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Vancouver pays second highest gas taxes in the country

The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (CTF) has released their 2016 Gas Tax Honesty Report, revealing that Vancouver residents currently pay the second highest gas taxes in the country, and the highest overall gas prices. 340 more words


Deficit tax keeping fuel prices high

REGINA – With the long weekend fast approaching, many residents are noticing that prices at the pumps are rising.

However, the increase is not because the price in fuel is increasing but rather for decades of deficits that have been racked up by the government. 143 more words


Todd MacKay: Governments are often fearful of freedom of information laws, but they shouldn’t be

For governments, dealing with freedom of information laws can be like juggling dynamite — one wrong move can have explosive results. For investigative journalists, opposition parties and groups such as the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), these laws are indispensable for digging up documents to defend taxpayer interests. 601 more words

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Stanley Tromp: De Jong change to FOI would impair scrutiny of government

On Monday, Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced a batch of modest yet welcome improvements to the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 727 more words


Feds eliminate extra access-to-info fees

May 5, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

Canadians will no longer be asked to pay thousands of dollars to access public information from the federal government. 582 more words

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Business groups want WCB to refund $281M to employers

Employers groups will have some pointed questions for the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) about its plans for a $281-million surplus from 2015 operations at the WCB’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon Wednesday and Regina Thursday. 487 more words

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Saskatchewan has lowest tax burden for business, second-lowest for individuals, CBOC

Saskatchewan has the lowest net business tax burden among the provinces and the second-lowest provincial tax burden on individuals, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released Monday. 532 more words