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Did the NDP corporate tax increase force companies to leave Alberta?

I looked at head office data for Alberta during 2012 and 2019 and compared it to other provinces.

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Alberta’s oil & gas sector generated -$212M in corporate tax revenue last year

Yep. You read that right. Negative $212 million.

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Alberta’s deficit drops by $10.5B, thanks to luck

While the deficit is projected at 57% lower now than February’s original projection, it’s not because the UCP are deficit-slaying masters.

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9 in 10 Canadians say large corporations & the rich are taxed too little

Vast majority of voters in all major parties want large corporations and the rich to pay more in taxes.

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O&G company lobbying UCP government to change municipal taxes

Tourmaline Oil Corp., a Calgary-based oil and gas company, has been meeting with Alberta government officials since last summer asking them to consider making changes to municipal taxes. According to the Alberta Lobbyist Registry, the company hired the Toronto-based lobbying firm Counsel Public Affairs Inc. last August. Two days later, CPA filed an initial return […]

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Responding to Travis Toews’ statement about Alberta’s nurses

He left out some details that I thought I’d clarify.

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Opinion

Why the private sector shouldn’t do public sector work

The main difference between a service performed by the public sector and the same service performed by the private sector is that the latter must generate a profit. That profit has 2 financial effects: it drives up prices or it drives down quality, which the purpose of either is to increase the profits generated. And […]

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Alberta’s proposed equalization referendum is a $1.4M shiny object

If passed, the referendum ultimately will change nothing for Alberta and will cost us over a million dollars in the process.

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Liberals create car, boat, and plane tax instead of a wealth tax

The new tax will raise less than 2% of the amount that a 1% wealth tax proposed by the NDP would’ve generated.

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Cutting taxes is a ridiculous political strategy

It’s impossible to maintain service delivery if the cost of delivering that service and the number of people accessing it both increase, while also reducing tax revenue.