PM Justin Trudeau tops Canadian Taxpayers Federation's 2020 naughty list

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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has released its naughty and nice list for the year — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tops their naughty list.

“Lying to Canadians and hiking the cost of heating our homes is a sure-fire way to land you on the naughty List and the Prime Minister has achieved that in spectacular fashion,” said Aaron Wudrick, federal director of the CTF. “Some politicians and bureaucrats did manage to land on the nice List this year, so let’s hope Trudeau aims for that in 2021.”

Trudeau promised not to hike taxes, but he more than tripled the carbon tax up to $170 per tonne by 2030 and also announced a second carbon tax.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the naughty List because he broke an election promise and forked over corporate welfare to Ford Motor Company.

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Politicians who made the nice List cut their own pay.

Bureaucrats who slashed import taxes on masks and gloves to help fight COVID-19 also made the nice List.


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“We spend all year taking politicians and bureaucrats to task for wasting taxpayers’ money and moving at a snail’s pace when they need to fix something, so it’s nice to be able to give kudos to those who voluntarily reduced their own pay and moved quickly to reduce costs,” said Franco Terrazzano, the CTF’s Alberta Director.

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“B.C. Premier John Horgan squeaked onto the nice List this year because he paused his scheduled hike to his provincial carbon tax, we hope he goes all the way and scraps it soon!”

The naughty list includes Trudeau, Ford, politicians who hiked their own pay, and city halls that wasted money.

The nice list includes Finance Canada bureaucrats, politicians who cut their own pay, and Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer for scrapping bracket creep tax hikes.

The full list can be found at

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