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