May 05, 2015

Alberta election: What taxpayers should be worried about -- no matter who wins

Marissa SemkiwRebel Commentator

I talks about possible Alberta election scenarios with Paige Macpherson, the new Alberta director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

Higher taxes are her main concern, especially the re-introduction of the Health Services Tax under the new Prentice budget should he win reelection.

Macpherson also talks about what to expect if other parties win a majority.

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commented 2015-05-06 19:51:01 -0400
The final nail has bee struck. I have been in Alberta for forty years. I came to Alberta back when a PC was a PC. I have watched Alberta go from a province of makers to a province of big government, gimme, handout, population mostly imported from the east. It has happened before, will happen again, biggest loser—-Canada. The NDP are going to destroy this province—see BC, Ont…. pretty well every where they have lead they have left debt and destruction in their wake…A trained monkey could have been NDP leader and the PC’s still would have lost….the PC’s got what they deserved…but the people are going to pay the price…..unions and government—-Alberta now has a terrible stink coming off her going forward. a government that is in bed with unions…hahaha….regular people never get it up the backside when these two collude!!!!
commented 2015-05-06 18:39:51 -0400
Great report Paige and congrats on your new position of keeping them honest. Also Marissa I have been enjoying your reporting very much as well. Thank you.
commented 2015-05-06 18:33:07 -0400
Methinks a lot of the young people who came for the Alberta Advantage, voted it out. Low information voters looking for entitlements.
commented 2015-05-06 17:19:09 -0400
Congrats Paige on the new job. You will do a great job.
commented 2015-05-05 23:24:04 -0400
What happened here? There’s a total rural/urban split. Do urbanites like higher taxes?
commented 2015-05-05 23:17:40 -0400
NDP won, what is the impact of recent immigrants (foreign or from Eastern Canada) on Alberta elections?
commented 2015-05-05 22:49:38 -0400
Looking like an NDP (55) government at 8:50PM MST
commented 2015-05-05 20:44:38 -0400
Good to see you again Paige. You have a big job ahead doing Derek’s old job but I’m sure you’ll do great. Hopefully in an hour and a half will see Derek as a new MLA for the Wildrose and you can both try and keep my taxes down.
commented 2015-05-05 20:35:25 -0400
Sorry Paige. Spelled your name wrong.
commented 2015-05-05 20:33:55 -0400
This isn’t fair. Two beautiful women. I had a hard time concentrating on what they were saying! :)

Yes, Page is correct, a lower tax rate says, “Yes, we want you to come here and start your business.” Alberta has always been know as a business friendly province. If the NDP take office, all that will change. They will be very bad for this province.

Go WIldrose!!