September 04, 2016

Who will pay when NDP’s carbon tax chills business climate?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Albertans know the NDP’s carbon tax coming January 1, 2017 will cost us hundreds more annually on personal items like bills and fuel but businesses will also have to raise their prices to deal with increased transport and other hidden costs which they’ll pass on to consumers.

This tax will also undoubtedly effect investments.

I had a chance to catch up with Paige MacPherson from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to chat about the tax and how it would affect businesses, consumers and future investments.

The NDP are killing business and investments with corporate tax hikes, property tax hikes, additional costs to businesses in the form of the minimum wage and other taxes that will make life a lot more expensive for citizens.

This will result in what MacPherson calls a dangerous cocktail for business.

The carbon tax adds uncertainty to the mix and will drive business away to more friendly environments, all on the backs of Albertans and future generations.

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commented 2016-09-08 01:46:15 -0400
Ralph Kline 13.5% corporation tax rate. Ndp 12%
Ralph Kline hidden distribution tax 5.5% Ndp 2%
Ralph Kline income tax province 2nd worse in Canada for all people. Ndp best rated in Canada. The carbon tax is just that another tax and instead they should just do as Ralph Kline did. Raise other tax rates and sell crown companies… Ummm there are none. How did the PC government leave Kline so much in debt…??? If the PC are the way to go and never do wrong in government…cough cough Redford.
commented 2016-09-06 02:09:47 -0400
Hi Holly. The left have this delusion that the rich will end up paying for all that carbon, and that none of the costs will get passed down to everybody else.
commented 2016-09-05 18:57:06 -0400
Hyacinth that story is horrible , but not surprising. Of course the Muslim who hit my stepson over the head with a bat after chasing him out of his store got no charges and the cops did little. The Muslim can react more than needed but the rest of us are not allowed. So tired of this crap.
commented 2016-09-05 18:50:58 -0400
Brain Cameron well said, but sadly the progressive idiots have this warped desire to bring everyone down with them. They would just ruin anyplace we set up sensibly.
commented 2016-09-05 15:42:41 -0400
Someone once said that democracy was the worst form of government except for socialism, socialism’s primary goal towards communism, enabled by spreading an ever increasing amount of misery to an ever expanding group of people!
commented 2016-09-05 15:31:43 -0400
There is only one reason they are smiling, they are COMMUNISTS, and not just communists but corrupt ones. Like theres a government that’s not corrupt or a communist that cares ie. Goolags for those who have an opinion but never acted on it yet get sent to die in work camps if they weren’t excequted immediately for thought. Has a Canadian politician been put in jail? For any act? Ever? People who are smart get into government because they know they will be above the law free from repurcution of any sort(SOSIOPATHS, PSYCOPATHS) and the public wI’ll chear for these criminals. “Don’t that prove they’really motivated”. I’ve read many times the people will not only welcome bondage(Slavery)but ask for it, given the right propaganda. And propaganda was almost invented by the SOVIETS and Edward Bernais. It always seems to be the same no matter what year-“The East is Bad The West is Good.” At certain points in time me this may have been true (but only for a short period)but remember it may have been true only by luck or coincidence not by a mathematical 100 percent infalible rule or law it never is. I’ve got much more but enough for now. Thanks
commented 2016-09-05 15:15:19 -0400
It’s pretty sad when they’d rather govern to destroy society, and watch people starve to death. Than to allow a free market system, that leads to the prosperity of all of society. We may not all make it to the top, but at least we can transpire to be whatever we want to be, and to pay our own way. Crushing the human spirit is the devil’s work, and their seem to be many of his workers in all levels of government. I was taught to care about others, and they were taught to be selfish, and to care about power and control of others for selfish gain. I wouldn’t want to be in any of their shoes on judgment day!
commented 2016-09-05 15:14:37 -0400
No problem.

More unemployment.

More bankruptcies.

More debt.

More failure.

More excuses.

Keep it up, Notley.

If she succeeds to the leadership of the Federal NDP, where she can proclaim the “Alberta Miracle” all she wants, this could all the over by next year. Scores of NDP MLAs will be announcing their retirements and bolt the sinking ship like the rats they are.

What do you call a government when there’s no left to govern? A government that’s not really there.

