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Senate urged not to 'circle the wagons' on bill to strip pension from misspending parliamentarians

The Senate is being urged to approve a bill that would strip misspending parliamentarians of their pensions – just as several member of the upper chamber are about to learn whether they personally misused taxpayers’ money. 615 more words

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Senate urged not to 'circle the wagons' on bill to strip pension from misspending parliamentarians

The Senate is being urged to approve a bill that would strip misspending parliamentarians of their pensions – just as several member of the upper chamber are about to learn whether they personally misused taxpayers’ money. 584 more words

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Gas taxes should be more transparent: CTF

REGINA – Everyone hates to talk about taxes but the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is hoping to change that, at least when it comes to fuel. 130 more words

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The truth about Osama bin Laden is that none of it was true, and other reasons to fear for humanity

1. Osama is still dead. The rest we made up

 Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, says the U.S. government lied through its teeth about the killing of Osama bin Laden. 789 more words

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NDP will scrap health care levy, some fee increases

Albertans won’t have to pay a new health care tax — or a bunch of other new fees — after all.

The NDP, which will form Alberta’s new government after winning a landslide victory in Tuesday’s election, pledged during the campaign to reverse the Tory plan to introduce on July 1 a new health care levy on people who make over $50,000. 543 more words

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Jim Prentice should pay for $250K Calgary byelection: taxpayers group

CALGARY – The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says outgoing Alberta premier Jim Prentice should reach into his own pocket to cover the cost of a byelection in his riding. 126 more words

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Prentice should foot Calgary byelection bill, says taxpayers group

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says outgoing Alberta premier Jim Prentice should reach into his own pocket to cover the cost of a byelection in his riding. 194 more words

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