Canadian Taxpayers Federation

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Taxpayers charged $150,000 to answer a question from an MP

Parliament Returns: 2014 Budget, Economy To Dominate Tory Agenda

Mayor Jason Carter says councillors and the village administrator drink at the village office after public meetings with booze paid by taxpayers.

The newly-elected mayor of the Village of Charlo has resigned over a disagreement with councillors regarding the consumption of alcohol while discussing village business.

Mary Walsh, left, talks to Toronto Councillor Doug Ford at Toronto City Hall. (CBC)

Mary Walsh, left, talks to Toronto Councillor Doug Ford at Toronto City Hall.

City councillors voted 6-1 March 15 to spend approximately $74,000 to purchase the propeller from Van Heyghen Recycling in Belgium.

City councillors voted 6-1 March 15 to spend approximately $74,000 to purchase the propeller from Van Heyghen Recycling in Belgium.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) released documents today showing the cost of negotiating dams in northern Manitoba has now skyrocketed to $220 million ($223,600,000 including Bipole III).    In the past, whistleblowers raised concerns about some of the funds being used to pay people to attend meetings and door prizes such as Xboxes, TVs and deepfreezes.

Hydro Crews Continue to Restore Power Toronto Hydro

The Canadian government is wasting $28 million on remembering the War of 1812--including $1 million in B.C., 4,000 kms away from any battle site.

The Canadian government is wasting $28 million on remembering the War of 1812--including $1 million in B.C., 4,000 kms away from any battle site.

The B.C. Government didn't just blow a $40 million BC Place Stadium renaming deal with Telus--they spent $263,000 of taxpayer money before realizing they didn't want to sell the naming rights in the first place!

The B.C. Government didn't just blow a $40 million BC Place Stadium renaming deal with Telus--they spent $263,000 of taxpayer money before realizing they didn't want to sell the naming rights in the first place!

On any given day, 19,000 public servants are booked off work on some kind of sick leave. Federal employees were absent 12.5 days last year – twice the average rate of the employees in the private sector. Sick leave climbed steadily over the past decade and the value of banked sick leave is said to be more than $5,000,000,000.

Machines poised to take over of work at banks study says

The Canadian government is in the process of handing out a jaw-dropping $6 billion in special "severance" cheques to hundreds of thousands of federal workers who aren't losing their jobs or even changing desks.    Government officials say the average payout to date has been roughly $20,000, but the highest-paid government executives and military brass could be getting cheques up to $150,000.

Federal budget Taking aim at public service sick leave Budget 2015 Canada

A penny for your thoughts on the penny? More like 5.6 million of them.    The federal government and Royal Canadian Mint spent about $56,000 to have Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stamp the final Canadian penny produced for circulation during a news conference in May at the Mint in Winnipeg.

A penny for your thoughts on the penny? More like 5.6 million of them. The federal government and Royal Canadian Mint spent about $56,000 to have Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stamp the final Canadian penny produced for circulation during a news conference in May at the Mint in Winnipeg.

A First Nation that helped build Manitoba's newest hydroelectric dam is being accused by the federal government of misappropriating $4.6 million in job training funds.  The Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba received $8.4 million in federal funding to build a training centre for First Nation members who wanted to help build & operate the dam. The federal government claims NCN needed just $3.8 million to build the facility, known as the Aboriginal Training and Education Centre.

A First Nation that helped build Manitoba's newest hydroelectric dam is being accused by the federal government of misappropriating $4.6 million in job training funds. The Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba received $8.4 million in federal funding to build a training centre for First Nation members who wanted to help build & operate the dam. The federal government claims NCN needed just $3.8 million to build the facility, known as the Aboriginal Training and Education Centre.

Former Conservative cabinet minister Bev Oda spent nearly $16,000 of your tax dollars on limo and car services over the past five years.

International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda paid the government back on Monday after documents obtained by the Canadian Press showed she refused to stay at one five-star hotel in London, England and rebooked at another for more than double the cost.

Residents of the Innu communities of Natuashish and Sheshatshui say they want an investigation into large sums of money paid to those working with an Innu business company.    Paul Rich, the CEO of Innu Development Limited Partnership, made more than $1 million in the last two years. In 2011 alone, Rich's salary was $650,000.

Residents of the Innu communities of Natuashish and Sheshatshui say they want an investigation into large sums of money paid to those working with an Innu business company.