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News

Responding to the economic myths of Alberta’s trade minister

Tanya Fir released a statement last week regarding the jobs update from StatsCan. Given that she left out some information, I thought I’d take the liberty to respond.

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Comparing the economy during Notley’s & Kenney’s first years in office

Last week, I reported on Alberta’s economic environment for 2019. I also framed the story as the economy under Jason Kenney’s first year. Someone asked me to do the same thing for Rachel Notley’s first year.

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Chair announced for new Invest Alberta connected to $55,000 in PC & UCP donations

As I reported earlier, the corporation will be governed by a board of directors, including a chair and vice-chair. That board was approved today.

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News

UCP government to spend $58M on 20 private natural gas projects

More than a quarter of those projects are out of province.

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How did Alberta’s economy fare under Jason Kenney in 2019?

Each week, the provincial government releases an economic update. I decided to finally look at the most recent one, and here’s what I found.

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Alberta plans to spend $18 million to set up new Invest Alberta Corporation

If passed, a new bill would allow the provincial government to create a new corporation, which it plans to spend $6M a year to operate.

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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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News

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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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.