Taxpayers federation releases its naughty and nice list

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Who has been naughty and nice with taxpayer dollars in 2019?

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) came out with its annual naughty and nice lists Friday thanks to the help of Santa Claus, aka, Alberta Director Franco Terrazzano.

Tax reductions have some on the nice list while corporate handouts and greed had others get naughty mentions.

Among those receiving a lump of coal from the CTF is Calgary city Councillor Jeff Davison, who spearheaded the deal for a new NHL arena and events centre.

“Working hard to make sure that no billionaire owner is left on the streets without taxpayer money for a new professional arena,” said Terrazzano.

Also on the list is the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) for demanding an eight per cent wage increase and the Alberta finance department for what Terrazzano calls a sneaky backdoor bracket-creep income tax hike.

Meanwhile, two provincial politicians made the nice list, including Premier Jason Kenney, for axing the provincial carbon levy and reducing business taxes.

NDP MLA Richard Feehan was also commended for having zero taxpayer expenses since the provincial election.

“We all have more money to make sure our stockings are full, and our Christmas tree is surrounded by tonnes of gifts,” said Terrazzano

Chestermere City Council was also on the nice list after announcing a two per cent tax decrease for the second year in a row.

Earlier this month, Terrazzano presented cotton swabs to Calgary City Council and get-well kits to the legislature to reference the dozens of sick days taken by MLAs this year.

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