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Majority of chamber members, Taxpayers Federation, oppose 4% mill rate increase

With news that the City of Regina is proposing raising its mill rate by 4.18 per cent, the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce has brought up concerns about the size of the increase, something its members deeply oppose. 553 more words

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Federal employee's move to Winnipeg cost taxpayers more than $178K

A federal employee’s move to Manitoba has cost taxpayers nearly $200,000.

Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show the unnamed staffer moved from Toronto to Winnipeg.  87 more words

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Are you a province that doesn't want to develop its resources? Equalization has a nice, juicy payout just for you

Here’s a quick primer on the inequality of equalization payments.

The federal government’s stated goal for the program is to “enable less prosperous provincial governments to provide their residents with public services that are reasonably comparable to those in other provinces.” 544 more words

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A tale of two cities: Saskatoon outspends Regina

Over the last five years, the City of Saskatoon spent $2.2 billion more than the City of Regina, but it still maintains lower property tax rates. 961 more words

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Nova Scotia's new FOIPOP website welcomed, but 'systemic problems' persist: critics

The Nova Scotia government launched a website on Friday that facilitates the requesting and fulfillment of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ( 443 more words

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‘Free’ Parks Canada passes actually costing taxpayers $5.7 million

As an initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday in 2017, Parks Canada announced it will be offering free annual Parks passes to anyone who asks. 426 more words

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Yet another word on entitlements....

In my last blog post on entitlements, I had highlighted that there is no way that government can legislate its citizens to accept personal responsibility.  With the enrichment of entitlements, it also creates dependency as people (especially those who are unable to earn much above minimum wage) cannot afford to go off entitlements. 1,754 more words