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PST-on-insurance issue a dividing line in Sask. Party leadership race

Some Saskatchewan Party leadership candidates will take the PST off insurance premiums, and some will review the issue.

The PST-on-insurance issue is now a dividing line in the campaign to replace Premier Brad Wall. 552 more words

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Think liquor taxes are too high? They'll get higher next year... and every year after

A new campaign is taking aim at the amount of tax Canadians pay on alcohol, and hoping to put the brakes on future increases.

Launched by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, the “ 416 more words

Politics

Canadian Taxpayers Federation questions wage freeze for Alberta teachers, suggests pay cut

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is questioning why a deal inked earlier this year between the Alberta government and the province’s teachers is being described as a “pay freeze” when teachers can continue to see their salary increase as they move along the collectively bargained pay grid based on years of service. 464 more words

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'Enough is enough': Chief's uncle takes First Nation to court over lack of financial disclosures

Harrison Thunderchild says he really didn’t want to have to take the Thunderchild First Nation, of which he is a member, to court.

After all, his nephew is the band chief. 815 more words

News

Coun. Colley-Urquhart 'to spend time with penguins and icebergs' during city budget talks

A city politician who has missed three consecutive council meetings has informed her colleagues she will be absent from next week’s multi-day budget deliberations in order to “spend time with penguins and icebergs” in Antarctica. 785 more words

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Craig: City council deserves a pension — just one that's not so lucrative

By Colin Craig

This past September, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation began taking a closer look into city council’s golden pension entitlements and called for reform. 624 more words

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Reality check: Are sugar taxes a cash grab or do they prompt healthier choices?

Do consumers really change their habits when sugary options come with extra tax?

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages that are meant to encourage people to make healthier choices don’t actually work, but a Waterloo, Ont.,-based researcher says they have drawn on “very little of the real evidence” in making their claim. 1,244 more words

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