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It’s time to tear down 24 Sussex

It's time to tear down 24 Sussex
Imagine your house was 150 years old, and hadn’t seen major renovations in 50 years.

Imagine it still had asbestos in the walls—that are also cracking in at least six spots—and that there’s water damage throughout. Imagine ancient electrical wiring and deficient plumbing. Imagine it being too hot in the summer, and too cold in the winter. Imagine spending hundreds of thousands of dollars just to keep the heat and lights on, and the snow in the driveway shovelled.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Will Canada’s Harsh New Drinking & Driving Laws Be Effective?

Will Canada’s Harsh New Drinking & Driving Laws Be Effective?
The country has been tending towards a police state for some time. Nowhere are the losses of individual rights accepted by so many people as when these rights are taken away in order to combat drinking and driving. The new amendments to the Criminal Code that came into effect on Dec. 18, are not only draconian but some of the provisions border on the absurd. While some in the media have addressed the fact these amendments infringe upon peoples’ rights, little has been said about whether or not these changes to the law will be effective.

Under the old law, police who lawfully stopped a motorist could demand breath samples be given into a roadside screening device only if the officer had a “reasonable suspicion” the driver had alcohol in his or her system. The reasonable suspicion would be formed if the officer could smell alcohol or observe other indicia of impairment. The new law does away with the need of “reasonable suspicion.” Any driver who is lawfully stopped by a police officer can be required to provide breath samples even if there is no evidence the person had been drinking.

By Arthur Weinreb - Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Canadian innovation falling behind U.S. and other developed countries, despite billions in governmen

Canadian innovation falling behind U.S. and other developed countries, despite billions in government programs
VANCOUVER—Canada’s innovation performance has declined in recent years and is falling further behind the U.S. and other developed countries, despite decades of costly innovation programs by successive federal governments, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

In fact, the current federal government allocated a staggering $8.2 billion to various innovation programs in its 2017 budget to encourage venture capital investment and create innovation superclusters, among other things.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rally January 12 Queen’s Park

Rally January 12 Queen's Park
“ Leave the world a better place than you found it “ is a phrase our ancestors have been passing down through the generations “ until now .

The Obama doctrine of divisional politics seems to be coming to and end in America but heating up in Canada. Canadians now find themselves when disagreeing with The Trudeau Liberal Government policies being subjected to name calling such as racist, bigots and even Nazis!

By Sandra Hamill - Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sharia Law Political Party Must Not Be Allowed

Sharia Law Political Party Must Not Be Allowed

The Islamic Party of Ontario (IPO) has officially reserved its name with Elections Ontario, and is part-way along the path towards becoming an official party.

According to their website, the soon-to-be party will be guided in its policy formation by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which starts with, ‘Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law” - and we are further informed that “The Islamic Party of Ontario believes in ‘Supremacy of God’ and understands that it is our constitutional requirement to make all the rule of laws of Provinces and Federal in obedience and according to the will of God.”

By Jeff Goodall - Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CARBON TAX FOR EACH FUEL

The Canadian federal carbon tax
The Canadian federal carbon tax on methanol is going to be 2.2 cents per liter on April 1st.

  • It’s 3.1 cents on 105 octane propane also known as LPG or Liquid Petroleum Gas.
  • It’s 4.42 cents per liter on gasoline.
  • It’s 5.16 cents per liter on kerosene,  which is also basically diesel fuel and jet fuel except for different additives.
By Mark Smyth - Sunday, January 6, 2019

B.C. emissions going up despite Canada’s highest carbon tax

B.C. emissions going up despite Canada's highest carbon tax
VANCOUVER, B.C.: British Columbia’s carbon dioxide emissions continue to go up year over year, even though British Columbians pay the highest carbon tax in Canada.

“Politicians tell us that we are forking over our money in a carbon tax to reduce CO2 emissions, however, that’s not what’s happening, all this is doing is taking a bigger bite of our paycheques,” said Kris Sims, B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. “The carbon tax costs everyday people a lot of money, and it’s not reducing CO2 emissions, so why are we doing this?”

 

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Kris Sims, BC Director- Thursday, January 3, 2019

Top performers in business—like top athletes and entertainers—highly sought after global

Top performers in business—like top athletes and entertainers—highly sought after globally, well compensated
VANCOUVER—Top business leaders—like top athletes, musicians and actors—receive high levels of compensation because they are in high demand around the world and not easily replaced, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Top performers in any industry, be it sports, music, the movies or the global business community, are compensated at historically high levels because they are in high demand globally, there are limited substitutes and they’re highly mobile, making it fierce competition for the very best,” said Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president and co-author of CEO to Worker Pay: Global Competition for Top Talent.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, January 3, 2019



CTF Releases New Year’s Tax Changes for 2019

CTF Releases New Year's Tax Changes for 2019
OTTAWA, ON: Today the Canadian Taxpayers Federation released its annual New Year’s Tax Changes report that highlights the increase to Canadian Pension Plan rates.

“Hiking CPP rates leaves taxpayers with less money to put into other savings options that could be used to help pay for further education or a first home,” said Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director for the CTF. “And this year’s hike is just the start as Ottawa is planning to raise CPP rates every year for five years.”

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Thursday, December 27, 2018

Amount Canadians give to charity down more than 30% since 2006

Amount Canadians give to charity down more than 30% since 2006
VANCOUVER—The amount of money Canadians donate to registered charities—as a share of their income—has plummeted 32.2 per cent since 2006, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

And Canadians remain far less generous than Americans.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, December 20, 2018

Taxpayers Federation launches billboard thanking Premier Ford for ending the carbon tax

Taxpayers Federation launches billboard thanking Premier Ford for ending the carbon tax

TORONTO—The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) unveiled a billboard in the heart of downtown Toronto thanking Premier Ford for cancelling the cap-and-trade carbon tax.

“Ending cap and trade means a tax savings of $7.2 billion for the people of Ontario, and we are ecstatic that the government is getting their hands out of taxpayers pockets,” said CTF Ontario Director, Christine Van Geyn. “Premier Ford deserves a big thank-you for getting rid of Ontario’s carbon tax.”

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Taxpayers Federation demands real action for energy sector instead of corporate welfare

OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is demanding tangible action for Canada’s struggling energy sector, including scrapping the carbon tax and the flawed bill C-69, in response to reports of a forthcoming federal plan to earmark $1.6 billion to address the issue.

“Families who make their living in the energy sector are desperate, but they’re desperate to get back to work and earn a living ‚Äì they don’t want to depend on temporary corporate welfare from Ottawa,” said Aaron Wudrick, the CTF’s Federal Director. “The crisis in Canada’s energy sector is largely due to the Trudeau governments’ catastrophic decisions and they are now simply trying to paper over the problem with borrowed money.”

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Wednesday, December 19, 2018