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Royalty rates aren’t a tax

Non-renewable resources are public resources, and companies who extract them for a profit should pay the public for them.

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UCP spending $6M on “sunshine list” staffers, double what NDP did

The UCP are spending over $6 million on 51 “sunshine list” staffers, compared to the NDP, who spent $3 million on 24.

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UPDATED: UCP’s August fiscal update hides severity of budget cuts

An earlier version of this article misrepresented data from the 2020–2021 fiscal update.

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UCP and NDP tied in new poll, NDP leading in Calgary & Edmonton

NDP leading among young, female, urban, university-educated voters. UCP leading among older, male, rural, college-educated voters.

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News

Alberta gave $5B in royalty discounts to oil & gas sector since 2015

Through royalty adjustments, the provincial government reduces royalty rates for fossil fuel companies, which they hope will encourage new oil and natural gas reserves and improve the longevity of already existing reserves.

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“Conscience Rights Protection Act” MLA to oversee $14M in palliative care funding

The person who wanted to limit access to some aspects of palliative care in Alberta will be responsible for determining how funding is spent on palliative care, potentially including end-of-life care.

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Alberta’s oil & gas sector lost thousands of jobs in August

Alberta gained 9,700 jobs last month—it’s smallest increase since the pandemic began—but the forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas sector lost 9,100.

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Royalties funded only 15.5% of Alberta revenue since 2008

We’ve received roughly the same amount in federal transfer payments over the last 13 years as we have royalties, with each of them bringing in a little over 15.5% of the total revenue.

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The 10 Alberta industries that generated the most income tax revenue in 2019

10 industries generated 83.5% of corporate income tax revenue collected by the Alberta government in 2019. Guess which one didn’t make the list.

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News

Kenney shuffles the 5 acting ministers for the ministry of justice

Last week, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved a recommendation from Jason Kenney to update the acting minister assignments.