'Real leader' Brad Wall's government feeds the fluctuations of a boom-bust economy as Alberta stays the courseDavid J. Climenhaga | When it comes to fiscal planning in conservative Western Canadian provinces, all we have to fall back on is the notion the lord giveth and the lord taketh away. Repeatedly.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Will the heads of Alberta's ultra-conservatives explode now that Brad Wall has done what they've been complaining about for nearly a decade? Or will they just pretend it didn't happen?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Were the many Alberta companies that gave money to the Saskatchewan Party intentionally circumventing Alberta's tough election financing laws?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Saskatchewan doesn't like Alberta's new beer policy because it will end what amounts to a subsidy of Saskatchewan brewers, one in particular, by Alberta taxpayers.|
|News Teuila Fuatai | The $2.2 billion budget allocates less money than the previous year to 13 of 28 schools with nearly $2.1 million trimmed from one of the schools.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | On social media, where right-wing commentators normally wheel and spin like a flock of starlings ... only stunned silence.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Biggest news in Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall's recent speechifying in Calgary was that the oil industry faces an "existential threat." No mention of this yesterday in Toronto.|
Now that CAPP's president has called for quick energy royalty review, Wildrose and PC leaders will fall into lineDavid J. Climenhaga | Imagine if oil were still trading where it was a year ago! Wouldn't that strengthen the arguments for higher royalties, implemented faster?
|Blog Erin Weir | The Saskatchewan Party government pulled out all the stops this week to report an ostensibly balanced budget, quite possibly the last one before next spring's provincial election.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If the Prentice Government means what it says about prudent use of taxes, it will drop its appeals and get to work making Alberta's labour laws comply with the Constitution of Canada.|
|Blog Erin Weir | Last week, the CCPA released my policy brief on Saskatchewan job creation. It demonstrated that "workforce growth has been almost identical during the premierships of Brad Wall and Lorne Calvert."|
|Podcast Mordecai Briemberg | The government of Brad Wall has launched a consultation on labour reform that seeks to change some of the most fundamental rights that workers currently have.|