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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

Why Doug Ford Has a Great Shot to Win the Ontario PC Leadership

Why Doug Ford Has a Great Shot to Win the Ontario PC Leadership
The winds of change seem to be blowing in Doug Ford’s favor. The Ontario people have experienced 15 years of McGuinty-led then Wynne-led Ontario Liberal corruption, scandal, fiscal mismanagement+ incompetence. The mighty province of Ontario has gone from being an anchor of Confederation and a “have” province, to a “have-not” province.

By Mitch Wolfe - Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Full Story

Recession could push federal deficit to between $46 and $120 billion by 2020/21

Recession could push federal deficit to between $46 and $120 billion by 2020/21
VANCOUVER—With the federal government running deficits during times of positive economic growth, Ottawa’s annual deficit could reach $120 billion in the next few years if Canada enters a recession, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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

Canadian Courts are Correcting Course on Intellectual Property Issues

Canadian Courts are Correcting Course on Intellectual Property Issues
OTTAWA, ON--  Canadian courts, in particular the Supreme Court of Canada, have in recent years issued intellectual property (IP) judgments that were problematic, even erroneous, Munk Senior Fellow Richard Owens said today. This has led some observers to claim that there is a trend to the courts favouring users’ rights over creators’ rights.

By Macdonald Laurier Institute - Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Full Story

CTF releases federal pre-budget submission

CTF releases federal pre-budget submission
OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released its 2018 pre-budget submission to the federal government.

The CTF is calling on the Trudeau government to return to a balanced budget, pay down federal debt, abandon its ill-advised carbon tax and put an end to corporate welfare spending.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director- Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Full Story

Christian Leaders Ask Prime Minister to Withdraw Identity Test Canada Summer Jobs

Christian Leaders Ask Prime Minister to Withdraw Identity Test Canada Summer Jobs
For the first time in Canadian history, our government is forcing citizens to sign a document to bear witness of support for Liberal ideology to get a summer job.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - Full Story

The role of the media in the demise of Patrick Brown

The role of the media in the demise of Patrick Brown
Of all the blame dished out surrounding the resignation of Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, the media seems to be getting a pass in their role in the scandal that rocked the party.

By Arthur Weinreb - Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Full Story