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Old Jun 15th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #21
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Alberta Throne Speech unveils increase in corporate, personal tax - The Globe and Mail

"The NDP campaigned on a pledge to increase the income tax for those making more than $125,000 to 12 per cent, while also adding a second bracket of 15 per cent for those making more than $300,000."

In Nova Scotia, the 15% rate is for those earning $59,180 or less, and 8.79% for those earning $29,590 or less. Once you hit $150,000 the tax rate is 21%.
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Old Jun 15th, 2015, 08:33 PM   #22
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I'll admit that on the face of it, preventing unions from being political donors seems to be a good thing.

Next, she'll rule against employing lobbyists in her government.
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Old Jun 15th, 2015, 08:46 PM   #23
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I'll admit that on the face of it, preventing unions from being political donors seems to be a good thing.

Next, she'll rule against employing lobbyists in her government.
She would be smart to get her ministers to employ AB persons as their chiefs of staff.
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Old Jun 15th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #24
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I'll admit that on the face of it, preventing unions from being political donors seems to be a good thing.

Next, she'll rule against employing lobbyists in her government.
As good as that would be it seems extremely unlikely.
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Old Jun 15th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #25
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The optics of hiring an out of province anti-oil lobbyist to the energy portfolio are terrible.
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The job of the Energy department is two-fold. First is to make sure that Albertans get the best possible value for their non-renewable resources. Second is to make sure producers are also treated fairly so they will continue to do business in Alberta and provide employment for Albertans.

One at the expense of the other is no bargain. To sacrifice the provinces biggest economic sector to ideological causes is moronic. This is where participatory democracy can have an impact. The job of the voter does not end with the results of the election. It extends to making sure those MLAs understand that we know who it is that puts food on the table and will hold them to account should they fail to take that into consideration.

I am a firm believer in voters having the right to petition for the recall of any elected official. There is no other way to ensure that those we pay to represent us will do just that rather than representing the view of their party or their parties corporate master.
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Old Jun 16th, 2015, 12:12 AM   #26
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She would be smart to get her ministers to employ AB persons as their chiefs of staff.
Bingo!
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Old Jun 19th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #27
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Jack M. Mintz: Alberta’s bad plays

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Yet, many politicians fall into the trap of promising foolish polices during an election if it can garner sufficient support to win. The difficulty comes in facing the music after the election. Either they must slither out of their promises or forge ahead, with potentially bad consequences undermining their popularity and future winability.
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Take the seemingly innocuous corporate tax hike from 10 to 12 per cent. This will increase Alberta’s federal-provincial effective corporate tax rate on non-resource new investments from 17 to 18.6 per cent, making it the fourth highest in Canada and 17th highest of 44 OECD countries. Even hard-pressed Ontario and Quebec will have a more tax-competitive environment for manufacturing, forestry and service sectors than Alberta. I estimate Alberta’s capital stock will decline by $9.2 billion in several years as a result of the corporate tax increase alone. Imagine what royalty hikes and other policies will do in terms of investment and jobs once they are determined.

If the corporate tax hike were to lead to gobbles of new revenue for an Alberta that is busily pumping up promised spending, it might make sense. However, with the disastrous decline in corporate profits and investment, and income-shifting to lower-taxed global jurisdictions, Alberta will raise little revenue. Based on different results from various economics studies on profit-shifting that is easy to financially structure, Alberta will raise somewhere between $50 and $210 million. No wonder most economists argue that corporate taxes are the worse funding source for public services. Little revenue is gained, with a signal to investors to go elsewhere.
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Old Jun 19th, 2015, 12:34 PM   #28
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Thought I'd put up a thread to keep track of the pinko commie bastards. (For easy access & future referral...)



Oh, look who Rachel hired to be Chief of Staff for our Energy Minister!



Ezra Levant: Meet Alberta’s new colonial chiefs







What could possibly go wrong?



Not only that, but:







M'bold.



Nice. First off, any guesses who foots the travel bill?



Second:







M'bold.



Yep...



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Wildrose charges NDP energy minister's top staffer was anti-pipeline lobbyist

Should you perhaps have called this the "Alberta NDP Bashing Thread", since your agenda is pretty obvious from word one. I take it this is NOT a discussion or debate thread about the policies of those pinko commie bastards.


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Old Jun 19th, 2015, 01:13 PM   #29
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Just to address all the critics out there who think that this is nothing but an NDP bashing thread. Pretty easy to be critical of a thread title but, thus far, ain't been much positive said about the Alberta NDP by all the NDP supporters on these boards. Mostly crickets...

My agenda, if I even have one, is to expose what I perceive as crappy gov't at any & all levels. Provincially, I wasn't happy with Stelmach, Queenie, Prentice, Smith after she changed party policy to pander to the city voters & especially after she crossed the floor and when she stated she believed in AGW, my own MLA for crossing the floor & others. I have voiced those concerns on various threads on these boards over the years.

As we are currently flying the orange flag, it's the NDP that are now under the microscope. I have seen what the NDP have done to the economies of BC, Saskatchewan & Ontario & want no part of that for Alberta. Can a leopard change its spots?

I have little faith in their leader & even less in a number of the MLA's who have little to no experience in governing their own lives, let alone a province. I reserve the right to be pleasantly surprised.

I welcome any attempts by anybody to justify some of the asinine things they have already done. Please, feel free. You can start by defending the appointment of Graham Mitchell, from the OP & the reason I started this thread.

And, to illustrate that it's not all criticism, I do endorse their move to maintain education spending to the end of the agreement period, unlike what the PC's were going to do & freeze spending.

Thus far, it's the only positive for me. Got something positive to say about 'em? This is the thread.

Gonna be a long 4 years...

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Should you perhaps have called this the "Alberta NDP Bashing Thread", since your agenda is pretty obvious from word one. I take it this is NOT a discussion or debate thread about the policies of those pinko commie bastards.
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Should you perhaps have called this the "Alberta NDP Bashing Thread", since your agenda is pretty obvious from word one. I take it this is NOT a discussion or debate thread about the policies of those pinko commie bastards.
You gotta stop taking things so personal Frank, you wear your allegiances on your sleeve.

I speak from experience as I had the misfortune to live through two NDP governments in two different provinces and watched the dunderheads destroy the economy of both provinces.

I have little doubt they willl do the same to Alberta and their minimum wage policy is the beginning of the end.

See how happy you are with your chosen amateurs in four years when you and all Albertans will have suffered enough to toss them out as quickly as 'Albertans in a hissy fit' put them in.

The election was no show of support for the pinkos, it was a direct kick in the ass for the PCs and nothing more that we will surely live to regret.
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