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Ottawa’s $5.7 billion in ‘specific claim’ settlements fails to improve First Natio

Ottawa’s $5.7 billion in ‘specific claim’ settlements fails to improve First Nations living standard
CALGARY—The federal government has paid nearly $6 billion over the past four decades to hundreds of First Nations in Canada to settle “specific claims” linked to historical treaties, but there has been no corresponding increase in living standards among those recipient First Nations, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Full Story

91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario don’t live in low-income families

91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario don’t live in low-income families
TORONTO—Despite misperceptions and false claims, raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Ontario because the vast majority of minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - Full Story

Doug Ford keeping carbon-tax promise to Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Doug Ford keeping carbon-tax promise to Canadian Taxpayers Federation
TORONTO, ON: Today Premier-designate Doug Ford announced he is keeping his promise to taxpayers by making the first act of his new cabinet to cancel cap-and-trade and challenging the federal carbon tax.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Friday, June 15, 2018 - Full Story

Toronto Mayor Praises De Niro for ‘F**K Trump’ Rant

Toronto Mayor Praises De Niro for ‘F**K Trump’ Rant
Actor Robert De Niro was in Toronto Monday in front of what will become his Nobu Restaurant, Hotel and Residences in the city’s trendy Entertainment District. De Niro’s visit comes one day after the actor’s rant at the Tony Awards where he said, “First I want to say, F**k Trump. It’s no longer ‘down with Trump, it’s f**k Trump.’”

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, June 15, 2018 - Full Story

Doug Ford’s 1st Move Must Be To Kill Wynne’s Carbon Tax

Doug Ford's 1st Move Must Be To Kill Wynne's Carbon Tax
“I’ll put more money in your pocket.”

It’s a promise that Doug Ford made repeatedly during the campaign, and now that he is taking the reins of power, it’s a promise he needs to follow through on. Ontario has become an increasingly expensive place to live, and premier-elect Ford’s decisive victory shows that his message of saving taxpayer money is one that resonated with voters.

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

June 10 is Tax Freedom Day, when Canadians start working for themselves and not government

June 10 is Tax Freedom Day,
VANCOUVER—Canadian families celebrate Tax Freedom Day on June 10 this year, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations.

By Fraser Institute - Sunday, June 10, 2018 - Full Story

Will Canada Go Up in Smoke?

Will Canada Go Up in Smoke, Marijuana Legalization Imminent
What was supposed to be a quick sprint through the senate has turned into an obstacle course for Bill C-45 (the “Cannabis Act”). This is in no small part due to the thousands of concerned Canadians like you who have signed our petition!

By News on the Net - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Full Story

How Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath completely undermine their claims about carbon taxes

How Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath completely undermine their claims about carbon taxes
If fighting climate change is a priority for Ontario politicians, they have a funny way of showing it.

Whether the cap-and-trade carbon tax should be kept or scrapped is a key issue in the Ontario provincial election, with Andrew Horwath and Kathleen Wynne in favour of keeping it, and PC leader Doug Ford in favour of repeal.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation Christine Van Geyn, Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center- Friday, June 1, 2018 - Full Story

Federal reforms make environmental assessment process more uncertain, more political

Federal reforms make environmental assessment process more uncertain, more political
VANCOUVER—Environmental assessment has always been arbitrary and political and the federal government’s proposed changes (contained in Bill C-69) do nothing to change that, argues a new report released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.

If anything, the reforms will increase uncertainty in the project approval process.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Full Story

The Role of the Police in Andrea Horwath’s Sanctuary Province

The Role of the Police in Andrea Horwath’s Sanctuary Province
As the Ontario election campaign enters its final two weeks, the PCs are dropping in support while that of the NDP is increasing. The majority of new support for the socialists comes from Liberal voters realizing the almost certain death of their usual party of choice. Some polls predict the governing Liberals will end up losing official party status.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, May 25, 2018 - Full Story

One million Canadians waited for medical treatment in 2017, costing $1.9 billion in lost wages

Average value of time lost during the work week in 2017 for patients waiting for medically necessary treatment
VANCOUVER—Long waits for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians $1.9 billion in lost wages last year, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Full Story

Record high gas prices show need for gas tax reform

Record high gas prices show need for gas tax reform
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling for gas tax reforms in Ontario in light of record high gas prices in the province, and calling on the candidates in the provincial election to bring forward policies to ease pain at the pumps.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Friday, May 18, 2018 - Full Story

Rate of small business startups in Canada down nearly 50 per cent in 30 years

Rate of small business startups in Canada down nearly 50 per cent in 30 years
VANCOUVER—The growth rate of small business startups in Canada—a key measure of entrepreneurial activity—is on the decline due, in part, to the country’s aging population, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Full Story

Corporate welfare and the gullible governments who pay it

Corporate welfare and the gullible governments who pay it

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited a Toyota plant to announce they were contributing $220 million towards a $1.4 billion investment by the company to create some 450 jobs (which works out to an eye-popping $488,888 subsidy per job.)

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Monday, May 14, 2018 - Full Story

Lack of pipelines will cost Canada $15.8 billion this year

Lack of pipelines will cost Canada $15.8 billion this year
CALGARY—A shortage of pipeline capacity is driving down the price of Canadian oil and will cost the country’s energy sector CAD$15.8 billion in lost revenues this year, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Full Story

Tanya Granic Allen Bullied Out by Kathleen Wynne

Tanya Granic Allen Bullied Out by Kathleen Wynne
On behalf of the 110,000 members of the Institute for Canadian Values our President, Dr. Charles McVety says “It is sad that a young, brilliant woman like Tanya Granic Allen has had her political career shattered by relentless personal attacks from Kathleen Wynne. Tanya is a victim who has been bullied with vicious, relentless, harassment because her personal words as a private citizen years ago and taken out of context for political gain.

By Dr. Charles McVety - Monday, May 7, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Taxpayers Federation joining legal fights to stop the carbon tax and build the pipeline

Canadian Taxpayers Federation joining legal fights to stop the carbon tax and build the pipeline
REGINA, SK: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) will seek standing as an intervener in the Saskatchewan government’s court fight against the carbon tax. The CTF will also seek intervener status to oppose the British Columbia government’s effort to block pipelines in the courts.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Monday, May 7, 2018 - Full Story

Expanded Canada Pension Plan could decrease investment in Canada by up to $114 billion over next dec

Expanded Canada Pension Plan could decrease investment in Canada by up to $114 billion over next decade
VANCOUVER—By forcing Canadian workers to contribute more to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Ottawa and the provinces will inadvertently shrink the pool of money available for investments in Canada—potentially up to $114 billion by 2030, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Full Story

First Nations activist forces Onion Lake Cree Nation to provide financial transparency

Chief Wallace Fox made $123,000 in 2015 and got a raise of $27,692 for a total of $150,692 in 2016
REGINA, SK: After multiple wins in court, Charmaine Stick, an activist from Onion Lake Cree Nation, and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) have successfully forced Onion Lake’s leaders to publish the band’s basic financial information.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Full Story

Canada Health Act a barrier to reform and better universal health care

Canada Health Act a barrier to reform and better universal health careVANCOUVER—The Canada Health Act (CHA) prevents provinces from implementing proven health-care reforms that would improve the system and shorten wait times, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Full Story