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NDP works boss shelves future public-private construction contracts

Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason says the NDP government won’t launch any new public-private partnerships pending a decision by executive council on their continued use.

Mason, who also serves as transportation minister, said he wasn’t declaring a moratorium on the so-called P3s, but he planned to stick to the traditional methods of funding as he launches a five-year, $34-billion capital construction program. 526 more words

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Alberta’s Unite the Right Movement: Not Exactly Moving, but the Ultimate Decision

Written by Joseph Corazza

After the 2015 Alberta general election, the unthinkable happened: in the province considered the cradle of Conservatism, events led the long governing PC party to be reduced to third party status and handed a majority government to the NDP, a crushing blow to the rightist population. 769 more words

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Taxing Charities....Notley's Latest "Great Idea"

One of the most recent developments from the Alberta Legislature is that the NDP refuse to provide carbon tax exemptions for Alberta charities and non-profits. The NDP is even making it harder to help those in need. 10 more words

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Trevor W. Harrison: Antique fiscal policy looks shabby on Alberta's opposition

The weekend before last, I attended Edmonton’s Wild Rose Antique show. It’s held every spring at the city’s exhibition grounds. The event has been running since the mid-1970s. 643 more words

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Premier charging ahead on minimum wage hike, but opposition says 'whoa'

Alberta’s NDP government will press ahead with plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite the fiscal crisis facing the province.

Rachel Notley said last week the election pledge will not be deferred, unlike other promises that have been put on the shelf due to the collapse of oil prices. 574 more words

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Wildrose claims carbon tax will cost Albertans more than NDP suggests

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley’s government defended its carbon tax Monday in the face of suggestions that it will cost families a lot more than expected. 511 more words

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Gil McGowan: NDP throws a lifeline to struggling Albertans; WRP and PCs would have tossed an anvil

Albertans know what the provincial budget would have looked like if the Wildrose or Progressive Conservatives were in power.

In the face of an unprecedented global collapse in oil prices and a 90 per cent drop in provincial resource revenue, they would have engaged in an orgy of spending cuts. 572 more words

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