Category Archives: Responsible and Accountable Expenditures

Political elitism: Brantford style

It’s almost three months into 2017 and Brantford, Ontario taxpayers are still reeling from a 4.39% property tax increase. After voting on the 4.39% property tax increase in January, Councillor Larry Kings told the Brantford Expositor:  “We’ve done the best … Continue reading

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People of Ontario: note to self

Do you want to be well prepared for the Ontario election on 7 June 2018?  May we suggest that you make notes to yourself and put them in your property or income tax file. Let’s start with a gem from … Continue reading

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Surely switching red & white health cards & hassling people to do so is well spent taxpayer $s

I came to emerg 5 hours ago and have only seen the triage nurse. But there’s time and money to switch red & white health cards & hassle me about switching.   I can’t find a family doctor in Ontario. … Continue reading

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3 Brantford councillors voted against 4.39% tax increase; but said hard work done on budget

Say what?  Talk about speaking out of both sides of one’s mouth. If hard work had been done on Brantford, Ontario’s 2017 budget, the tax increase would be zero or less than 1.6%, the rate of inflation. Another lame comment … Continue reading

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Voting for unicorns, rainbows & cherubic hair

Have Canadians learned a lesson about voting for the superficial? The cold hard truth of such folly was brought home to us by the federal government itself via a recent department of finance report (conveniently released in the midst of … Continue reading

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Alas, taxpayers

Government loves to spend the people’s money for its own end. In Brantford, Ontario the budget hand-wringing goes on while $15M goes to buy and fix the Federal Building, which is plan wrong. But wait, there’s more another Athletic Complex, … Continue reading

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“Climate-change” hoax for cash

Have you contacted your elected representatives to say that you are opposed to the spending of your tax dollars (or instituting new “fees,” i.e., taxes) on initiatives to thwart so-called “climate change?” If not, the book linked below is a … Continue reading

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Do you mind paying twice for your federal bldg?

Astute citizens make excellent points on Brantford, Ontario’s city council’s misguided decision to purchase Brantford’s Federal Building from the feds.  There is only one taxpayer.  Therefore, you the taxpayers of Brantford and those gone before you have already paid for … Continue reading

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Red and white health card switch: priorities anyone?

Here’s a sample of what some of you say about the once envied Ontario health care system courtesy of the London Free Press.  The full comments can be read at the link below. “Horrible, unacceptable wait times continue to haunt candidates … Continue reading

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Ratepayers need details on ON/QC electricity deal

We second the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s call for the Ontario government to reveal the nitty-gritty of the seven year deal to buy hydroelectric power from Quebec. Why? CTF Ontario Director Ms. Christine Van Geyn gets to the core of the … Continue reading

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