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.
I recently wrote about how people perpetuate this myth that Alberta sends too much money to Ottawa. In response, I had a few people comment saying that I was misunderstanding, that the real issue is that Alberta doesn’t get enough back.
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.
You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.
Some people think that businesses should pay less in taxes. Here’s why they should pay more.
You’ve probably seen the announcement by this point that the Alberta government is spending $1.5 billion on the Keystone XL pipeline. Here are 10 things you should realize about it.
Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.
If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.
I discovered that among all 18 Alberta cities, Lethbridge has the highest property taxes.
Not only is Lethbridge tied for the lowest paid workers in the province, but workers here are paid $1,000 per month less than the average of all Alberta cities.