Tax Talk With The Canadian Taxpayers Federation



Tax Talk, the podcast of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, is designed to educate and entertain, inspire and infuriate Canadian taxpayers.


  • Tax Talk Live: How much debt can a political party promise?

    07/04/2017 Duración: 48min

    The writ is about to be dropped in BC, but the election campaign is already in full swing. On May 9, British Columbians head to the polls – will they give the BC Liberals a fifth term? Or will the NDP bump their 3-for-19 slump and form government? And what about the Greens? Are they a one-seat wonder, or legitimate possibility to form opposition? BC Director Jordan Bateman and Alberta Director Paige MacPherson talk politics on Canada’s left coast.  

  • Terrence Corcoran Honoured With CTF Taxfighter Award

    06/04/2017 Duración: 37min

    At a ceremony in Toronto on April 5, 2017, Financial Post editor and writer Terrence Corcoran was honoured with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's highest award - the Taxfighter Award. This episode was taped live. Speakers: 00:00 Troy Lanigan, CTF president 04:45 Audio from a video honouring Terry 09:45 Adam Daifallah, CTF chairman of the board 23:07 Terrence Corcoran, Taxfighter Award winner

  • Tax Talk: Teddy Waste Award Recap 2017

    10/03/2017 Duración: 46min

    CTF research director Jeff Bowes, Alberta director Paige MacPherson and BC director Jordan Bateman chat about the 2017 Teddy Waste Awards. It’s the best of the worst of government waste – we laugh, we cry, we hand out golden pig trophies to embarrass the politicians and bureaucrats.  

  • 2017 Teddy Waste Award News Conference w/ Aaron Wudrick

    23/02/2017 Duración: 13min

    The Canadian Taxpayers Federation held its 19th annual Teddy Waste Awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste from the past year. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick served as host, joined by the CTF’s pig mascot Porky the Waster Hater and talented event hostess Sam. “We take our job as waste watchdogs seriously, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun highlighting some of the most outrageous examples,” said Wudrick. “Especially since governments seem infinitely creative when it comes to dreaming up new ways to waste money.”

  • Tax Talk Live: Mr. Trudeau Visits Mr. Trump

    17/02/2017 Duración: 42min

    Aaron Wudrick, Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman talk Trudeau spending, Trudeau travel, Trudeau & Trump, and the Fraser Institute debunking years of BC carbon tax spin.

  • Tax Talk Live - Property Taxes, AB debt, Olympics and More

    03/02/2017 Duración: 43min

    Paige and Jordan break down the week's tax and government spending news.

  • Tax Talk Live - Jan. 26, 2017

    26/01/2017 Duración: 40min

    Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman talk Trudeau town halls, First Nations accountability, Calgary property taxes, Laureen Harper's tweets, and more.

  • Tax Talk/Facebook Live: The Carbon Tax Arrives

    18/01/2017 Duración: 37min

    Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman talk carbon taxes - and take questions through Facebook Live.

  • Tax Talk - Chris Berg on Defeating the Australian Carbon Tax

    09/12/2016 Duración: 01h02min

    The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) was pleased to host Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) from Melbourne Australia, at a special reception at Calgary's Petroleum Club on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. The IPA led the successful campaign that ended that country's failed experiment with carbon taxes. As revenue hungry governments across Canada look to expand their coffers, this exclusive event will detail what these tax policies look like in practice and why they were reversed. About Australia's Carbon Tax: In 2009 there was a political consensus that Australia needed to “lead the world” in action on climate change. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd declared climate change “the greatest moral challenge of our time," and in 2011 the Australian government introduced one of the world's most ambitious carbon taxes. The Australian public turfed out its then-Labor government for an opposition that promised to “axe the tax.” The carbon tax was a major political issue for three elect

  • Red Tape Diaries: How 107 Taxes are Choking Vancouver's Housing Supply

    18/11/2016 Duración: 41min

    Jordan Bateman gave a speech to Trinity Western University's Generation Screwed looking at the 107 taxes, fees, levies and regulatory costs government imposes on new home construction in the City of Vancouver. While, yes, we must hold government to account for foreign buyers, shadow flippers, unscrupulous real estate agents and other price influences, we also need to hold a mirror up to the politicians and get them to think about how they cause housing prices to rise. This speech was given Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

  • Tax Talk -

    28/10/2016 Duración: 39min

    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne keeps making decisions that plunge Ontario taxpayers into energy poverty - but we're pushing back. Ontario CTF director Christine Van Geyn joins Paige and Jordan to talk about her campaign.

