Alberta Budget

Before You Complain About Taxes, Read This

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business
DeSmog Canada

People don't like paying their taxes in part because the connection between what we pay and the goods and services we receive has been broken. Add to that a massive shift toward a consumer society in which people derive a lot of social standing from what they consume and it's an uphill battle for taxes.

Tory Ministers Attack 'Disastrous' Wildrose Fiscal Plan

CP Politics | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Half a dozen high-profile Alberta Tory cabinet ministers stood together Friday to criticize a "disastrous" Wildrose party fiscal plan they ...

Prentice Says He Will Never Impose A Provincial Sales Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Jim Prentice says there will not be a provincial sales tax as long as he is the leader of Alberta.Prentice says Albertans have told...

Prentice Challenges Wildrose Party To Specify Budget Plans

CP | Bill Graveland and Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is challenging the Wildrose party to specify which jobs it would cut and which construction projects it would mothball un...

Jim Prentice's Budget: The Not-So-Subtle Language of Money

Susan Wright | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Alberta
Susan Wright

May I suggest that until our government perfects the "field-of-dreams-build-it-and-they-will-come" model of providing education and healthcare, we'll be better off with fewer understaffed schools and hospitals--unless of course the government has figured out how to educate children in teacherless schools and cure the sick in nurseless hospitals.

Wildrose And PC Parties Neck And Neck In Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

After the defeat of floor-crosser Danielle Smith in this past weekend's Tory nominations, things have taken a surprising turn. New poll results, just ...

What Harper Giveth, The Provinces Taketh Away

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Business

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is undoubtedly hoping that this year’s round of tax cuts and expanded family benefits will make Canadians feel richer ...

4 Charts With Everything You Need To Know About The Alberta Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

Albertans will pay more to get married, go camping, have a drink, go for a drive or do pretty much anything else as the province fights to get out fro...

Details Of Alberta's 'Bad News' Budget

CP | Dean Bennett | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — Albertans will pay more to get married, go camping, have a drink, go for a drive or do pretty much anything else as the province fights ...

Tax Hikes And Fees Aplenty For Albertans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

Highlights of the 2015-16 Alberta budget

What Prentice Was Really Thinking In His TV Address

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

The folks over at The Hill have done it again. Months after bringing us a side-splitting parody of the Alberta PC party's woes, this time they've crea...

Alberta Budget Expected To Deliver Bad News

CBC | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

Albertans will find out Thursday when Finance Minister Robin Campbell delivers the highly anticipated and potentially game-changing plan for how the province spends and saves in the wake of a dramatic drop in oil prices.

Albertans Will Have To Pay A Little For Budget Woes: Prentice

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole in the provincial budg...

Even If Oil Rebounds, Alberta Might Still Be Screwed: TD

CBC | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Even if oil rebounds, the province could still face a structural deficit in the range of $4 billion to $5 billion in a few years

Is Prentice Softening His Stance?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We have to continue to build, and we are building."

No Apology, Only Tough-Love

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Stop talking about mirrors."

Game-Changing Budget To Drop Later This Month

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Premier Jim Prentice has promised the budget will fundamentally restructure how the province spends and saves money to insulate it from future swings in oil prices.

Prentice Blames Alberta's Fiscal Mess On All Albertans

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

Premier Jim Prentice says all Albertans are responsible for getting the province into a financial mess and everyone has to help clean it up.

Prentice's Budget Outlook Sounds Kind Of Scary

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

While not confirming he will call a spring election, Prentice says any leader who wants to implement the changes needs a mandate.

A Surprise Surplus In Alberta's Budget

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

This year's Alberta budget has yo-yoed from a projected surplus to a deficit and back to a surplus.

Does Prentice Plan To Stay On As Premier?

CBC | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

It's seems a certainty to many at this point - there will be a spring election in Alberta. Two former PC cabinet ministers are already gone, about a...

Health Premiums Only A 'Concept,' Says Prentice

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

Prentice says nothing has been decided on yet.

NDP Wants Albertans To Fight Against Corporate Tax Freeze

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

NDP Leader Rachel Notley says it's unfair for Prentice to freeze corporate taxes and oil royalties.

NDP Send Prentice A Warning About Too Many Cuts

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta NDP says Premier Jim Prentice will find Albertans less forgiving the second time around if he wants to slash his way out of low...

Cuts To Alberta Budget Will Be Wide And Deep

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

Prentice has ruled out a sales tax, hikes to corporate income taxes and changes to oil royalties, saying those would cause more harm than help.