The teddy, the pigshaped award given annually by the ctf to governments worst waste offenders, is named for ted weatherill, a former federal appointee who was fired in 1999 for submitting a. The federal spending wastebook is outrageous in more ways. Mar 04, 2015 former federal cabinet minister and london, ont. O ne of the most popular and enduring icons of american politics, senator william proxmires golden fleece award embodied both outrage and humor as it put the public spotlight on waste and abuse of taxpayer money to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the famous waste busting award, senator proxmire asked taxpayers for common sense tcs to revive the golden fleece award.
Teddy waste awards canadian injured workers association of. Fontana is the winner of the 2015 federal teddy waste award, a. Here is a list of my personal worst of the worst in federal waste. Here youll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, kindle ebooks, audible audiobooks, and so much more. Powells is an independent bookstore based in portland, oregon. Canadian taxpayers federation presents 21st annual teddy. The 34th teddy award takes place within the framework of the berlin international film festival from february 20, 2020 march 1, 2020 and is awarded in the categories best feature film, best documentary film, best short film, jury award and the teddy readers award.
Former mp given federal tax waste awardottawa former federal cabinet minister and london, ont. The teddies are awarded to government entities and politicians wasteful spending or high taxes. Waste haulers throughout the country have combined wastebooksonline with their chosen accounting process to achieve the best overall software solution that marries both the accounting and operations functionality into one software. In 2017 the auditor general completed a followup audit examining atcons books in.
An employee of an athletics department at an ncaa member institution, or anyone who has been so employed within the last three years, is not eligible for the award. Canadian taxpayers federation federal director aaron wudrick with mascot and teddy awards in 2015 fred chartrand cp the 2019 best worst of government waste awards. The teddy is a pig shaped award given annually by the ctf to government s worst waste offenders. Ottawa the federal government has been given a dubious award for spending millions of tax dollars to promote a job grant that doesnt yet exist. Headline politics 20th annual teddy awards for government waste. Vancouvers olympic debt, a staff spa day in manitoba, auto industry handouts and a flying banana were examples of government waste that earned teddy awards handed out by the canadian taxpayers. The federal spending wastebook is outrageous in more. Fontana named federal teddy winner for defrauding taxpayers. Well, the taxhating organization has announced the results of its. The trudeau government, bombardier and pei tourism were among the winners of the teddy waste awards handed out by the canadian taxpayers federation to highlight outrageous cases of wasteful. Translink wins teddy waste award for south surrey park and ride lot that almost no one uses.
Teddy award the official queer award at the berlin international film festival. Legislature clerk craig james and sergeantatarms gary lenz municipal the city of. Here, an independent jury implies that its members are not officially selected by the committee of the berlinale. Citizens against government waste releases 2018 pig book. Alison redford loses provincial teddy waste award to ontario. Feb 26, 2014 every year, the canadian taxpayers federation celebrates the best of the worst in government waste with its teddy waste awards. Theodore rex by edmund morris goodreads share book.
Harper government gets wasteful spending prize for ad blitz. The 2014 tome is chock full of government waste ranging from the redundant to the downright absurd. Joining the ctfs pig mascot porky the waste hater was ctf federal director gregory thomas in his third year as master of ceremonies, and talented event hostess nakisa. Alison redford loses provincial teddy waste award to. Sadly, we are never short on nominees, as government. Every year, the ctf takes centre stage in the national press theatre on parliament hill to hand out golden pig statues to the worst moneywasters in government. Every year, oklahoma senator tom coburn and his staff compile an exhaustive volume of wasteful government spending from that year. Fontana is the winner of the 2015 federal teddy waste award, a dubious honour bestowed on individuals and governments each year by the canadian taxpayers federation. The awards event took place on parliament hill in the charles lynch press theatre. The annual government waste awards announced rci english.
On june, 2014, former member of parliament and former mayor of london, joe fontana was convicted of breach of trust, fraud and uttering forged documents. Top 20 worst ways the government wasted your tax dollars. Teddy awards expose government waste chatham daily news. Feb 14, 2018 every year, the competition is stiff, but we narrow it down to a handful of the most ridiculous stories.
