alberta

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Today, the Alberta government is hiking the minimum wage from $10.20 to $11.20, as part of its plan to raise the rate to $15 per hour by 2018.


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Alberta’s environmental performance, much like any other Canadian province, has been one of continuing environmental improvement.


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Even if oil prices came roaring back, many environmentalists would not allow any additional growth in oilsand development.


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When any new government takes power, temptations abound to do something different, merely to distinguish itself from the regime it replaced.


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The new NDP government in Alberta has indicated that it will aggressively increase the province’s minimum wage from $10.20 to $15 per hour over the next three years.


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Rent control has been a disaster wherever it’s been tried. But this never stops politicians from suggesting it.


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The new Alberta government has delayed introducing a budget until the fall, so MLAs will have plenty of time to think about how they’ll collect and spend Albertans’ money.

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Imagine you’re near what you thought was a dormant volcano but it suddenly erupts. Assuming you escape, you might later reflect that there was nothing “sudden” about it.


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Alberta and Texas have always had a lot in common. Ranching in the 19th century. A can-do entrepreneurial approach to oil and gas in the 20th century. And in the 21st century they are still somewhat similar.

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With tumbling oil prices and resource revenues, Premier Jim Prentice had a choice when he delivered Alberta’s 2015 budget. He could emulate former premier Don Getty and raise taxes or follow the Ralph Klein playbook and reduce spending.