CANADA: Fighting for Taxpayers in the Courts

Section: Members Highlights / WTA Blog
28 January 2019 | Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) / Canada

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is involved in intervening on behalf of taxpayers in four court cases: two involve supporting provinces (sub-national governments) in their effort to stop the federal government from imposing carbon taxes. One other case involves arguing that if governments take money illegally (as deemed by the courts) they should be required to pay it back. And finally is a case involving what the CTF dubs “gag laws” (restrictions on citizen groups to undertake paid advertising to support or oppose public policies). This particular law would require any donation to a group engaged in advertising to disclose their name. Obviously, such a law would invade privacy but more importantly prevent barriers to people criticizing their government.