This past weekend, the second Generation Screwed Action Forum brought young activists together with public policy experts to talk about wasteful government spending, unsustainable social programs and other pressing problems.
The location -- Calgary, Alberta -- was especially apt, as Paige MacPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, explained before the event:
It's hard to believe just a decade ago, then-Premier Ralph Klein declared Alberta debt-free, having conquered a debt that reached $23 billion. But that just proves that though the challenge seems daunting -- and it is, with our $14.8 billion debt increasing at over $200 per second -- we, the taxpayers, can get back our Alberta Advantage.
At the conference, MacPherson talked to me about how to help Millennials get active on their college campuses, when universities are so hostile to conservative and libertarian ideas:
I also talked with Conservative MP and opposition immigration critic Michelle Rempel, who says we have "lost the war on deficit spending":
Conference speaker Derek Fildebrandt, a Wildrose MLA and shadow Minister of Finance, told me about the townhall meeting he is organizing to fight Bill 6:
I also spoke to Amber Ruddy, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Director of Provincial Affairs, Alberta, about how much small business confidence has fallen in the province since the NDP took power.
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