Alberta Economy

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Why Western Canada Has More Money, Jobs and Security Than the East

Sort through the statistics and the surprise is how consistently Ontario and Quebec now mimic the weak economic opportunities in the Maritimes instead of the bright economic opportunities available in the West. There's no great mystery as to why. Provinces with substantial private sector investment -- something the West has attracted with pro-entrepreneur policies and by simply saying "yes" to resource extraction in specific -- end up with enhanced employment opportunities, higher incomes and better prospects to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle.
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Why Alberta Needs a Diversified Economy, and 3 Ways We Can Get There

The Alberta government is facing a deficit in the area of $4 billion. By now we have all heard the discussions regarding the recommended courses of action that the government should take to make sure that Alberta's finances get back into the black; reform Alberta's taxation system (although the budget saw no such reforms), cut government spending, and diversify Alberta's energy export markets.
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Alberta's Real Economic Advantage

Albertans are unique because they don't occupy a parallel universe, living on other peoples' money. They live in the real world and the province's current fiscal deficit has sparked intelligent conversation.

Want a Sales Tax? Drop Another Tax

There might be a thousand reasons why people hate sales taxes. Here are three: First, they're visible; second, in Alberta, where no provincial sales tax exists, there is justifiable pride that people have escaped at least one tax applied elsewhere in Canada; third, many Albertans rightly fear that if a government introduced a new tax, it would be just another way to separate taxpayers from their money and to spend more and inefficiently so.
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Unbridled Economy

CALGARY - There's a fierce competition in Calgary right now and it doesn't involve broncos or bullriders.Away from the rodeo, companies in the financial heart of oilpatch country are spending big buck...