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Dark clouds obscure sunny ways

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Davos, as I write, telling the great and the good that Canada is a wonderful place to do business, but Andrew Coyne, … 943 more words

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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

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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

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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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Your letters for Tuesday, March 28

We should all shed a tear for Alexandru

Re: “Judge’s tears proof of bias, mother claims in murder-conviction appeal,” March 24.

The tears that were shed by Justice Karen Horner at the conclusion of Rodica Radita’s trial were in no way a demonstration of weakness or bias. 621 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

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