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Opinion

Tax breaks don’t help the poor

Tax breaks, top ups, matching funds—none of them help poor people because they all require poor people first spending money they don’t have.

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Opinion

Billionaires should not exist

Billionaires steal money from workers, then they hoard the money, which keeps that money from circulating in the economy.

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Opinion

Tax cuts are job cuts: a running total

In this article, I will keep a running total of the number of public sector job losses in Alberta.

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Lethbridge SCS

My response to “SCS isn’t to blame for crime problems”

Yesterday, someone wrote a letter to the editor of the Lethbridge Herald. This person is dealing with drug addiction and was providing some insight from that perspective on the benefits of the supervised consumption site, as well as addressing some myths. Naturally, the online version of the letter received negative feedback, many with the same, […]

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Opinion

Tax credits don’t help taxpayers

Must be a federal election. The Conservatives are promising tax credits again, and disguising them as tax cuts.

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Opinion

Rhetoric around Indigenous people hindering progress

This sort of language is a continuation of centuries-old rhetoric of Indigenous people hindering settler progress.

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Opinion

How landlords exploit renters

People don’t agree with me when I tell them that landlords exploit their renters to make money.

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Opinion SCS

My email to the SCS Review Committee

The Alberta government established a Supervised Consumption Services Review Committee to evaluate the social and economic impacts of current and proposed supervised consumption sites. This committee is touring the province, and receiving in-person feedback from public engagement sessions. They held two in Lethbridge, and although I attended one, I didn’t speak at the mic. They […]

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Opinion

Debunked: 4 myths about undocumented residents

I believe in open borders. And by that, I mean that people should be free to enter into any country they want. Governments seem intent on advocating for free trade, which gives inanimate objects more freedom than people have.

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Faith crisis poetry

The Castle on the Hill

A castle sat upon the hill, where all the power lay: The storehouse, armoury lay inside, the treasury, every day. The ruler and his dozen knights would tax the peasants poor, Would take a portion of their food and money for their store. They promised safety from their foes, protection from the night, But told […]