Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 07:10 pm
These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Right-Center biased based on advocacy for conservative-libertarian economic policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is a federally incorporated, non-profit organization and taxpayers advocacy group that claims 30,000+ donors in 2018 and is governed by a six-person board of directors. The organization advocates lower taxes, reducing what it considers to be wasteful government spending, and increasing government accountability.
Funded by / Ownership
The Canadian Tax Payers Federation is a federally incorporated non-profit funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation advocates for conservative fiscal policy. The website features a newsroom that reports news with moderately loaded emotional language, such as this Teachers’ compensation is the cost elephant in the room. This story offers reasonable sourcing. The website also offers petitions to curb what they feel is wasteful spending, such as this Stop Trudeau’s debt dive and No Carbon Taxes! Finally, they have a section where they answer questions such as Who do we owe our federal debt to?
Editorially, the CTF aligns with Libertarian right as they generally advocate for free-market principles. When reviewing sources, we check on their adherence to the consensus of science. The CTF does not deny climate change, but they do not accept many government interventions Trudeau’s carbon tax is fake environmental policy. In general, they report factually and with a right-leaning libertarian bias.
Failed Fact Check
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Overall, we rate the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Right-Center biased based on advocacy for conservative-libertarian economic policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/25/2017) Updated (6/4/2021)