Alberta Minute: Fire, Supply Bills, Carbon Taxes, And Calgary Taxes

Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.

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This Week In Alberta:

 

Last Week In Alberta:

  • Bill 1, An Act to Repeal the Carbon Tax made its way through the legislature, and reached third reading. The province removed the consumer portion of the carbon tax from gasoline at the pumps and on home heating fuels just after midnight Thursday morning, regardless.
  • Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business), Bill 3 (the “Job Creation Tax Cut”), and Bill 4 (the “Red Tape Reduction Act”) were all introduced, with Bill 3, which introduces a youth wage, changing overtime rules, and restoring a mandatory secret ballot for all union certification
    votes, generating the most debate in the media.
  • The Province was asked to bail out the City of Calgary after nearly a decade of gross financial mismanagement came to a head in the form of massive tax hikes on Calgary area businesses. Alberta’s new Municipal Affairs Minister refused the city’s request, telling the city it was time to get their own financial house in order.