Reading Time: 2 minutesComing into the 2018 budget, Finance Minister Joe Ceci indicated that this year’s edition would feature “fair and compassionate” fiscal restraint. Now that we’ve seen the document, I think it’s safe to say he missed the mark, yet again. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is sometimes held that Finance Minister Bill Morneau backed away from a promise to end lucrative tax breaks for the well-to-do in last week’s budget because of Donald Trump.
With the mercurial Trump occupying the White House, the theory goes, Morneau figured it would be foolish to fiddle with the Canadian tax system. Better to wait until American intentions become clearer.
Reading Time: 3 minutesCouncillor’s were hit with asks from the Musée Morinville Museum, Morinville Community Library, and the Morinville Festival Society as part of their annual budget process during their most recent Committee of the Whole meeting. Each of the organizations made presentations detailing their budgets and the amount they were asking for from the Town. […]
Reading Time: 1 minuteAlbertans are being given the opportunity ahead of the Apr. 14 budget to share their ideas and priorities about the economy and the budget with Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesIt was merely a matter of time before someone in Justin Trudeau’s picture-perfect, properly balanced cabinet – a collection of the celebrated, the cerebral and the politically untested – was going to have to show their mettle with their finger stuck in a light socket. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesIt seemed like a political master stroke last July when Justin Trudeau and his inner circle decided to turn political convention upside down and run “modest” budget deficits.
The pledge helped Trudeau break from the pack and in hindsight it was not only a smart political move but a prudent fiscal decision. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesCouncil has unanimously passed second and third reading of Budget 2016 after making hundreds of thousands worth of cuts and a few additions to the budget. The budget as passed would represent approximately a 3 per cent tax increase for Morinville property owners, but 2016 tax rates will not be set until spring. […]