Today [Oct. 13] the Canadian Taxpayers Federation delivered more than 13,800 petition signatures to the minister of municipal affairs from Albertans who want their municipal governments to cut wasteful spending and taxes. […]
Alberta’s finances are a mess. By the end of the year, Alberta will have the largest deficit in the province’s history coupled with a $100-billion debt tab. Almost like clockwork, some academics are recommending a provincial sales tax to pull the government out of its sea of red ink. […]
We hear councillors offer nice platitudes about understanding the hardships Albertans are going through, but actions speak louder than words. And the recent push for new tax powers shows that big city councillors and mayors are divorced from the reality facing Alberta.
The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (CTF) may be an organization that some of us roll our eyes at from time to time with their many calls for accountability and low taxes. Still, they’re often correct, and their thoughts about the UCP taking the federal wage subsidy is entirely right.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation claims that Alberta politicians are paid too well and that their compensation should be cut, with the COVID-19 crisis being “a perfect time” to do so.
That’s according to a recently released commentary from the non-profit organization, which wants lower taxes and reduced government spending.
If Albertans want to deliver a message that Quebec politicians will understand, then we need to stop talking, put on the gloves and enter the equalization ring. It’s time for Premier Jason Kenney to commit to a referendum on equalization, regardless of action on pipelines.