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Canadian Taxpayers Federation gives TransLink lifetime achievement award for waste

WATCH: TransLink was awarded a lifetime achievement “teddy waste award” today. It comes from the national arm of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation. Ted Chernecki explains why the Federation felt compelled to honour TransLink so close to an historic plebiscite asking voters to approve a half percent hike in the provincial sales tax. 681 more words

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Former London mayor Joe Fontana takes top 'prize' for most wasteful public official in annual awards

Former federal cabinet minister and London, Ont., mayor Joe Fontana has been named recipient of an award he may not want to accept.

Fontana is the winner of the 2015 federal Teddy Waste Award, a dubious honour bestowed on individuals and governments each year by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. 431 more words

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Ottawa sculptures honouring wrong Jack Purcell noted as national-calibre waste

Big sculptural badminton racquets installed in downtown’s Jack Purcell Park took honours in the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s annual awards for the worst wastes of taxpayer money. 860 more words

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Teddy waste awards 'honour' former London mayor, name Ottawa

Former London mayor Joe Fontana and the Ontario Ministry of Energy were among the winners of the tongue-in-cheek Teddy awards Wednesday, given out annually by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to highlight egregious cases of wasteful government spending at all levels. 574 more words

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Former Alberta premier Alison Redford receives Teddy nomination

EDMONTON – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony Wednesday morning and they didn’t forget about former Alberta premier Alison Redford. 300 more words

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Halifax councillor Brad Johns 'awarded' for wasteful spending on talking tree

WATCH ABOVE: Halifax Councillor Brad Johns was given a Teddy Waste Award on Wednesday for buying a $25,000 robotic Christmas tree.

HALIFAX – A Halifax-area regional councillor has received a dubious award for his decision to spend discretionary funds on a talking Christmas tree. 263 more words

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Advocacy and worker groups slam FOIP dump

Albertans may not care about the Prentice government’s plans to post documents on the web when they are released under the freedom of information act, but they should care, say advocacy and worker groups. 630 more words

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