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Braid: NDP plans sharp course change in new budget

The racket over Bill 24 will seem like a bluebird’s song compared with the coming uproar over the next NDP budget.

The annual fiscal plan is being created even now in treasury board meetings and private sessions with ministers and officials. 644 more words

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Bank of Canada caution on rates a mistake as debt swells, Dodge warns

One of Governor Stephen Poloz’s predecessors says the Bank of Canada’s current approach to increasing interest rates is too cautious.

David Dodge, who led the Canadian central bank between 2001 and 2008, thinks Poloz should focus more on the long-neglected issue of financial stability and take the opportunity to raise rates now that the economy is running more or less at potential. 894 more words


We Pay Our Taxes Just Like They Say*

A lot of us grumble about paying taxes. I know I do, at times. But taxes fund our infrastructure, among many other things. And I’d argue that most of us like it when roads and bridges are maintained, letters and parcels delivered, fires put out, and so on. 1,125 more words


Infrastructure spending a smart move, but new revenue sources needed: former Bank of Canada governor

While Alberta is smart to invest in infrastructure, the province needs new revenue streams such as a sales tax to pay for it, former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge says. 388 more words

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Opinion: Energy efficiency good for Alberta economy

Benjamin Franklin’s miserly maxim is as true today as it was in 1736: A penny saved is a penny earned.

Or almost as true. In fact, a penny saved is worth more than a penny earned, once you account for income taxes. 636 more words


Free LED lights, low-flow shower heads coming to Alberta homes

Over the coming months, as the province continues to trundle along the path set by its climate leadership plan, the government will dole out free or low-cost LED light bulbs and low-flow shower heads. 264 more words

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Edmonton's Blatchford to include 'passive' houses with small heaters

Edmonton is staring at a scaled-back $19-million loan to achieve its green targets in the new Blatchford neighbourhood, and will let some homes disconnect from the heating grid. 295 more words

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