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Federal Liberals and Conservatives vote down NDP 1% wealth tax

With 292 Liberal, Conservative, and Bloc MPs voting against the tax, the 27 NDPs and Greens never stood a chance.

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Invest in workers instead of tax breaks to attract employers

Don’t convince companies to move here through financial incentives. Convince them by having the best workers.

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Alberta oil & gas firms get 3-year tax break on new wells and pipelines

Companies will also be exempt form having to pay the Well Drilling Equipment Tax for any new drills.

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Opinion

3 reasons why a sales tax isn’t better than an income tax

I’m not opposed to a consumption tax, per se, but it can’t be the only taxation source.

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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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Is it true that oil and gas is Alberta’s largest industry?

Last week, Alberta’s energy minister, sent out a tweet in which she claimed that the oil and gas sector is the largest industry in Alberta. But what does that mean?

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Opinion

Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft

If you’re friends with a libertarian, you’ve probably heard them say something like “taxation is theft”. Taxation isn’t theft; tax cuts are theft. More specifically, tax cuts on corporations and the rich are theft.

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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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Conservative governments cut taxes to increase corporate profit

Conservative governments cut expenses to save money from reduced revenues, because of their tax cuts, which are cut to increase profits for companies.

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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.