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Revenue Agency takes home not-so-coveted federal waste award

The Canada Revenue Agency is this year’s recipient of the not-so-coveted Teddy Award, a pig-shaped statuette awarded each year to municipal, provincial and federal departments deemed the most wasteful by a right-leaning taxpayer advocacy group. 501 more words

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William Watson: If you believe government is incompetent then you'd better support road tolls

The user pays. Is anything more basic to a market economy? What could be fairer or more efficient? Who else should pay, if not the user? 812 more words

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Was there any way to spare Canadian taxpayers $3.7 billion to end severance perk?

The government’s decision to get rid of an expensive perk in the federal public service has cost taxpayers $3.7 billion so far, but at least one labour expert says Ottawa had little choice but to fork over the cash. 476 more words

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Ottawa has paid out $3.7 billion (so far) to end public service perk

Ottawa is nearing the end of a costly six-year effort to eliminate a workplace perk offered to federal public servants, and the bill to taxpayers now exceeds $3.7 billion. 789 more words

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Free taxpayer-funded trip to England for 'lucky' federal government employee

Want a free trip to London, England paid for by taxpayers? Correctional Service Canada may be able to help, but chances are you can’t enter the contest. 506 more words

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Milke: Cap Calgary’s property taxes — via a referendum

If Calgarians wonder how to get city hall’s attention on property taxes, they might look to 1970s California for inspiration.

Back then, families, seniors and business owners found it increasingly difficult to pay the skyrocketing property tax bills arriving in their mailboxes. 604 more words

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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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