Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Re: We Won: Clifford Olson’s Stocking Empty

Well done on a needed change  -we will circulate this to our members . Accountability is a sweet victory for all Canadians  

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Canadian Taxpayers Federation <> wrote:
Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Dear Supporter:
  The only reason prisoners like Clifford Olson will no longer receive low-income senior's benefits is because of your donation that make the work of the CTF possible. Thanks for your support in 2010! Our privacy policy can be viewed here.
Great News!  Later today Bill C-31An Act to Amend the Old Age Security Act – will receive Royal Assent and become law of the land.  As of January 1st, serial child-killer Clifford Olson and other prisoners will no longer receive taxpayer-provided benefits intended to help low-income seniors.
One victory is saving taxpayers up to $10-million a year; but the larger victory is once again demonstrating that citizens can make a difference.

When the CTF learned that serial child-killer Clifford Olson was collecting Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement payments, we got organized.  We quickly gathered 46,000 signatures and delivered them to the minister responsible on Parliament Hill.  We issued statements, conducted media interviews, and testified in support of the bill to committees of both the House of Commons and Senate.  We won!

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We are grounded solely in the moral and financial support of thousands of Canadians who believe taxpayers deserve a voice.  
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This past year we achieved victories ending the practice of MPs sending junk mail outside their ridings; Parliament opening their books to the auditor general for the first time in 20 years and stopping a private members bill C-308 that would have added billions to the EI program by requiring applicants work a mere 45 days a year to qualify for benefits. And, we came just two votes short of ending the wasteful long-gun registry.
In 2011 we plan to restore the National Debt Clock and tour it across Canada as we did successfully in the 1990s.  While politicians appear to be lecturing Canadians about their household debt, we think it's time they take a look at their own.  Demanding governments at all levels move toward balanced budgets will be a top CTF priority in 2011.
Thank-you for your support in 2010 and the very best of the holiday season to each of you and your family.
--Troy, Kevin, Courtenay, Shannon and the rest of the CTF team.

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