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LuAnne Sirdiak abruptly leaves Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council

LuAnne Sirdiak abruptly leaves Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Another senior official has abruptly left the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council.
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Sucking up to the Premier | Moral blindness in Alberta

Sucking up to the Premier | Moral blindness in Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

 

Wildrose strategist Tom Flanagan says, “A party that can always count on winning is likely to become unresponsive and even corrupt.” He’s right (think of the PCs’ willingness to accept contributions from public bodies like universities and municipalities), but perhaps even more dangerous is the warped consciousness which develops among the jurisdiction’s citizens.

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Laurie Blakeman on Protecting Groundwater

Laurie asks the government if our groundwater is at risk by allowing gravel mining in aquifers across the province then why are they not protecting them.
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Yedlin: Bank says taxes must play a role in solving Alberta's budget problem

Yedlin: Bank says taxes must play a role in solving Alberta's budget problem | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A TD Bank report outlining options for Alberta’s provincial budget — published one week before it's to be brought down by the government — gives further heft to the voices increasingly calling for ...
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"...in recent years there is a growing body of research that shows the progressivity of the tax system does matter,” said Derek Burleton, vice-president and deputy chief economist at TD Bank.

 

 

“Taxes have to be an important part of the equation. You are not going to close the gaps on the spending side alone,” said Burleton, adding he’s mindful of the political challenges associated with introducing a sales tax.

 

“The Alberta government needs to shift its attention longer term on reducing its reliance on volatile, non-renewable resource revenues as a funding source for operating spending, and in turn, build savings for the future,” the report states.

 

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Opposition sees red as Tories keep writing cheques

Opposition sees red as Tories keep writing cheques | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The election campaign has not yet officially started, but opposition parties were crying foul over the premier's tactics Thursday. (RT @LeighPatrick: #pcaa unethical to the core.
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McGuinty rebuffs Redford's oil-sands plea

McGuinty rebuffs Redford's oil-sands plea | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

In a rebuff to Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Mr. McGuinty said the climbing Canadian dollar has ‘knocked the wind’ out of Ontario exporters and manufacturing 

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