  • Tax Talk - SK, MB Carbon Tax w/ Todd MacKay

    21/10/2016 Duración: 43min

    CTF Prairie Director Todd MacKay joined Paige MacPherson & Jordan Bateman to talk about Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's continuing fight against Justin Trudeau's national carbon tax - and how Manitoba's Brian Pallister is ducking for cover. 

  • Tax Talk: The Atlantic Provinces Strike Back (Against The Trudeau Carbon Tax)

    14/10/2016 Duración: 36min

    CTF Atlantic Director Kevin Lacey joins Paige MacPherson and Jordan Bateman to talk about Nova Scotia and Newfoundland's opposition to the Trudeau carbon tax.

  • Tax Talk - Laval Boots Generation Screwed

    30/09/2016 Duración: 43min

    Aaron Gunn and Renaud Brossard of the Generation Screwed campus club network join Paige and Jordan to talk about the debt clock being kicked out of Laval University and the rest of their tour. Plus we talk a little US politics...

  • Tax Talk - Liberal Expenses and Fall 16 Agenda w/ Aaron Wudrick

    23/09/2016 Duración: 45min

    Could the Trudeau honeymoon be over? The Liberal government lurched from blunder to blunder this week and, of course, it's the taxpayers who suffered. CTF federal director Aaron Wudrick joined Paige and Jordan to recap the week and look at the Liberals' fall legislative agenda. Plus we talked debt clock, natural gas bans, carbon tax, and our Waste of the Week!

  • Tax Talk - Ontario Hydr-OH NO SHE DIDN'T!

    16/09/2016 Duración: 36min

    Christine Van Geyn joins Paige and Jordan to talk about the latest lunacy in Ontario - skyrocketing hydro rates and the premier launching a petition to, er, herself.  Plus we talk Trump hats at Alberta universities,, Vancouver's goofy vacant homes tax, and our waste of the week.

  • Stop the Victoria Gas Tax Hike!

    05/07/2016 Duración: 02min

    RED ALERT B.C. (especially Greater Victoria) taxpayers! Todd Stone and the BC Government seem ready to cave into your city councillors' demands for a two cent per litre gas tax hike for BC Transit. This despite a recent audit showing millions of dollars in waste at BC Transit! Take action now! Tell Todd Stone to reject the gas tax hike in the Capital Regional District. Email him NOW at And share this video making the case AGAINST the gas tax hike! If you ever buy gas on southern Vancouver Island, this tax will affect you! You can also sign our petition against the tax at

  • Tax Talk Live - Fighting Alberta's Growing Tax Burden w/ Amber Ruddy & Paige MacPherson

    24/06/2016 Duración: 46min

    CFIB's Amber Ruddy and CTF's Paige MacPherson are busy fighting the push for more property taxes in Alberta - we check in with them to see how the See Charter Think Tax campaign is going.

  • Vancouver Housing Taxes - Day 7

    10/06/2016 Duración: 02min

    Jordan Bateman finishes up our 7-podcast series on housing taxes in Vancouver by looking at some of the taxes/regulatory costs we DIDN'T include in our 37% housing tax rate calculation. The impact of the Agricultural Land Reserve and other hidden taxes.

  • Vancouver Housing Taxes - Day 6

    09/06/2016 Duración: 02min

    Jordan Bateman looks at the taxes and red tape that slow housing construction - with a special look at the stories told on the website.

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