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Ontario’s Debt Down The Rabbit Hole

Ontario's Debt Down The Rabbit Hole
I have written in the past about the duplicity of the Ontario Liberal budgets in speaking only of net debt. The 2018-19 provincial budget was released on March 29 and I will comment briefly on how it handles the topics of debt and deficit. But first a discussion of net and total debt.

By Ian Nunn - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers applaud Kinew’s carbon tax delay to save Manitobans money

Taxpayers applaud Kinew's carbon tax delay to save Manitobans money
REGINA, SK: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is applauding the Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew for doing the right thing by delaying Premier Brian Pallister’s carbon tax.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF Prairie Director- Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Full Story

Five cuts Ontaio’s next Premier can make to save taxpayers money right away

Five cuts Ontaio's next Premier can make to save taxpayers money right away
The Progressive Conservatives have a new leader in Doug Ford, who says his goal is to save taxpayers money. After years of waste and mismanagement by the Kathleen Wynne and Dalton McGuinty governments, taxpayers do indeed need relief. But the question is where to start.

Here are five easy cuts to government waste that a new government could make immediately.

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

Canadian Taxpayers Federation reacts to Ecofiscal Commission report on carbon taxes

Ecofiscal Commission’s report on Canadians’ views on carbon taxes
OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to the Ecofiscal Commission’s report on Canadians’ views on carbon taxes:

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - Full Story

Fifi and Spike sent packing? Canadians weigh in on whether landlords should be able to prohibit pets

Fifi forced out? Spike sent packing? Canadians weigh in on whether landlords should be able to prohibit pets
March 29, 2018—Finding a place to live in one of Canada’s largest cities is a notoriously painful exercise. And it’s one often made even more painful for those looking for a new home with the pets.

By Angus Reid Institute - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Full Story

Landmark Appeal Court victory re-enforces financial transparency for First Nations

Landmark Appeal Court victory re-enforces financial transparency for First Nations
REGINA, SK: Grassroots people in First Nations communities have the right to know how their leaders are spending the bands’ money, according precedent-setting Court of Appeal ruling Onion Lake Cree Nation v Charmaine Stick and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF Prairie Director- Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Full Story

MLI Mourns Passing of Renowned Philanthropist Peter Munk

MLI Mourns Passing of Renowned Philanthropist Peter Munk
OTTAWA, ON  A great Canadian has passed from the scene. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) wishes to express sincere condolences to the family and friends of renowned business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Munk. Mr. Munk, who passed away Thursday, was a huge supporter and friend of MLI.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Full Story

Tax escalator on alcohol begins on April 1, with excise taxes rising 1.5%​

Tax escalator on alcohol begins on April 1, with excise taxes rising 1.5%​, No Escalator Tax campaign
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is reminding Canadians that as of Easter Sunday, April 1st, they will be paying more for beer, wine and spirits thanks to the federal government’s tax escalator on alcohol.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Full Story

Small Business Reaction to 2018 Ontario Budget

Small Business Reaction to 2018 Ontario Budget
TORONTO – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is disappointed that the provincial government missed another opportunity to directly offset the rising payroll costs for small business as a result of the recent minimum wage hike and labour reforms. Instead, the province has decided to embark on a pre-election spending spree, abandoning any spending restraint and fiscal discipline.

By Guest Column -- Canadian Federation of Independent Business- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Full Story

Ontario 2018 Budget: Bigger deficits, more spending, higher taxes

Ontario 2018 Budget: Bigger deficits, more spending, higher taxes
TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is highly disturbed by the budget released today by the Ontario government. There has been much speculation over the past few weeks over the size of the deficit, which was today revealed to stand at $6.7 billion. But it was also confirmed that the government plans to continue to run deficits for six years or two elections from now.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Full Story

Stop letting Wynne call it a ‘modest’ deficit

Stop letting Wynne call it a modest deficit
On March 28, the Ontario government will table a budget with what Wynne is calling a “modest” deficit.

After years of committing to balance the budget, the premier is now reneging on her promise with an itsy bitsy teeny weenie deficit of just $8 billion.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Full Story

Canada needs more investment, not another government agency

Canada needs more investment, not another government agency
Recently, International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced the launch of Invest in Canada, a new government agency tasked with promoting Canada as an investment destination.

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

Yes, the Sunshine List still matters

Yes, the Sunshine List still matters
Once a year the Ontario government releases the names and salaries of government employees earning a taxpayer-funded salary of over $100,000. And like clockwork, critics complain that the $100,000 threshold for this “Sunshine List” is inappropriate.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Monday, March 26, 2018 - Full Story

What did Kathleen Wynne mean by ‘old white people’?

What did Kathleen Wynne mean by ‘old white people’?
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne seems to be in panic mode these days. She and her Liberal Party are low in the polls, occasionally dipping into “Elvis territory.” In other words the percentage of people willing to support the Liberals is about the same as those who think the King of Rock and Roll is still alive.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Full Story

Balanced budgets still matter to Canadians

Balanced budgets still matter to Canadians, fiscal prudence
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals ran on a platform of deficit spending in the last federal election, many pundits wondered aloud whether the public would go for it.

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

Premiers’ Performance: Moe and Horgan claim highest approval, Wynne’s worries continue

Premiers’ Performance: Moe and Horgan claim highest approval
Canada’s newest premiers boast the highest job performance approval ratings in this quarter’s analysis of polling data from the Angus Reid Institute.

By Angus Reid Institute - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Full Story

What Goodale’s ‘Guns and Gangs Summit’ Missed All Together

What Goodale's 'Guns and Gangs Summit' Missed All Together
The Justin Trudeau government is once again proceeding to pass new gun control laws without knowing whether the previous gun laws have hit the right target or not. In his 1993 report to Parliament, Auditor General Denis Desautels’ main point 27.3 stated: As well, our review of the new regulations indicated that important data, needed to assess the potential benefits and future effectiveness of the regulations, were not available at the time the regulations were drafted. Because of this, we believe it is important that the measures chosen by the government be evaluated at the earliest opportunity.

By Dennis R. Young - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Full Story

Canada’s health-care system stands in stark contrast to more successful universal systems worl

Canada’s health-care system stands in stark contrast to more successful universal systems worldwide
VANCOUVER—Canada’s approach to health policy is much more restrictive than in other developed countries with more successful universal health-care systems, notably on the use of the private sector and patient cost-sharing, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Full Story

Doug Ford should not be quick to reject Trump comparison

Doug Ford should not be quick to reject Trump comparison
Since winning the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party a week ago, former Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford has been compared to Donald Trump. And not in a good way. But as polls taken since his victory indicate, a significant number of Ontarians do not like him but will vote for him anyway in order to get rid of Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, March 19, 2018 - Full Story

Scheer’s delight? If an election were held tomorrow, CPC could have a shot at majority governm

Scheer’s delight? If an election were held tomorrow, CPC could have a shot at majority government
March 19, 2018 –  The passage of time appears to have done nothing to soothe Canadian voters irritated with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since his highly criticized passage to India last month.

By Angus Reid Institute - Monday, March 19, 2018 - Full Story