Opinion: All Canadians need to unite against the vax tax

As we head into the third year of revolving government lockdowns, Canadians have every right to be furious. But we shouldn’t let politicians divide us. And we shouldn’t be duped into believing that we are going to tax our way out of a pandemic. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Taxpayers getting nickel and dimed in 2022

Another year and another New Year’s dominated by COVID-19. Restrictions on hockey games, travel and even community gatherings lead the news. While our attention is turned to that, politicians are nickel and diming us with higher taxes. […]


Opinion: Trudeau needs to make government debt a priority

Sometimes it’s what people don’t say that reveals the most. And the federal government’s failure to mention the deficit or debt in the Throne Speech is all too revealing for taxpayers worried about the erosion of Canada’s national finances. […]


Column: Budget 2021 shows a lack of effort to find savings

Budget 2021 blew the roof off spending restraint, leaving taxpayers with a simple question: businesses and families have found ways to save money during the pandemic and downturn, so why is the Alberta government the only place that can’t find savings? […]


Lockdown raises cost Albertans $18.7 million, CTF says

The Canadian Tax Payers Federation announced Wednesday that documents it has obtained, through a freedom of information request, indicate that more than 7,300 Alberta government employees received pay raises in 2020. […]


Opinion: PST will cause pain but won’t fix the budget

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. […]