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Critics question why some TransLink employees are paid extra for working Sundays

WATCH: It turns out some TransLink workers are getting a hefty pay bonus, just for working Sundays. Ted Chernecki has more on how many people enjoy the perk and what it costs. 239 more words

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Derek Fildebrandt seeks Wildrose nomination in Strathmore-Brooks

CALGARY – The former Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF)  is seeking nomination for the Wildrose party in the riding of Strathmore-Brooks.

Derek Fildebrandt made the announcement outside of the constituency office of PC MLA Jason Hale, who recently… 169 more words

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Former taxpayers watchdog announces bid for Wildrose nomination

The former Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation said Monday he’s thinking hard about seeking the Wildrose leadership as he threw his hat into the ring to be the party’s candidate in Strathmore-Brooks. 358 more words

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Letters for Saturday, Jan. 17

Borrowing isn’t always bad

Re: “Southwest ring road construction up in the air, thanks to falling oil prices,” Jan. 15.

How can Scott Hennig, Canadian Taxpayers Federation spokesman, suggest that the province should have halted infrastructure spending years ago? 1,144 more words

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Municipal revenues should fund Vancouver transit plan: Canadian Taxpayers' Federation

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says growing municipal revenues should be used to pay for the region’s transit plan instead of a new tax.

The federation has been leading the “No” campaign against a proposed 0.5 per cent Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax, which will be put to voters in a mail-in plebiscite starting March 16, and released its alternative plan on Thursday. 84 more words

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Southwest ring road construction up in the air thanks to falling oil prices

After decades of failed negotiations, rejected deals and political infighting, final construction of the southwest ring road may be facing yet another hurdle as the province deals with plummeting oil prices and dwindling energy revenues. 1,025 more words

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Opposition parties blast PC government over sunshine list

Opposition parties lashed out at the PC government over its recent decision to reverse course on its plan to require agencies, boards and commissions to disclose salaries and severances of employees making more than $100,000. 306 more words

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