While Rachel Notley and Justin Trudeau do their very best tospin realityabout some sort of economic recovery in Alberta, the actions of the federal government are saying something very different about what we can expect for the economy in 2018.
How do I know?
The federal government told me. Well, sort of. You have to read between the lines.
Here’s what I found on the federal government procurement listings page, where they post job openings and opportunities for companies to bid on government contracts:
"The Canada Revenue Agency is hiring a company for civil enforcement services that include writ proceedings, service of documents and simple, complex and specialized asset seizure services.
The services include removal, storage and liquidation of the seized assets, and distributions from proceedings of sale on an as and when requested basis."
Remember when Alberta's disastrous Finance Minister Joe Ceci claimed Alberta was "back in the saddle" while trying to explain away the largest debt in Alberta history?
Judging by the actions the federal government is taking to be prepared for tax defaults, no one is getting back in the saddle because the federal government is coming to seize your horse, your saddle and your barn.