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Pro-business group praises UCP’s pro-business regulation cuts

Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses gave the UCP government an A grade for cutting regulations for businesses.

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Jack Mintz is wrong about Canada’s economy

The U of C economist is blaming government regulation for Canada’s stagnating economy.

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NDP minimum wage increases didn’t raise youth unemployment

Minimum wage increases between 2015 and 2019 didn’t raise unemployment among youth. Nor did they going back to 1976.

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UCP budget predicts $125 billion debt by next election

Income tax revenues are $4.2B lower than planned this year. Oil & gas revenue is $3.4B lower. Federal transfer payments are $2.2B higher.

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Opinion

There’s more to economic efficiency than financial benefits

Sometimes there are benefits that can’t be bought. And not all resources must generate a profit.

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Bankruptcies hit record low in Canada during pandemic

It seems that banks and other creditors providing deferral periods for their clients actually worked. And a federal benefit probably helped, too.

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Alberta wood products reach record prices

Earlier this week, the Government of Alberta announced that the provincial forestry sector has recently seen record wood prices.

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Lethbridge 2019 exports passed $1.2B, up 16%

That makes it the largest increase since 2014 and the 5th largest over the last 15 years.

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UCP government announces new Mineral Advisory Council

Yesterday, the provincial government announced they had appointed a 5-member Mineral Advisory Council to help attract investment in mineral mining.

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Ottawa to spend over $8M on clean technology start ups in Alberta

The money will help the 3 Calgary-based companies develop technologies in wastewater filtration, well drilling, and well sensing.