneau to start cutting spending.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Monday, October 15, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation raises a glass for cancelled beer tax increase

Taxpayers Federation raises a glass for cancelled beer tax increase
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is celebrating news that the provincial government is cancelling a scheduled beer tax increase that was set to take effect November 1.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Christine Van Geyn- Friday, October 12, 2018 - Full Story

Recent growth rate of capital investment in the U.S. more than double Canada’s

Capital Investment in Canada: An International Comparison
VANCOUVER—Canada’s anemic growth rate of capital investment—which has slowed to a 40-year low—has lagged behind growth rates in the United States and other developed countries in recent years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Full Story

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