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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.

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Taxes are payment for services rendered

They’re not payment for future services, and certainly not benevolent gives from corporations and the wealthy.

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UCP remove film tax credit cap they created

The UCP recently changed the film & TV tax credit to remove a $10 million cap that they implemented just last year.

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Debunking the propaganda in Kenney’s supreme court response

Jason Kenney didn’t like the Supreme Court’s decision on the federal carbon tax. In his response, he left out a few glaring details.

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Funding public services benefits us indirectly, too

I often hear people claim that their tax dollars shouldn’t go to this or that thing because they will never use it or they think it’s a waste of money.

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Opinion

Oil & gas projects provide tax revenue & create jobs. So what?

Specific projects should be judged based on their specific benefits, not benefits they share with hundreds of other projects.

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News

How Alberta’s personal income tax is scamming poor people

The more money you make in Alberta, the better off you are come tax time, compared to the other provinces.

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What the Canadian Taxpayer Federation got wrong about equalization

The CTF has created a new political action committee to sway voters on the equalization formula this October.

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UCP hiking personal income tax by $200M in 2021

That’s despite a promise by Jason Kenney in 2019 for no changes to the current personal income tax system.

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Canada Pension Plan deductions going up as of tomorrow

Employees and employer will pay up to $268.45 more in 2021 than they did in 2020, and self-employed workers will pay up to $536.90 more.