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Canadian Taxpayer Federation: Municipal Ratepayers Guide

Section: How to Start a Group / Members Highlights
4 June 2017 | Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) / Canada


Canada has roughly 4,000 municipal governments from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and while the CTF keeps tabs on several large cities, one organization cannot be a watchdog for every single one of them. It’s up to concerned citizens across the country to accept a leadership role in “watch-dogging” their local government.

Forming a municipal ratepayers association (RPA) within a community is the first step towards productively channeling concern about high taxes, wasteful government spending and a lack of accountability into positive outcomes. Getting organized can be both fun and rewarding, but success will require determination, patience and as this guidebook’s existence implies, some advice.

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The Macron Magic: It Will Not Last

Section: Members Highlights / WTA Blog
26 May 2017 | Contribuables Associés / France


Unknown only three years ago, Emmanuel Macron ascended to the presidency of the French Republic without the support of a single traditional political party. An advisor and later a government minister to a very unpopular President, not only he benefited from circumstances that expelled his main rivals from the race, but he also seduced the French people with the charm of his smile and youth. What got him elected, then, was a real “tour de magie”, a magic trick.

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New OECD Report: Taxing Wages 2017

Section: Tax Facts / WTA Blog
22 May 2017 | New OECD Report: Taxing Wages 2017

Taxes on labour income for the average worker across the OECD continued to decrease for the third consecutive year during 2016, dropping to 36% of labour costs, according to a new OECD report.

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Bureaucracy Index

Section: Members Highlights / WTA Blog
22 May 2017 | Bureaucracy Index

The Slovak-based Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS) created and launched in 2016 a Bureaucracy Index. Its goal is to establish a comprehensive list and subsequent cost of bureaucratic burden in a national economy.

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