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September 13, 2008

John Williamson to leave Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has announced that after six years with the organization John Williamson has stepped down as its federal director today and left the organization to pursue studies at the London School of Economics.

John served as the CTF’s representative and national spokesman in Ottawa since January 2004 and joined the taxpayers’ watchdog group in September 2002 as provincial director in Ontario. would like to thank Mr. Williamson for allowing us to reproduce the text of his articles and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.

Text of the media advisory is available at:

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December 24, 2005

Happy Holidays and All the Best for 2006

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. Happy New Year! More to come in 2006...

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June 9, 2005

Calling all tax writers is looking for contributors and writers on all accounting, taxation, and financial planning topics from all regions of Canada.

Given that many tax industry professionals are overloaded during the winter months leading up to the personal tax filing deadline, now that the warmer weather is here, now is the time to concentrate on preparing a few articles to post to our blog.

Increase exposure to your target markets

All articles are posted with attribution to the author and a link to the author's web site. We're especially interested in developing a network of regional specialists to provide ongoing commentary on tax topics pertaining to the provinces and territories as well as Canada's larger municipalities.

Those interested in becoming contributors to should contact us at and review the Terms of Use.

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January 27, 2005

Welcome to the TAXES.CA Blog

On behalf of TAXES.CA, I would like to welcome you to the TAXES.CA web site and our Canadian tax blog.

TAXES.CA is an online service that strives to provide an additional source of taxation and financial planning information -- information of relevance to Canadians, information which you may not be able to get elsewhere, don't know exists on other sites, or have a hard time finding on the Internet.

Blogging as the New Journalism

For those not familiar with web logs and the blogging phenomenon, quite simply a "blog" acts as an online journal, home to a collection of thoughts, topics, commentary, articles, or simply links to other resources. The new journalism, blogs often serve the same purpose as more traditional media sources: inform, educate, influence, and entertain the masses, in addition to serving as a form of watchdog on a specific topic.

I don't think anyone will [mis]interpret us as a think tank or opinion magazine yet blogs are often the meeting ground of technology and public policy. This technology allows us to react quickly through less expensive means in a less formal environment on a variety of issues.

As this site develops, we will strive to provide new information and commentary on a variety of tax and tax-related topics. We will borrow the brainpower of industry experts (and those just willing to say what they think) to enhance the site with relatively small staff and infrastructure. We will seek the active involvement of industry professionals and constructive feedback from users like you. We will link to existing web-based resources while developing new content and services that meet the needs of our users and the restrictions of our budget.

What is TAXES.CA?

TAXES.CA is a Canadian online service dedicated to providing resources on Canadian taxation and financial planning information. The site currently contains three main components: a web log ("blog") of articles and commentary on Canadian tax issues; a directory service for listing and promoting industry professionals; and general taxation information, resources, and links.


In our country, next to hockey perhaps, the subject of taxes is one the most actively discussed and contentious of topics. We feel there is a need for an additional online resource to supplement (or provide diversity from) the resources on government web sites and those of the tax advocacy groups. We also see the need for more Canadian content on the Internet -- information by Canadians and for Canadians. Easy-to-remember Canadian domain addresses like TAXES.CA should be used as a channel to provide or link to this Canadian information, representing a variety of sources, opinions, and perspectives. We feel there is an opportunity to provide to Canadians a central, simple, easy-to-use resource for locating Canadian taxation and tax-related information.

Thanks to you

As online developers we provide the technical infrastructure and expertise to deliver the TAXES.CA online service. We will be relying on others to contribute content, expertise, and generally improve the quality of this site. We appreciate and thank the contribution of all who enrich our site. We especially thank you, the user, for visiting TAXES.CA. We hope you find the site informative, interesting, useful, and occasionally even a bit entertaining -- or dare we predict, even a bit controversial. We welcome your input and encourage you to provide your feedback.

David Jakob
President, TAXES.CA

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