April 22, 2015

Grassroots victory: Albertans4Giving win fight against Prentice's charitable tax credit cuts

Marissa SemkiwRebel Commentator
 

One of the most controversial parts of the Alberta PC's budget was a plan to slash charitable tax credits.

Yesterday, Jim Prentice backtracked and removed that provision from the plan.

I got back in touch with Brad Tennant, who spoke to me earlier this month after he'd launched a petition drive -- Albertans4Giving -- to fight the proposed cut.

We talked about why he thinks this grassroots campaign was so successful, as well as what's next for the PCs, and about the Alberta election in general.


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commented 2015-04-23 04:23:03 -0400
Kenneth – " he said it was just “the wrong time to do this”."

Yea, I noticed that too. I thought that revealed a lot about his underlying character. That Freudian slip revealed that he is back tracking only because of the backlash and not on moral principles. That man is a slime.

For the life of me I cannot understand why anyone would vote PC this election, but we all know that there are those out there that will vote even while Prentice is spending Alberta into oblivion.

The reality is that Ontario and Alberta once were the only real economic drivers of the economy. Now Ontario is down and out, and now Alberta is going down for the count. Saskatchewan has stepped up to the plate (thank God for Brad Wall) but they can only do so much.

If Alberta goes down, and they will with the PCs at the helm, then Canada’s economic advantage will plummet and we will go by way of Greece because Saskatchewan cannot support Canada on its own.

I wonder if we can clone Brad wall 9 times, one for each province. Hmmm . . . where did we put the Dolly research . . .
commented 2015-04-23 01:54:45 -0400
So Prentice didn’t say that slashing charity deductions shouldn’t be done, he said it was just “the wrong time to do this”. In other words, he still intends to do it at some point, presumably after he wins the election? Albertans beware. Prentice is mincing his words and can’t be trusted.
commented 2015-04-22 20:05:02 -0400
Vote ANYTHING but PC! I am hoping Wild Rose wins, the NDP are calling for MORE TAXES and the Alberta Liberals never saw a tax they didn’t like.
commented 2015-04-22 19:09:24 -0400
Evidence that Prentice doesn’t have a clue how the average Allbertan thinks…
commented 2015-04-22 18:19:54 -0400
Great work to the both of you. You are both great Albertans. Voting these PC-Liberals out of office will make me as happy as the last time we voted liberals out in 2006.
commented 2015-04-22 17:01:56 -0400
This makes me so happy I saw it a couple weeks ago!!! Well done!!! Despite the PCs its good to know young people are willing to get out there and do what is right. This will effect people in the right way in the years to come.