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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

Transparency strengthened at Thunderchild First Nation

Thunderchild First Nation
SASKATOON, SK: Activists from Thunderchild First Nation achieved a significant step to restore accountability and transparency after band leaders agreed to release the community’s basic financial documents. Bandmember Harrison Thunderchild partnered with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) to launch a court application seeking release of the documents—that application is now being withdrawn.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Friday, March 16, 2018 - Full Story

Ontario needs more than one year of improved economic growth to make-up for stagnant decade

Ontario needs more than one year of improved economic growth to make-up for stagnant decade
TORONTO—Despite upbeat government rhetoric, Ontario’s economic growth in 2017 was not enough to repair the damage done during the preceding decade when the province’s economic performance was among the worst in Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Full Story

Manitoba government keeps increasing spending and increases taxes with a carbon tax

Brian Pallister
WINNIPEG, MB: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the Manitoba government to provide genuine tax relief and actually control spending in the wake of its 2018 budget. Expenditures are up nearly $2 billion under this government and the tax burden is getting heavier due to a carbon tax.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Todd MacKay – CTF Prairie Director- Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Full Story

Trudeau’s opportunity to welcome Islamic terrorist back to Canada

Trudeau’s opportunity to welcome Islamic terrorist back to Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not had an easy time lately. There was his disastrous trip to India that saw a convicted Sikh terrorist invited to dinner at the Canadian High Commission. Trudeau constantly changing his Indian clothing and then posing for pictures with his family not only drew chuckles from Indians but made Canada a laughingstock around the world. To illustrate how bad this really was, the Toronto Star, a left wing Liberal-loving newspaper, described the Boy Blunder’s visit as the worst foray into India since the Mongols in the 13th century.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Full Story

Spineless Trudeau Carries No Stick in a Canada/US Trade War

Spineless Trudeau Carries No Stick in a Canada/US Trade War
The American economy is over 10 times greater than the Canadian economy. 80% of Canada’s exports rely upon the American market. The US economy is booming. The Canadian economy is declining fast and heading into the toilet.

By Mitch Wolfe - Monday, March 5, 2018 - Full Story

Embracing commerce, economic opportunities raises living standards, incomes—Fort McKay First Nation

Embracing commerce and economic opportunities raises living standards and incomes for Fort McKay First Nation members
CALGARY—By seizing business opportunities, Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta has markedly improved the living standards of its members and raised its average after-tax income to more than $73,000—much higher than the national average, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank.

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

Morneau’s ‘Seinfeld’ budget punts on the big issues

Morneau's Seinfeld budget punts on the big issues
It’s a budget about nothing.

That’s one way to sum up Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s third federal budget. Despite taking up a full 282 pages, there’s just not much substance to it.

That’s both good and bad.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director, CTF- Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Full Story

Can the Conservatives take advantage of Trudeau’s ‘Bengal Blunders?’

Can the Conservatives take advantage of Trudeau’s ‘Bengal Blunders?’
You have to give Justin Trudeau credit for one thing. His eight day trip to India made the Ontario PC leadership race where Patrick Brown is running to replace himself after he may or may not have resigned look downright boring. While the international media has lately made fun of Canada’s poor excuse for a leader, his trip to India made not only him, but Canada a laughingstock throughout the world.

By Arthur Weinreb - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Full Story

Taxpayers Federation: Budget 2018 still offers no plan back to balance

Taxpayers Federation: Budget 2018 still offers no plan back to balance
OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today expressed concern about the Trudeau government’s 2018 budget, which did not lay out a clear path to eliminate the deficit and failed to address growing concerns about Canada’s tax competitiveness.

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

Ottawa’s plan is not working; budget ignores major economic challenges

Ottawa’s plan is not working; budget ignores major economic challenges
VANCOUVER—Despite the rhetoric coming from Ottawa, the federal government’s plan of deficit spending and higher taxes is not working and today’s budget ignores the serious economic challenges facing Canada, according to Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Full Story

Ottawa could balance budget in 2019 (as promised) with modest spending reduction

Ottawa could balance budget in 2019 (as promised) with modest spending reduction
VANCOUVER—The Liberal government could still balance the federal budget by 2019/20—a promise Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made during the 2015 election campaign—by reducing program spending by just one per cent over the next two years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

By Fraser Institute - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Hilarious: Justin Trudeau Dresses Like Indian Stereotype in India and Gets Slammed

Hilarious: Justin Trudeau Dresses Like Indian Stereotype in India and Gets Slammed
This is too funny. Justin Trudeau, the eye-candy, two-brain-cell wonder of a Canadian prime minister, is on an eight-day visit to India with his family. So Justin, being the good little virtue-signaling leftist he is, decided it would be a good idea to impress his hosts by dressing in over-the-top traditional Indian garb. Well, he certainly did make an impression. As the Daily Mail reports:

By Selwyn Duke - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

NAFTA can help end corporate welfare

NAFTA can help end corporate welfare
When Amazon announced last year that it was seeking proposals from North American cities interested in being the base for the company’s second headquarters, politicians across the continent were whipped into a frenzy. It’s not hard to see why. What sane politician wouldn’t want to help deliver 50,000 new high-paying jobs to their city, state or province?

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

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