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Economy, Politics

The annual government waste awards announced

Once again it’s time for the “Teddy” awards. Named after a government bureaucrat known for charging personal expenses to the taxpayer, the awards are announced annually by the non-profit advocacy group the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).  This was the 22nd »


Canadian Taxpayers Federation:The year-end financial naughty and nice list

It’s an annual assessment of what the government and other public agencies do with Canadian’s tax money. The non-profit taxpayer advocacy group, Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has just released this year’s assessment of what is being done with taxes. The »

Economy, Politics

It’s the annual “Teddy Awards”: Government waste at its best (?)

You might be forgiven if you haven’t heard of the Teddy Awards, it’s not something that governments across Canada are eager to promote. The Teddy trophies, resembling pigs are given out by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), a not-for-profit organisation »

Economy, Politics

Canadian’s tax dollars at work…or not!

Today was the annual Teddy awards ceremony in the national capital Ottawa. Every year, the citizen’s advocacy group, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, announces its awards for the most flagrant examples of government spending waste. Aaron Wudrick is the CTF federal »

Economy, Politics, Society

Annual Teddy Awards for government waste

Once again, one of Canada’s most embarrassing awards ceremonies have been held. The “Teddy” awards are given out to mark the worst examples of government waste of taxpayers money. Aaron Wudrick is the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation »

Economy, Politics, Society

Deficits, debt, and election promises

In the current federal election campaign, the various parties vying to become the next government have proposed various spending platforms, some proposing a deficit budget to bring the country out of its mild recession.  However, a deficit means adding to »