Columns

National Column: Liberals seem more comfortable than ever

Reading Time: 3 minutesAll governments live by a clock. It typically starts ticking loudly in the third year of a majority mandate, when there is still time to put in place the structural elements of a re-election platform. The next-to-last Liberal budget of the current Parliament begins to lift the veil on the ruling party’s pre-election mindset. […]

Local News

Council approves second reading of budget after $301,656 in cuts

Reading Time: 5 minutesMorinville ratepayers will be seeing a smaller increase to their property tax rate than expected at first reading of Morinville’s budget after more than a quarter million dollars was slashed from the budget during second reading, dropping a proposed tax increase from 6 per cent to 4.9 per cent with one last opportunity to make reductions later this month. […]

Business

CFIB calls on feds for tax fairness

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are citing skyrocketing labour costs are leaving young workers in the lurch, and are calling on the federal government to provide small businesses with tax fairness, innovation and training support in the 2018 federal budget to address it. […]