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


Alberta Legislature by IQRemix on Flickr


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 […]

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


Alberta Legislature by IQRemix on Flickr


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 […]

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What Is A Spending Cut?


Calgary City Hall by Michael J on Flickr


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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Speech To The No Calgary Olympics Rally


Calgary City Hall by Michael J on Flickr


Good morning everybody and thank you for coming out. My name is Peter McCaffrey, and I’m the President of the Alberts Institute. I have been working to hold City Hall accountable for over four years and let me tell you – I haven’t been surprised by a single thing I’ve seen during this campaign, because […]

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