Albertans should just say no to Just Transition

Albertans should just say no to Just TransitionThe salary value of the jobs under threat is worth about $219 billion annually When the federal government writes down its plans for Alberta, we should take a close look. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Just Transition plan could have a deep impact on Alberta’s energy, farming, construction and trucking. Details are murky, but based on…

Albertans saved big on holiday shopping with no PST

Albertans saved big on holiday shopping with no PSTCanadians in other provinces aren’t so lucky Albertans saved big bucks while holiday shopping because they don’t have a provincial sales tax. Canadians in other provinces aren’t so lucky. In all provinces but Alberta, the things we usually buy during the holiday season, such as decorations, mittens, fancy soaps, wrapping paper, greeting cards, jewellery, toys,…

Danielle Smith is right to shield firearms owners from Trudeau

Danielle Smith is right to shield firearms owners from TrudeauTaxpayers do not have “another billion dollars” to spare for a government program that police say won’t make us any safer Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is making the right move by trying to shield thousands of Alberta firearms owners from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wasteful gun grab. Analysts are warning that the last-minute expansion of…

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon tax

Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley is pro carbon taxHer claims to be the affordability superhero don't ring true Nowadays, with many Albertans struggling to fill their fuel tanks and grocery carts, NDP leader Rachel Notley is singing from the hymnbook of affordability. But her lyrics need a fact-check. The leader of the NDP can’t claim to be the affordability superhero while she’s hanging…

CBC is a government monster gobbling up tax dollars

CBC is a government monster gobbling up tax dollarsHas outgrown its taxpayer-funded mandate, and Canadians can no longer afford it It’s time to defund the CBC. While many Canadians suffered from lockdowns, job losses and pay cuts, the CBC was handing out pay raises and bonuses. Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation show the CBC spent more than $51 million in bonuses…

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homes

Trudeau’s carbon tax punishes us for heating our homesIf you can’t afford the punishment, send your heating bills to your MP By Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims Winter is coming and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax is punishing Canadians for heating their homes. The carbon tax hits the essential needs of our daily lives hard. It increases the cost of gasoline, diesel,…

Alberta needs a provincial sales tax like it needs a hole in the head

Alberta is the only province with no PST, saving its people billions of dollars per year

Alberta needs a provincial sales tax like it needs a hole in the headHere's the good news: the majority of United Conservative Party leadership candidates have pledged not to impose a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) or raise taxes on Albertans. Six UCP leadership candidates signed the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Pledge, which reads: "I will never impose a Provincial Sales Tax and I will not raise taxes." All of…

Poilievre can put people back in charge with recall and referendums

A grassroots performance check on MPs and a way to axe poorly thought out policy

Poilievre can put people back in charge with recall and referendumsPoliticians spent the last two years giving themselves pay raises while the rest of us suffered through pay cuts, tax hikes, inflation and restrictions. The insult to injury? It’s the increasingly well-heeled politicians who are responsible for the pain many everyday Canadians are going through. Folks can’t afford to fill their vehicles, they’re struggling to…

High gas prices hurting? That’s exactly what Trudeau wants

Hardworking Canadians are going to have to drag this government kicking and screaming to get any relief at the pumps

High gas prices hurting? That’s exactly what Trudeau wantsBy Franco Terrazzano and Kris Sims The Trudeau Liberals must be patting themselves on the back every time they pass a gas station; after all, these unaffordable pump prices are precisely what they want. Inflation hasn’t been this high since the Pierre Elliot Trudeau government back in the early 80s. Canadians are struggling to afford…
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