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What the Canadian Taxpayer Federation got wrong about equalization

The CTF has created a new political action committee to sway voters on the equalization formula this October.

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UCP government borrowed $30B in debt in under 2 years

The UCP have borrowed nearly $18 billion a year, 20% more than the NDP borrowed.

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Alberta paid out $2.3M in expenses to ministers & staffers last year

Of that, $98,783.96 went to just one person.

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UCP hiking personal income tax by $200M in 2021

That’s despite a promise by Jason Kenney in 2019 for no changes to the current personal income tax system.

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Canada Pension Plan deductions going up as of tomorrow

Employees and employer will pay up to $268.45 more in 2021 than they did in 2020, and self-employed workers will pay up to $536.90 more.

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Did Alberta’s Job Creation Tax Cut end up creating jobs?

I tracked employment data for the year leading up to the COVID-19 lockdown this past spring, including before and after the UCP cut corporate taxes last summer.

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Alberta uses all of Lethbridge’s Municipal Stimulus funding on 3 projects

And it still falls $3 million short.

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UCP spending $20M to wean non-profits off government funding

Last week, the Government of Alberta announced the Civil Society Fund, focused on helping civil society organizations in the province. On the surface, spending $20 million (spread over 3 years) to help address social issues seems like a good idea. But if we look at wording in the announcement and related documents, we find a […]

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Alberta paid out nearly $20M to current and former MLAs last year

And that’s not counting the $3.5 million they paid out in pensions to former MLAs, their spouses, or other beneficiaries.

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It cost Kenney $2.8B to get Trudeau to spend $1B on AB climate initiatives

But at least low-income Albertans get an extra 22 bucks a month.