In the midst of chaos, you can seize what is rightfully yours.
commented 2016-09-05 13:52:28 -0400
@ Bill Elder

I do more than 50% of my business in cash.

I support several families that I could not employ unless I did it this way.

When the feds and the prov gov start showing some responsibility with MY tax dollars – I might change my ways.

Remember this and remember it well.

When this is written: “Government puts 100 million into foreign aid”

It is YOUR tax dollars.

No government has money.

Only YOU have money.

Governments survive on YOUR tax dollars and the credit line at the bank – which YOU are ultimately responsible for.
commented 2016-09-05 13:12:35 -0400
Pay small businesses under the table, whenever you can. We need to support those who are willing to stay, to give employment to those who the government is determined to make extinct. Rachel is just a stupid puppet, who at her age should know much better. She envies the very businesses who have made AB and Canada prosperous. Wynnie is not someone I would ever follow over the cliff that she’s taken ON over. But since Rachel isn’t a leader, she will follow what has worked to destroy capitalism and wealth. This is Junior’s big scam too. He’s as stupid and foolish as all of the puppets that the UN have paid to destroy humanity. Shame on all of them!
commented 2016-09-05 13:06:56 -0400
Have you not begun to figure this out out yet?
The preponderance of irrefutable evidence that these people are not stupid – but acting under an agenda of destruction! A destruction of regions and a destruction of Canada and her sovereignty…They want you to think they are stupid because that makes you blind to their evil agenda.
These so-called leaders – like Trudeau, Wynne and Notley – who were shoe-horned into office, like other so-called world leaders today – are blatantly thumbing their noses at us every chance they get as they deconstruct and dismantle this country daily, turning it into a pile of rubble to build their Globalist New World Order upon. They are only able to get away with this with the help of their allies in treason, the MSM, and of course all the complacent sheep who aren’t looking, can’t see, or just don’t care…
Given the extent this has progressed to, I see no realistic fix, logistically and pragmatically speaking. Jumping up and down and screeching epithets is only playing into their hand. We are going to have to go through the pain of collapse, anarchy and revolution – our only hope is to make a fresh start after we have culled the demons responsible for this coming total destruction – but given human nature…I really don’t hold out much hope, especially in this modern age.
Life is pain – God help us…
commented 2016-09-05 11:49:55 -0400
Notley is following the Wynne plan of destruction to get the same results of driving out business and taxing people into submission. I can’t wait for the carbon tax and electricity/heating charges to take effect in January, after people are coerced by TV commercials to spend way too much on XMas gifts. Small business is already taking a big hit in Calgary and what does numbnuts Nenshi do? Raise property taxes to offset the revenue loss and force even more closures while blowing cash on stupid shit like bicycle lanes to further kill small business.
In my community small businesses come and go continuously. Some last a year or more before finally packing it in. Others last much longer and just cannot make it happen or give up working for nothing. My bet is small business start ups will simply slow down to a full stop and Notley will have to turn elsewhere to keep gouging more money out of people. That good looking turd mayor Don Iveson of Edmonton is starting to salivate and I can see huge tax increases coming in the next budget. With all of Notley’s public service hires Edmonton is ripe for the picking. If this happens Edmonton will be hated by the rest of the province, especially by Calgary.
commented 2016-09-05 11:33:44 -0400
Refuse to pay tax that has no other purpose than to rob the public to empower a klepto-regime.

The dips and their army of phony science posers can’t measure atmospheric CO2 and they can’t prove that taxing carbon will do anything for the CO2 in the environment – - because there is no proof.


commented 2016-09-05 11:31:27 -0400
Anonymous, you really have to change your moniker, the name anonymous is synonymous for fighting the elites that want to control the world and suppression of things like free speech and the rising tide of Marxism. Change your name to I’MADUPE or DUPEDRETARD.

All parties in Canada are now showing their socialist roots, they really have no idea what Canadians stand for.
NDP are now fallen back to their communist origins.
Liberals have moved further left.
Cpc are now liberals.

