Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon tax

Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon taxIt’s expensive out there and Manitobans trying to gas up their car to get to work or simply heat their homes need relief Manitobans shouldn’t be fooled by the paltry sum that Trudeau has sent them via carbon tax rebates. It doesn’t come close to what the tax costs them. The Parliamentary Budget Officer crunched…

Saskatchewan has a history of failing to balance its budget

Saskatchewan has a history of failing to balance its budgetBetter decisions by the government could have led to a cut in PST One point of PST revenue – that’s how much the interest on the provincial debt costs you. In 2023, the provincial government is expected to finally balance its budget. This is great news; it comes along with inflation relief cheques and up…

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023Canadians are paying too much tax because the government wastes too much money Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to govern for “the middle class and those working hard to join it.” Canadians can be forgiven if we feel he’s forgotten that promise. Whether it’s the nurse working at the hospital, the mom who commutes to…

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,…

More needs to be done to contain governor general’s extravagance

More needs to be done to contain governor general’s extravaganceTaxpayers aren’t unlimited pools of cash In a rare show of unity, members of Parliament from all parties are angrily demanding answers about sky-high expenses racked up by Governor General Mary Simon and her team. Curiously, Rideau Hall’s rebuttal is essentially that the expenses are “not very extravagant.” [Emphasis added]. MPs haven’t bought that line…

Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

Canadian economy is grinding to a haltGet ready for an economically challenging 2023 For economic prognosticators, the year that just ended threw up some big surprises, including the first land war in Europe since 1945, spiralling inflation, and a series of rapid-fire interest rate increases as panicked central bankers rushed to tame soaring prices. Few, if any, forecasters anticipated these developments…
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