Politicians who waste your money should be famous and we want to make sure they get all the attention they deserve at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s 2021 Teddy Waste Awards!
Each year, the CTF takes centre stage on Parliament Hill to hand out our iconic golden pig statues to the worst money-wasters in government.
This year, the presentation may be a little different, but the goal is the same: to make sure Canadians know how much of their money is being wasted (while still having a little fun with it!)
Do you have any nominees you’d like to send to us?
Have you noticed any local, provincial or federal politicians or governments wasting your tax dollars? How about a government department or agency?
If you know a waste story, please email us at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) . Help us give Canada’s wasteful public spenders the attention they so richly deserve.
Our 2020 winners ([link removed]) included Global Affairs Canada for flying chefs around the world, the Yukon Department of Tourism for throwing gold in a creek, the city of Toronto for cracking down on seniors’ euchre games, and a lifetime achievement award for ex-Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum for going to prison while still remaining eligible for $1 million in lifetime pension payments.
Often the nominees and winners are so outrageous it’s hard to believe they’re real.
The Teddys get a lot of media coverage every year: television, radio, newspapers, you name it. So please give us an internet link to a news story about your nominee. We need to be able to prove everything we say. Exposing waste and corruption is serious business, even when it’s seriously funny!
Thanks for all you do,
--Aaron, Shannon, Todd and the rest of the CTF team
PS: Your donation is what makes this and other CTF events possible. Please consider making a donation today. Visit our secure donation website at: [link removed] ([link removed])
PPS: You can check out some of the funniest/infuriating waste stories on the Canadian Taxpayers Podcast ([link removed]) . You can subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and many other podcast providers. Or you can listen in on YouTube ([link removed]) .