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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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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 […]

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Opinion

2007 Conservative Tax Plan

The Canadian government issued $60 billion in tax relief this week. Here’s a brief breakdown. GST cut one percentage point to 5 per cent, effective 1 Jan 2008 Personal income tax cut retroactive to Jan. 1, 2007, cutting lowest marginal tax rate to 15 per cent from 15.5 per cent Jump in basic personal exemption […]