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Columns: Taxpayer-Government Trust Ebbing Away
By Jordan Bateman, BC CTF.“You can’t put feathers on a dog and call it a chicken,” TV’s Dr. Phil once opined. Premier Christy Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong would do well to remember that advice...
- Posted 155 days ago
Guest Columns: Canada Needs To Stay On The Path That Leads Away From The Fiscal Cliff
By Gregory Thomas, CTF. When Canada’s annual budget deficit came in bigger than expected at $26.2 billion recently, the news didn’t spark a sell-off in the markets or an emergency debate in parliament. But that doesn’t mean...
- Posted 196 days ago
Columns: B.C. MLA’s Show Taxpayers Disrespect By Breaking Word On Expenses
By Jordan Bateman, BC CTF. Every time B.C. taxpayers think MLAs will put their expenses out, they pull them back in. In August, rocked by public pressure and a scathing report from the Auditor General on their...
- Posted 208 days ago
Columns: Dix Wrong To Kill Balanced Budget Law
Submitted. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today rejected B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix’s announcement that an NDP government would repeal B.C.’s balanced budget legislation.
- Posted 236 days ago
Guest Columns: Publish All Expense Receipts And Ban Taxpayer-Funded Alcohol
By Gregory Thomas, CTF. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on Canada’s Members of Parliament to follow the example of Alberta Premier Alison Redford by banning expense claims for alcohol and putting all their expense receipts...
- Posted 256 days ago
Columns: It’s Too Late For Martyn Brown; Let’s Hope Someone Else Listens
By Jordan Bateman, BC CFT. They say dead men tell no lies. That may never be truer than in the cutthroat blood-sport of B.C. politics. Consider Martyn Brown, the former chief of staff for Gordon Campbell and...
- Posted 270 days ago
Columns: ICBC Executives Make Drunken Sailors Blush
By Jordan Bateman, BC CTF. Former B.C. Premier W.A.C. Bennett once had a cabinet minister tell him he would treat taxpayers’ money as if it were his own. “Oh, no, you won’t,” Bennett said, “not as long...
- Posted 277 days ago
Columns: Oh The Decadence
By Cee Archer. One only has to follow the news to find out that the world is slanted a bit crooked. Does anyone other than me find it strange that the Pope has a butler? Why does...
- Posted 279 days ago
Columns: CTF Welcomes Private-Public Pay Debate
By Jordan Bateman, BCCTF. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) applauded Premier Christy Clark today for announcing that private-public pay equity will be up for debate at this fall’s B.C. Liberal convention.
- Posted 375 days ago
Columns: Unplug The MP Pension Money Machine
By Jordan Bateman. If you could put a loonie into a machine and get $23.30 out every time, would you ever stop? Probably not.
- Posted 390 days ago