What Does the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Get From Its Right-Wing US Partner? - 2018-07-05

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F0.png What Does the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Get From Its Right-Wing US Partner? July 5, 2018, David Climenhaga, The Tyee

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a self-described non-partisan tax watchdog and taxpayer advocacy group once headed by Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney, has always been tight-lipped about the sources of its own funding and support.

This may be mildly ironic, given its vocal demands for transparency in government policy, but as a private organization that aggressively fundraises for small donations — it claims to receive about 30,000 individual donations yearly – it is certainly within its legal rights to do so.

However, given the CTF's tight ties to conservative Canadian political parties and its vocal advocacy of policies those parties support — often co-ordinated with conservative candidates through public policy pledges — it is troubling that mainstream media never seems to press the organization on this issue, and continues to treat it as if it were a non-partisan authority on tax policy.

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{{cite news | first = David | last = Climenhaga | title = What Does the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Get From Its Right-Wing US Partner? | url = https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/07/05/Canadian-Taxpayers-Federation-Get/ | work = The Tyee | date = July 5, 2018 | accessdate = March 19, 2019 }}