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Why an 8% corporate tax rate won’t create 55,000 jobs

The UCP government decided that one key to boosting the economy is reducing the tax rate to 8%, 2 years earlier than planned. Except tax cuts don’t create jobs.

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Alberta cuts $250,000 from Indigenous business investment grant

The provincial government recently announced that applications for the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund opened on 29 June. Except they forgot to mention something.

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UCP announced $10 billion in capital spending. Here’s why it’s misleading

The UCP government released the Alberta’s Recovery Plan this week. One thing highlighted in the recovery plan is capital spending of over $10 billion, “the largest ever capital spend” in Alberta.

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Alberta to spend $200M on infrastructure projects. There’s a catch though.

The Alberta government announced yesterday that it plans to fund 124 infrastructure projects throughout the province. But there are a couple of things they left out from the news release.

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Opinion

Debunked: Alberta doesn’t send the most money to Ottawa

The idea that Alberta has contributed more than any other province is a complete myth. Alberta, as a government, has never contributed to the equalization programme.

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Jason Kenney’s principal advisor claimed over $11,000 a month in travel costs

David Knight-Legg was under fire last year for racking up $45,000 in travel expenses over 4 months. That amount has increased to over $112,000.

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LaGrange announced $250M in education capital funding. But there’s a catch.

Earlier this week, the minister of education announced that she was increasing capital funding for school divisions by $250 million. That seems like a lot of money, but there are some things to keep in mind.

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62 MLAs claimed over $1 million combined in accommodation expenses last year

I recently searched through the expense claims for all the MLAs and found 62 MLAs who expensed any amount under this allowance during the 2019–2020 fiscal year.