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Group wants Crowns to detail travel expenses

REGINA – A lobby group wants Saskatchewan Crown corporations to be more upfront about travel expense claims. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says in 2013 Crown officials claimed almost $750,000 for out of province travel. 65 more words

Canada

Nelson: It's time to stop fooling ourselves about the Heritage Fund

For a fund supposed to cushion Albertans in a future where the river of black gold is dry, we’ve done one heck of a job in helping ourselves to its riches. 646 more words

Columnists

'Loophole' lets province keep sole source deals secret

New rules requiring public disclosure of government contracts that aren’t tendered contain an apparent “loophole” that allows the Tory government to keep details of large-dollar deals secret from taxpayers. 756 more words

Politics

Expert questions secret deal as golf course tab tops $9.3 million

Payments by the Tory government to a company with party ties that operates the Kananaskis Country Golf Course have surged to more than $9.3 million. 859 more words

Politics

Province getting out of golf business, but cost unclear

The Tory government is getting out of the golf course business, in the wake of revelations it negotiated a secret deal that has so far required taxpayers to pay over $5.4 million to a private firm with party connections to cover losses suffered after the leased links were heavily damaged in the 2013 floods. 636 more words

Politics

'No' campaign feeling squeezed out by big spenders in Metro Vancouver

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The City of Surrey says its engineering crews were responsible for taking down several “No TransLink Tax” campaign-style signs along King George Boulevard recently. 328 more words

Vancouver

Wildrose takes second try at bill to establish an independent budget officer

Ongoing confusion over Alberta’s finances and skepticism over a forecast $7-billion hole in the coming budget demonstrate the critical need for an independent budget officer to set the facts straight, says interim Wildrose Leader Heather Forsyth. 499 more words

Politics