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Tax Talk with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Tax Talk, the podcast of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, is designed to educate and entertain, inspire and infuriate Canadian taxpayers.

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk Live: How much debt can a political party promise?

The writ is about to be dropped in BC, but the election campaign is already in full swing. On May 9, British Columbians head to the polls – will they give the BC Liberals a fifth term? Or will the NDP bump their 3-for-19 slump and form government? And what about the Greens? Are they a one-seat wonder, or legitimate possibility to form opposition? BC Director Jordan Bateman and Alberta Director Paige MacPherson talk politics on Canada’s left coast.


7 Apr 2017

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ARCHIVE: Terrence Corcoran Honoured With CTF Taxfighter Award

At a ceremony in Toronto on April 5, 2017, Financial Post editor and writer Terrence Corcoran was honoured with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's highest award - the Taxfighter Award. This episode was taped live. Speakers: 00:00 Troy Lanigan, CTF president 04:45 Audio from a video honouring Terry 09:45 Adam Daifallah, CTF chairman of the board 23:07 Terrence Corcoran, Taxfighter Award winner


6 Apr 2017

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk: Teddy Waste Award Recap 2017

CTF research director Jeff Bowes, Alberta director Paige MacPherson and BC director Jordan Bateman chat about the 2017 Teddy Waste Awards. It’s the best of the worst of government waste – we laugh, we cry, we hand out golden pig trophies to embarrass the politicians and bureaucrats.


10 Mar 2017

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ARCHIVE: 2017 Teddy Waste Award News Conference w/ Aaron Wudrick

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its 19th 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 Sam. “We take our job as waste watchdogs seriously, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun highlighting some of the most outrageous examples,” said Wudrick. “Especially since governments seem infinitely creative when it comes to dreaming up new ways to waste money.” http://www.taxpayer.com/news-releases/19th-annual-teddy-government-waste-award-winners


23 Feb 2017

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk Live: Mr. Trudeau Visits Mr. Trump

Aaron Wudrick, Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman talk Trudeau spending, Trudeau travel, Trudeau & Trump, and the Fraser Institute debunking years of BC carbon tax spin.


17 Feb 2017

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk Live - Property Taxes, AB debt, Olympics and More

Paige and Jordan break down the week's tax and government spending news.


3 Feb 2017

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk Live - Jan. 26, 2017

Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman talk Trudeau town halls, First Nations accountability, Calgary property taxes, Laureen Harper's tweets, and more.


26 Jan 2017

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk/Facebook Live: The Carbon Tax Arrives

Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman talk carbon taxes - and take questions through Facebook Live.


18 Jan 2017

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ARCHIVE: Tax Talk - Chris Berg on Defeating the Australian Carbon Tax

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) was pleased to host Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) from Melbourne Australia, at a special reception at Calgary's Petroleum Club on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The IPA led the successful campaign that ended that country's failed experiment with carbon taxes. As revenue hungry governments across Canada look to expand their coffers, this exclusive event will detail what these tax policies look like in practice and why they were reversed. About Australia's Carbon Tax: In 2009 there was a political consensus that Australia needed to “lead the world” in action on climate change. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared climate change “the greatest moral challenge of our time," and in 2011 the Australian government introduced one of the world's most ambitious carbon taxes. The Australian public turfed out its then-Labor government for an opposition that promised to “axe the tax.” The carbon tax was a major political issue for three election cycles, directly involved in five political leadership changes and, in July 2014, it was repealed in no small part by the efforts of the Institute of Public Affairs. It is a case study of poor policy making and the harm of energy taxation. About Chris Berg: Chris Berg is a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs, the leading Australian think tank that researched and exposed the high cost of the Australian carbon tax. Berg is one of Australia’s most prominent voices for free markets and individual liberty, and a leading authority on over-regulation, economic freedom and civil liberties. He is author of five books including In Defence of Freedom of Speech: from Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt and The Growth of Australia’s Regulatory State.

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9 Dec 2016

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ARCHIVE: Red Tape Diaries: How 107 Taxes are Choking Vancouver's Housing Supply

Jordan Bateman gave a speech to Trinity Western University's Generation Screwed looking at the 107 taxes, fees, levies and regulatory costs government imposes on new home construction in the City of Vancouver. While, yes, we must hold government to account for foreign buyers, shadow flippers, unscrupulous real estate agents and other price influences, we also need to hold a mirror up to the politicians and get them to think about how they cause housing prices to rise. This speech was given Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.


18 Nov 2016

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