The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a gift both to British Columbia and Alberta.
From 2007 and 2015, Alberta contributed $188.6 billion more in taxes to Ottawa than it received in transfers or federal programs.
Governments across Canada are betting big (carbon tax) money on clean tech.
Alberta now has the 16th highest top personal income tax rate in North America.
Alberta’s unemployment rate climbed to 8.6 per cent in July—the highest rate since 1994.
Well-designed consumption taxes, of which sales taxes are one type, are much less damaging.
Non-residential property taxes are up 3.8 per cent in 2016.