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.
Alberta’s environmental performance, much like any other Canadian province, has been one of continuing environmental improvement.
Even if oil prices came roaring back, many environmentalists would not allow any additional growth in oilsand development.
When any new government takes power, temptations abound to do something different, merely to distinguish itself from the regime it replaced.
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.
Rent control has been a disaster wherever it’s been tried. But this never stops politicians from suggesting it.
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.