At what point does an Alberta government look at the fact that “other taxes” provide higher revenues than resource royalties and say “we can’t count on this anymore”?
Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean It’s politically advantageous to set the narrative but the reality is not so forgiving. After Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Alberta’s credit rating for the seventh time in five years, and this recent downgrade under a Conservative government no less, Premier Jason Kenney came out swinging. “The […]
Federal party leaders breathed a sigh of relief after a recent EKOS poll confirmed none of them need to bother campaigning in Alberta or Saskatchewan. “We’re a conservative province,” said anyone from either province. “Ottawa ignores us so we want to send a message by doing absolutely nothing […]
Alberta’s United Conservatives have announced an audacious plan to address classroom crowding. (See Premier, we have thesauruses too!) The plan will see the walls removed from all classrooms in what were formerly known as public schools. “By eliminating literal barriers, we will remove the metaphorical barriers created by […]
In a scathing response to Amnesty International, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney used the only thing available to a puffed-up little bully who is justifying the desire to steal the lunch money of not-for-profits; a thesaurus. “I understood everything that uppity Amnesty International guy was saying and I disagreed […]
Ralph Klein’s legacy is more than austerity followed by spending like tomorrow was never going to arrive. It’s more than paying down the debt thanks to increased corporate taxes and a return to the boom we promised not to squander away (again). No, Ralph Klein’s legacy was coining […]
It would appear that Albertans have finally made a decision about whether they want cuts to services or higher taxes in the pursuit of a balanced budget.
In what may have been the fastest lane change in history, over one million Albertans have collectively decided that the next time they go to the polls, ethics will matter more than the economy. “Trudeau says he broke ethics laws to protect jobs?” Alberta’s Premier laughed at the […]
There’s an interesting debate being sparked in Alberta over safe consumption sites. That debate isn’t about whether we should have them or not. It isn’t about whether they’re helpful or harmful. The debate we are currently having is which lives matter. Prior to the 2019 election, many were […]