The department of canadian heritage winner nominated for. Every year, the competition is stiff, but we narrow it down to a handful of the most ridiculous stories. The teddy is a pig shaped award given annually by the ctf to governments worst waste offenders. For the second year in a row, members of congress have set records for the cost and number of earmarks during the supposed earmark moratorium.
A look back at every teddy awardwinning organization, dating back to the programs inception in 1994. Ottawa the federal government has been given a dubious award for spending. Former mp given federal tax waste award ottawa former federal cabinet minister and london, ont. Teddy, kentucky, an unincorporated community in the us. The waste books is a collection of 1,085 aphorisms and other short writings by a curious german hunchback who had a crater on the moon named after him. Every year for the past 14, the canadian taxpayers federation ctf has handed out teddy awards to the worst examples of wasteful spending by federal, provincial and municipal governments. The canadian taxpayers federation held its 20th annual teddy waste awards this week, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste. Citizens against government wastes cagw 2019 congressional pig book exposes 282 earmarks, an increase of 21. We narrow it down to a handful of the most ridiculous stories, said aaron wudrick, federal.
Canadian taxpayers federation presents 22nd annual teddy. Tom coburn was always going to be a tough act to follow when it came to producing the colorful wastebook that he and his staff produced every year to document what they. The book opens with vicepresident roosevelt being summoned to buffalo, new york after the assassination attempt and imminent death of. C british columbia received two nominations for the canadian taxpayers federations teddy waste awards that were announced today. Roger redman who makes more than pm wins annual teddy.
Since my job is to be a watchdog on government waste, im often asked about the most outrageous cases. The teddy, a pigshaped award given annually by the ctf to governments worst waste offenders, is named for ted weatherill, a former federal. Electronic waste includes such items as tvs, computers, lcd and plasma displays, and mobile phones, as well as a wide range of household, medical and industrial equipment which are simply discarded as new technologies become available. The scandal of the squandered billions from lord irvines wallpaper to eu saunas first edition by elliott, matthew, rotherham, lee isbn. The selection of the theodore roosevelt award recipient is made by the ncaa honors committee in june. Most outrageous government waste foundation for economic. Calgarys gaffeprone public art program gets award for. Theodore rex is a meticulously researched and beautifully written biography of theodore roosevelt and the second book of the trilogy by pulitzer prizewinning author, edmund morris, of one of our more beloved presidents. Teddy waste awards canadian injured workers association. The 2019 best worst of government waste awards announced. The teddy, a pigshaped award given annually by the ctf to government s worst waste offenders, is named for ted weatherill, a former federal appointee who was fired in 1999 for submitting a. The mission of canadian taxpayers federation is to lower taxes, lessen waste, and increase government accountability. Nominated for two ctf teddy waste awards victoria ping pong table recognized translinks red paint stands out.
Canadian taxpayers federation presents 21st annual teddy awards for government waste canadian taxpayers federation presents 21st annual teddy awards for government waste federal prime minister justin trudeaus india trip provincial b. Netnewsledger tenth anniversary of teddy awards recognizing. Following wednesdays announcement of the annual teddy awards, which shame wasteful government spending, were once again reminded of why the canadian taxpayers federation is so valuable. He was primarily a scientist, but also a satirist, and this is a book he never intended to publish, being a compilation of notebooks of his observations, thoughts and reflections. Taxpayer group gives teddy waste award for nonexistent job grant. Exlondon mayor joe fontana lands teddy waste award for. Ottawa politics the annual awards recognizing the best of the worst in government waste was celebrated by the canadian taxpayers federation this past week.
Thats a tough call because government bureaucrats never take care of your money as carefully as you would take care of it yourself. Schatz is president of citizens against government waste. The awards event took place on parliament hill in the west blocks press conference room. The books homepage helps you explore earths biggest bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Feb 22, 2017 ontario government mocked for wasteful spending with awards from taxpayers federation. As part of the celebrations commemorating canadas 150th birthday, the department of canadian heritage buil t a temporary outdoor skating rink on parliament hill. Huge and growing quantities of waste are discarded every year and this waste contains toxic and carcinogenic compounds which can.
