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