Category: Blogs

Alberta Minute: Consultations, Free Trade, and Carbon Taxes


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: With Stampede over, most politicians will be taking a break or working locally in their constituency, but the machinery of government will continue to operate over summer, with a number of consultations already underway, and a couple more getting started this […]

Alberta Minute: Filibuster Ends, Legislature Summer Break, and Calgary Stampede


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Thanks to the end of the opposition’s filibuster (just in time for Stampede – surely a coincidence!), the Legislature is now on break for the Summer. Jason Kenney will hold a pre-meeting meeting with Doug Ford (ON), Scott Moe (SK), Blaine […]

Alberta Minute: Canada Day, Legislature Updates, and Court Cases


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: The Legislature will reconvene on Tuesday instead of Monday due to Canada Day. In celebration of our new found liquor freedom, here is a list of Alberta day-use areas where you can now open a cold one in public. It’s unclear […]

Alberta Minute: Calgary Council, Trans Mountain, And Carbon Taxes


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Debate will continue on a variety of government bills, including Bill 10 (Alberta Personal Income Tax), and Bill 7 (Municipal Government Property Tax Incentives). The legislature will also debate Bill 11 (Fair Registration Practices Act) which aims to speed up the process of newcomers […]

Alberta Minute: Property Taxes, Ottawa Decides Alberta’s Future, And Constitutional Rights


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Bill 5 (Supplementary Supply), Bill 8 (Education), Bill 9 (Public Sector Wage Arbitration Deferral) and Bill 10 (Alberta Personal Income Tax) are all at Second Reading. Bill 7 (Municipal Government Property Tax Incentives) is likely to pass this week and, while […]

Alberta Minute: Filibusters, Taxes, and Pipelines


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: In the Legislature, Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business), Bill 3 (Job Creation Tax Cut), and Bill 4 (Red Tape Reduction Act), are all at Committee of the Whole. Bill 7 (Municipal Government Property Tax Incentives), and […]

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


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Wildfires continue to ravage Northern Alberta but, thankfully, thousands of evacuees from the High Level area will be able to return home on Monday. Firefighters have been successful in building fire breaks and conducting controlled burns to protect the communities threatened […]

Alberta Minute: Minimum Wage, Business Taxes, Red Tape, And A Change Of Mind


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Most of this week will be filled with introduction of new bills, with at least 12 pieces of legislation expected during the “Summer of Repeal”. Bill 2 will be the Open for Business Act which introduces a lower minimum wage for […]

All Calgary Councillors Should Hold Public Meetings On Arena Deal




On Monday, Calgary Council will once again be debating a proposed Arena deal. This comes after an almost full day closed-door discussion last week, and lots of behind-the-scenes discussions over the last few months. It’s unclear how much of this week’s discussion will also be held behind-the-scenes, but we continue to push for more transparency, […]

What Is A Spending Cut?


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Calgary Council claims they have cut $607 million from their budget over the last few years. But, when they say they’ve made “cuts”, they just mean that they increased spending by less than they originally planned to! Here are the actual numbers, from the city’s own documents (2014-2017 actual, 2018-2022 projected): 2014: $3.45 billion 2015: […]

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