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Trudeau: People who are cynical about institutions are ‘lazy’

Trudeau: People who are cynical about institutions are ‘lazy’
By now everyone in the English-speaking world knows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending a week in India. As has been the case lately, Trudeau is being mocked around the world. Accompanying him on his tax-payer funded junket are his wife, this three children, six cabinet ministers and a slew of others.

By Arthur Weinreb - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Budget Will Show If Federal Government Can Buck Historical Trends and Cut Spending Growth

Budget Will Show If Federal Government Can Buck Historical Trends and Cut Spending Growth
OTTAWA, ON—Tuesday’s federal budget will reveal whether the federal government’s plans to dramatically reduce the rate of spending growth over the last two years of its mandate are as unrealistic as they seem. If not, the result could be a worsening fiscal picture with high deficits and debt, writes Munk Senior Fellow Sean Speer.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle

TransMountain troubles: Alberta-B.C. pipeline battle splits Canadians down the middle
While a war of words, political will, and even wine continues to rage between the governments of British Columbia and Alberta over Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline, Canadians from coast to coast are split evenly when it comes to picking sides.

By Angus Reid Institute - Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Full Story

To tackle the tax haven problem, simplify the tax code

To tackle the tax haven problem, simplify the tax code
Are you paying all the tax you’re legally required to pay—and if not, is that okay?

That’s the question at the heart of the controversy over offshore tax havens, whereby mostly wealthy individuals structure their financial affairs to minimize their tax burdens.

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

Patrick Brown Will Meet his (Kitchener) Waterloo over Carbon Taxes

ONTARIO PC LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES
Who says Ontario politics is boring? Noooo-body! 

Take for example- this wacky Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race.

By Mitch Wolfe - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

More than 80 Ontario high schools show improvement in math, despite worrying trend province-wide

More than 80 Ontario high schools show improvement in math, despite worrying trend province-wide
TORONTO—Despite recent headlines about disappointing math scores in province-wide testing across Ontario, some secondary schools are bucking the trend, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary Schools, 2018 released today.

By Fraser Institute - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

Macdonald-Laurier Institute draws big crowd for discussion on Canada-U.S. relations

Macdonald-Laurier Institute draws big crowd for discussion on Canada-U.S. relations
From left, Veso Sobot with U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft, Yvonne Huang with New Jersey-based Formosa Plastics, Congressman Pete Sessions and Craft’s husband, Joe Craft, at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute dinner, held at the Canadian War Museum on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Photo by Caroline Phillips


The Macdonald-Laurier Institute picked a hot topic of conversation – the future of Canada-US relations – for its annual dinner held Tuesday at the Canadian War Museum.

By News on the Net - Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Full Story

Here’s how to balance the federal budget

Here's how to balance the federal budget
During the 2015 election campaign, the Trudeau Liberal platform was clear: if elected to form a government, they would run three “modest” deficits of under $10 billion per year, with a return to balance in the fourth year.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Aboriginals need help that works

traditional headdress on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
On giving thanks for his commitment to indigenous issues, the Tsuut’ina First Nation near Calgary bestowed the traditional headdress on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and gave him an aboriginal name Gumistiyi, which translates as the one who keeps trying.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week: “We need to get to a place where Indigenous peoples in Canada are in control of their own destiny, making their own decisions about their future.”

By Colin Alexander - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

20th annual CTF Teddy Awards for government waste

20th annual CTF Teddy Awards for government waste
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today held its 20th 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 Jessica. The awards event took place on Parliament Hill in the Charles Lynch Press Theatre.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Piers Morgan: Canada’s Leader of the Unofficial Opposition

Piers Morgan: Canada’s Leader of the Unofficial Opposition

As the entire English-speaking world knows by now, Canada’s prime minister made a fool of himself by correcting a woman’s grammar. At one of his town hall meetings, designed to bolster Trudeau’s sagging popularity, a woman asked him a long convoluted question. When the woman said the word “mankind,” Trudeau rudely interrupted her and said we don’t say “mankind,” we say “peoplekind.” At least the PM said “we” instead of “Canadians.” Who the “we” is will undoubtedly remain one of life’s mysteries.

By Arthur Weinreb - Monday, February 12, 2018 - Full Story

Ontario PC leadership candidates sign CTF ‘No Carbon Tax’ pledge

Ontario PC leadership candidates sign CTF ‘No Carbon Tax’ pledge
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) held a press conference in Ottawa today with two Ontario PC leadership candidates; Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, and met with Caroline Mulroney on February 9.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Full Story

How are Canadians at risk from counterfeit pharmaceuticals?

How are Canadians at risk from counterfeit pharmaceuticals?
VANCOUVER—Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs pose a real risk to Canadians because they are showing up in brick-and-mortar pharmacies, not just on the street and online, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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

PCs need to dump the ‘People’s Guarantee’

PCs need to dump the 'People's Guarantee
With the departure of Patrick Brown from the PC Party, there is an opportunity for the old platform (a.k.a “The People’s Guarantee) to disappear with the old leader.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Full Story

The next Ontario PC leader has no choice but to fight carbon taxes

The next Ontario PC leader has no choice but to fight carbon taxes
The next leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives needs to take a page from Saskatchewan’s playbook, and be a national leader against carbon taxes.

Striking down the Wynne cap-and-trade carbon tax is an obvious start. Cap-and-trade is overly bureaucratic, sends billions of dollars out of the province, to Quebec and California, and lacks transparency as it doesn’t appear on our rising energy bills.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Full Story

Time to retire pre-retirement bonuses

Time to retire pre-retirement bonuses
There are some things people are generally willing to do without being paid: have a nap, eat ice cream, take a day off, etc. Most people, after decades at a good job with a generous pension, aren’t short of reasons to retire so the concept of giving employees a pre-retirement bonus is a bit odd.

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

Pre-election spending increase at Queen’s Park tops $7 billion, highest since 2009 recession

Pre-election spending increase at Queen’s Park tops $7 billion, highest since 2009 recession
TORONTO—The Ontario government is ramping up program spending by more than $7 billion this year, or nearly six per cent—more than three times higher than the average increase in the years following the 2009 recession, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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

Grassroots First Nations people need accountability protections

Grassroots First Nations people need accountability protections
It’s worrying to see an old watchdog blindly wander away from its post especially when a keen-eyed replacement is kept from standing guard.

The federal government is moving to provide 10-year grants to some First Nations with little bureaucratic oversight.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF and Harrison Thunderchild (Elder)- Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Full Story

MLI To Host Canada-US-US Dinner Featuring US Congressman Sessions and US Ambassador Craft

MLI To Host Canada-US-US Dinner Featuring  US Congressman  Sessions and US Ambassador Craft
OTTAWA, ON: The Macdonald-Laurier Institute is hosting the premier event of 2018 on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Canadian War Museum, bringing the best and brightest from both sides of the border to chart a course forward for the future of Canada-US relations.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Full Story

Trudeau compares ISIS fighters to Greek, Italian, Portuguese immigrants

This was bad. Even for him.

Trudeau compares ISIS fighters to Greek, Italian, Portuguese immigrants
On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held one of his town hall meetings. The PM is currently crisscrossing the country in an attempt to bolster his sinking popularity. While many things coming out of the mouth of the most unqualified prime minister in history are bad, this comment was particularly disgusting.

By Arthur Weinreb - Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Full Story