The canadian taxpayers federation held its annual teddy waste awards ceremony wednesday morning and they didnt forget about former alberta premier alison redford. Canadian taxpayers federation hands out teddy awards for. The canadian taxpayers federation ctf today held its 16th annual teddy waste awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste. Awards mocking wasteful spending target city of victoria. Here, an independent jury implies that its members are.
Ontario government mocked for wasteful spending with. The teddy awards, a creation of the canadian taxpayers federation, honour wasteful spending by governments. There was really only one contender to win the federal teddy award for worst government waste. Teddy stadium, a football stadium in jerusalem named after teddy kollek. Watchdog group citizens against government waste cagw released its annual congressional pig book on wednesday, shedding light on the federal government s porkbarrel spending. Saturday january 28th, 2017 posted by craig eyermann at 10. A look back at every teddy award winning organization, dating back to the programs inception in 1994. Cagw just hosted its wellknown washington awards show, complete with men in pig costumes and actual pigs. Where hardearned taxpayer dollars go to disappear theyre called the teddy awards named after a former government bureaucrat, ted. Canadian taxpayers federation the federal teddy waste award. Band chief who makes more after tax income than pm wins annual teddy waste award a saskatchewan first nation chief who earns more than the prime minister is the winner of an annual waste award. The federation has announced the annual teddy government waste award winners, handing two of the.
Teddy award the official queer award at the berlin. The teddy award is a societal engaged political award, which is given to films and people, that communicate queer themes and content on a large scale and con. A number of the programs or projects he targeted were curtailed, modified or canceled, helping to save american taxpayers millions of dollars. Teddy award, issued by the canadian taxpayers federation for examples of high taxes and government waste. Ontario government mocked for wasteful spending with awards. Following wednesdays announcement of the annual teddy awards, which shame wasteful government spending, were once again reminded of why the canadian taxpayers federation is.
The yukon government has won an award it probably didnt want to. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. The canadian taxpayers federation today held its 22nd annual teddy waste awards ceremony, celebrating the best of the worst in government waste uncovered in the past year. Theyre called the teddy awards named after a former government bureaucrat, ted weatherhill, who was eventually fired after charging taxpayers vast sums for food and drink expenses over several years.
The canadian taxpayers federation presents its annual teddy awards in ottawa for government waste and improper spending. Teddy grahams, a bear shaped graham cracker snacks. He is a consultant for theodore tutorials, which provides training solutions to industry, academia, and government. Translink wins teddy waste award for south surrey park and. Taxpayer group gives teddy waste award for nonexistent.
The canadian taxpayers federations 2017 teddy waste awards are coming up fast. Dec 01, 2016 the complete list of teddy award winners. Ontario government mocked for wasteful spending with awards from taxpayers federation. Named after a government bureaucrat known for charging personal expenses to the taxpayer, the. Teddy government waste awards winners canadian taxpayers. Federal director aaron wudrick and ontario director jasmine pickel served as cohosts, joined by ctfs pig mascot porky the waster hater. Powells books the worlds largest independent bookstore.
Nov 30, 2015 lankfords federal fumbles picks up where coburn left off on detailing potential government waste. The teddy award is an international film award for films with lgbt topics, presented by an independent jury as an official award of the berlin international film festival the berlinale. Jul 18, 2019 through the golden fleece award, senator proxmire fought for american taxpayers by focusing public attention on budgetary waste in every branch of government. Ottawa ontarios government, the city of victoria and canada revenue agency have won awards for wasteful government spending, as judged by the canadian taxpayers federation.760 615 1459 684 624 1070 1195 1516 493 1141 1396 1231 1246 1229 1117 1265 729 128 368 555 62 618 249 195 465 893 1450 868 1172 354 348 1219 1325 1111 788 725 608 397 344 366 507