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Christine Van Geyn

Ontario Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Christine is the Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a non-profit organization that advocates for lower taxes, less waste, and accountable government. <br> <br> www.taxpayer.com
Don't Blame Foreign Buyers For Soaring GTA Home

Don't Blame Foreign Buyers For Soaring GTA Home Prices

Instead of blaming foreign demand for prices that are rising because of government-imposed supply restrictions, the government should address how their own ideologically driven policies are contributing to the affordability crisis. But blaming others means the government doesn't need to change.
03/23/2017 10:25 EDT
Cap And Trade Takes From Poor And Gives To

Cap And Trade Takes From Poor And Gives To Rich

The reverse Robin Hood philosophy has been fully embraced by the Ontario government, an odd turn of events for the self-proclaimed "social justice premier." Nothing shows this philosophy better than the government's newest costly experiment, the cap-and-trade carbon tax.
02/08/2017 02:56 EST
Ontario Desperately Needs A Realistic Plan To Curb

Ontario Desperately Needs A Realistic Plan To Curb Spending

Every winter, the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance invites groups to make submissions about what they would like to see in the spring budget. Every year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation does what no other group in Ontario does: they ask the government to spend less money, not more.
12/13/2016 04:12 EST
Kathleen Wynne Wants To Throw Your Money Away On Cap And

Kathleen Wynne Wants To Throw Your Money Away On Cap And Trade

Based on the Auditor General's analysis, Ontario businesses are expected to send $466 million to California and Quebec under cap and trade by 2020. And by 2030, businesses will have sent about $2.2 billion. That's all money leaving the Ontario economy to achieve almost nothing. Sadly, it's just the beginning.
12/05/2016 03:04 EST
We All Pay The Price For Runaway Political Correctness On

We All Pay The Price For Runaway Political Correctness On Campus

The reality is that every single person who wants to engage in free expression on university must deal with the campus thought police, first. The Canadian Taxpayer Federation's (CTF) student initiative, Generation Screwed, which deals with government debt and fiscal issues, has had its own share of challenges.
11/30/2016 11:44 EST
Premier Wynne Hasn't Learned From Her Hydro Disaster

Premier Wynne Hasn't Learned From Her Hydro Disaster Mistake

The premier may finally be able to recognize her mistakes with hydro rates, now that thousands of suffering Ontario families are screaming about it. But apparently, she isn't able to recognize the mistake she's currently in the process of making with cap and trade. Count that as a lesson not learned.
11/22/2016 07:57 EST
Kathleen Wynne Blames Your Family For Costly Ontario Climate

Kathleen Wynne Blames Your Family For Costly Ontario Climate Plan

The premier said that the new tax on home heating fuels and gasoline is necessary because Ontarians are "very bad actors in terms of our per capita emissions." That's right, the new tax on keeping your family warm in the winter and on your daily commute to work is because Ontarians are "bad actors."
10/13/2016 11:47 EDT
Keep Net Zero

Keep Net Zero Bargaining

Premier Wynne has removed the "net zero" requirement from government employee contract bargaining, effectively re-opening the floodgates of wage increases for bureaucrats and other unionized government employees. Here's what that means for Ontarians.
09/30/2016 08:29 EDT
Wynne Launches Petition Against...

Wynne Launches Petition Against... Herself?

Without an ounce of self-awareness, the party that for over a decade has bungled Ontario's electricity policy, resulting in the fastest growing rates in North America, is petitioning itself against the high rates for which they are responsible.
09/15/2016 12:38 EDT
Premier Wynne Making Life Harder For Ontario

Premier Wynne Making Life Harder For Ontario Taxpayers

Over the long weekend, many Ontarians took time to visit friends and family across the province. For many, a topic of conversation over dining tables or dockside drinks was the state of the province and revelations from the past week of the conduct of Premier Kathleen Wynne. But where to begin?
05/25/2016 10:59 EDT
Ontario Liberals Must Repay Secret Funds Funneled To

Ontario Liberals Must Repay Secret Funds Funneled To Unions

If someone gave you $80.5 million dollars, you'd probably feel pretty good about them. You may want to shout it from the rooftops that you think they're great -- and you may even be willing to pay a million dollars or two to shout it, especially if it meant the money would keep rolling in. In essence, that's what auditor general Bonnie Lysyk found was happening in Ontario with the Wynne government's secret payments to teachers' unions. The total amounts paid by the government to teachers union organizations is astounding: since 2000, $80.5 million in taxpayer money has been funneled to teachers' organizations.
05/19/2016 05:57 EDT
Ontario's Hocus Pocus

Ontario's Hocus Pocus Budget

There's nothing magical about the ninth consecutive deficit, or the $296 billion in debt the province will have as of March 31. Nor in the nearly one billion per month in interest payments our government has us paying. But Wynne and Sousa's commitment that the budget will be balanced next year requires faith in the supernatural.
03/03/2016 11:38 EST
Let's Call Ontario Teachers' Action The Strike It Actually

Let's Call Ontario Teachers' Action The Strike It Actually Is

Elementary teachers in Ontario have now escalated what they are calling "work-to-rule" job action by withdrawing from extracurricular activities for students. Parents, students and now even the Premier are getting frustrated with the hold-out union. The Premier has stated that if an agreement is not reached with Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) by November 1st, she may approve docking teachers' pay.
10/31/2015 10:27 EDT