Nothing prudent about Freeland’s fiscal update

Nothing prudent about Freeland’s fiscal updateOttawa’s culture of frivolous spending and never-ending deficits needs to end The federal government is already on track to blow its budget by $20 billion. That’s astonishing when we’re only about halfway through the budget year. But here’s the most amazing part: Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland called her fiscal update “prudent.” Freeland said the government…

Alberta needs to protect taxpayers from tax hikes at home

Alberta needs to protect taxpayers from tax hikes at homeExpand the Taxpayer Protection Act to stop future governments from imposing a carbon tax By Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has set her sights on stopping big-taxing politicians in Ottawa. We also need Smith to guard against tax hikes at home. And the best way to do that is to make…

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homes

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homesIf you can’t afford the punishment, send your heating bills to your MP By Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims Winter is coming and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is punishing Canadians for heating their homes. The carbon tax hits the essential needs of our daily lives hard. It increases the cost of gasoline, diesel,…

Recession for who? Not government employees

Federal bureaucrats, who weathered the pandemic in comfort, are now asking for a 14 per cent pay raise

Recession for who? Not government employeesDifferent people experience things differently. The pandemic exposed a specific divide. Private-sector workers missed paycheques. Small business owners worried their savings wouldn’t keep the lights on. Meanwhile, federal bureaucrats didn’t even miss a bonus. Now private-sector workers and small business owners are bracing for a looming recession. How are government union bosses responding? Related Stories…

Trudeau deliberately choosing to lower Canadians’ living standards

The feds should be cutting taxes, not raising them

Trudeau deliberately choosing to lower Canadians’ living standardsThe rising cost of living isn’t an act of God or nature. Politicians are making it worse every day. You can find politicians who are making life more affordable for taxpayers. But those politicians don’t live in Ottawa. Ottawa is raising gas taxes, payroll taxes and even alcohol taxes. Meanwhile, 51 other national governments are…

Trudeau shouldn’t be raising payroll taxes

The total payroll tax bill for each middle-class worker increased by $818 this year alone

Trudeau shouldn’t be raising payroll taxesPolitical pundits are twisting themselves into pretzels arguing mandatory Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance payments are not a tax. They’re missing the point: the government is taking too much money from Canadians. If you make $65,000 this year, then the federal government is taking nearly $4,500 directly from your pay through CPP and EI…

Trudeau government not serious about making life more affordable

Hard-working, struggling Canadians need meaningful tax relief

Trudeau government not serious about making life more affordablePrime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approach to making life more affordable is like giving somebody a bike after totalling their car and then waiting for a big thank you. Instead of reversing his recent tax hikes, Trudeau’s latest crack at making life more affordable includes GST rebates and borrowing another $2 billion to cover some rent…

Trudeau’s luxury tax will harm blue-collar workers

Canadian workers will pay the price of this silly political posturing

Trudeau’s luxury tax will harm blue-collar workersHundreds of people who pull wrenches for a living have a unique point of view on Ottawa’s new luxury tax. Most of us might not be too bothered by a tax on super cars and private jets, and even the rich might not lose much sleep over paying a bit more for a yacht or…

Ottawa depending on economic blue skies to balance the budget

It’s time for Ottawa politicians to take deficits seriously again

Ottawa depending on economic blue skies to balance the budgetThere’s finally some good news for taxpayers: Instead of balancing the budget in 2070, the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s numbers now show Canadians can look forward to a balanced budget in only … wait for it … 20 years. Last year the Canadians Taxpayers Federation used PBO data to show the feds wouldn’t balance the budget…

Poilievre can put people back in charge with recall and referendums

A grassroots performance check on MPs and a way to axe poorly thought out policy

Poilievre can put people back in charge with recall and referendumsPoliticians spent the last two years giving themselves pay raises while the rest of us suffered through pay cuts, tax hikes, inflation and restrictions. The insult to injury? It’s the increasingly well-heeled politicians who are responsible for the pain many everyday Canadians are going through. Folks can’t afford to fill their vehicles, they’re struggling to…
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