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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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Opinion

Debunked: Why Alberta gets so little money from Ottawa

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.

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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.

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Opinion

Corporate tax breaks don’t create jobs

You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.

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Opinion

Why companies should pay more taxes

Some people think that businesses should pay less in taxes. Here’s why they should pay more.

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News

10 things to know about Alberta’s Keystone XL announcement

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.

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News Uncategorized

Alberta workers ignored during COVID-19 crisis

Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.

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Opinion

Capitalism is making the pandemic worse

If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge has the highest property taxes in Alberta

I discovered that among all 18 Alberta cities, Lethbridge has the highest property taxes.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge workers are the lowest paid in Alberta

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.