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Critics say ICBC's payouts to repair luxury car show need for choice in insurance market

A dispute over repairs made to a luxury car is shining a light on ICBC’s ongoing financial woes.

Court documents show the insurer has already spent $789,375 in damage claims for a Ferrari F40, which accidentally crashed into a utility pole in Vancouver in 2012. 430 more words


Data shows Calgary councillors flock to FCM conferences out east and in big cities

As city councillors prepare to debate a motion this week on how many of them should attend this summer’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference in Halifax, data provided by the city suggests councillors are keener to go on junkets based on their distance from Calgary. 508 more words

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UCP to consider return of Alberta flat tax, increased private health care

The United Conservative Party will commit to returning Alberta to a flat tax on income, ensuring equal funding for private schools and increasing privately funded, privately delivered health care services if proposed draft policies are adopted by UCP members this spring. 830 more words


Calgary restaurant bracing for carbon tax, minimum wage hikes in 2018

The owner of Calgary’s Atlantic Trap and Gill pub says she expects the impending carbon tax hike on Jan. 1 and the eventual minimum wage increase in October will be another blow to her bottom line. 868 more words


2018 'a really important year' for those working on First Nations accountability

Harrison Thunderchild remembers his grandfather, a former chief of Thunderchild First Nation, talking about the importance of servant leadership and the need for leaders to be transparent and accountable to the people they represent. 505 more words

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Opinion: Public libraries are not the place to cut costs

Re. “Ways to trim costs without being ‘reckless,’ ” Opinion, Dec. Dec. 12

On Dec. 12, the Edmonton Journal published an opinion piece titled Ways to trim costs without being ‘reckless,’ by Colin Craig, interim Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. 573 more words


PST-on-insurance issue a dividing line in Sask. Party leadership race

Some Saskatchewan Party leadership candidates will take the PST off insurance premiums, and some will review the issue.

The PST-on-insurance issue is now a dividing line in the campaign to replace Premier Brad Wall. 552 more words