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B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson on the campaign trail flanked by B.C. Liberal candidate Helen Poon. Image: Andrew Wilkinson/Twitter
David J. Climenhaga | Andrew Wilkinson, leader of the right-wing B.C. Liberals, is campaigning on a promise to cut the provincial sales tax.
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Ted Morton during the 2011 Progressive Conservative leadership race. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The former Alberta finance minister did get one thing right in his Calgary Herald article: If Alberta is to survive its current bust it's going to need a sales tax.
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | What will those Alberta politicians who insist sales-tax-raising Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is Western Canada’s “real leader” say now?
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Brad Trost
David J. Climenhaga | If Brad Trost continues his mission to the Albertans, or if any more Brads from Saskatchewan join the chorus, this will require a new coinage: Bradspreading.
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Image: Calgary Homeless Foundation
Nick Falvo | On April 14, the Alberta government tabled its 2016-17 budget: Alberta Jobs Plan. Here are 10 things to know about it.
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Joe Ceci
David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans, even conservatives, must feel on reading Budget 2016 secretly relieved the province doesn’t have to face a Wild Rose apocalypse just now.
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Peter Lougheed
David J. Climenhaga | If God gives Alberta another oil boom, what are the chances that this time we won't piss it all away again?
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David Taub Bancroft | On the chances of a Yes vote for better public transit, this blogger is not optimistic, but he hopes to be proven wrong.
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Brian Mason
David J. Climenhaga | A sales tax? In Alberta? Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has obviously taken former finance minister Ted Morton's advice to heart that "this fiscal crisis is too good to waste."
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Peter Lougheed
David J. Climenhaga | The latest drop in oil prices has revealed that "the tide is out and Alberta is naked from the waist down..." It is not an edifying sight.
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Sunset on the Oilpatch
David J. Climenhaga | Unlike other provinces that didn't share our perverse good fortune, Alberta's situation is made far worse by our government's poor planning, or complete lack of it.
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George Gosbee
David J. Climenhaga | Media coverage of Saturday's "summit," naturally, took the bait and focused almost exclusively on the sexy non-starter of a sales tax for Alberta.