It’s now very clear that political parties in this country are way left of centre, and bow to their globalists masters. We’ve been sold out. The worst part is that these dimwits didn’t even negotiate to the highest bidder.
commented 2016-09-05 11:12:48 -0400
The cognitive processes of the NDP are seriously impaired! Deductive and inductive reasoning skills are sadly lacking. Perhaps it is time to send these NDP’ers back to school to learn them.
commented 2016-09-05 10:54:11 -0400
Bravo Zulu Very true comment, I was not in the military but I can tell you I live close to high river and after the door kicking gun grabbing, threatening the citizens the cops did there I feel the same way. It was like they wanted a confrontation, The only media who even came close to telling what happened was the rebel, The rest of the MSM and the rcmp seemed content to blame it on the people. Still have yet to hear WHERE THE POLICE CHIEF WAS WHISKED OFF TO WHEN THE SHIT HIT THE FAN, likely to shut her up no doubt. Story in the paper yesterday a guy saves him mother from a car jacking chases down the aholes who did it tackles him and holds them and guess what THE COPS ARREST HIM FOR AGGRIVATE ASSULT just how are we supposed to have any faith in the entire system, you are correct. The NDP does not care about tax payers it is all about rewarding there friends and buddies, my god they are worse than the pc were. I am very doubtful that a lot of them will even stand for re election as they know whats up and they will be destroyed next election. They seem to forget the pc party was voted out, the NDP was just lucky in reality they won by default. Look to see them award more NDP cronies and buddies with fat tax payers payouts before the next election. it will be a feeding frenzy on tax payers money.
commented 2016-09-05 10:51:40 -0400
“All of this ndp bull schitte will be reversed when they are booted out.”

Bravo, I hope you are correct, but when I think of Ontario I have my doubts for all of the provinces not just Alberta. For example in Ontario the rot has gone too deep, there is no ability to reverse it. It will have to be destroyed completely (bankruptcy declared officially) before it can be rebuilt. Bloated bureaucracies and lib appointed committees that have a self-driven agenda, debt that cannot be tamed, not to mention overall a population that can’t be bothered to become informed. Ontario is not the only province like this – Quebec, the Maritimes, and BC all have the similar rot. All I can say is that I feel for the children and grandchildren that will be stuck with the mess that their parents created by voting leftwing (Lib/NDP).
commented 2016-09-05 10:43:18 -0400
Anonymous commented 4 hours ago
“She is definitely not a true conservative, this Ambrose idiot. Is there any TRUE CONSERVATIVES OUT THERE ANYMORE?”

No there isn’t. Isn’t it WONDERFUL?

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⊂( ̄(エ) ̄)⊃ Hmmm. No wonder you are using the name Anonymous, it is plain to see why you want your identity to remain hidden.

Anonymous, when you see quotation marks ( " " ) that means the person is referencing something or someone’s writing. This was the exact posting:

“She is definitely not a true conservative, this Ambrose idiot. Is there any TRUE CONSERVATIVES OUT THERE ANYMORE?”
Doesn’t look like it Roy. The socialists (red tories) took over the party or so it appears.

Your comment should have been directed to Roy since you are referring to the sentence in quotation marks. You’ve done the exact same error under different aliases, rather telling your style, best you brush up on English 101because it is easy to spot your different aliases.
commented 2016-09-05 10:33:56 -0400
Just looking at these evil witches makes my blood boil. The NDP are full of lazy and immature activists, that envy anyone who is self made. They will get what’s coming to them in the end. They govern to destroy, not to build. Those who make any money will be hand picked by these criminals.
commented 2016-09-05 08:11:10 -0400
All of this ndp bull schitte will be reversed when they are booted out.

@ Hyacinth – your comments on Rona are quite true – I do not trust her one little bit.

@ Hyacinth – As for this:

Well – I have been saying for years now that the police are the true enemy of the people. This is simply another example. If a cop had done what this man did he would be getting rewarded with “good shows and atta’ boy” certificates.

As an ex mil guy I used to jump into the fray and help the police.

Now I stand there with my hands in my pocket and watch.

The first opportunity I get to turn my back and leave – I do.

Never trust the police, the prosecutors or the judges – we no longer have a justice system – we have a legal system.

Designed to control YOU and keep YOU in line.

At ANY cost to the public.
commented 2016-09-05 06:20:05 -0400
Welcome to the world of “wingnuts”.
commented 2016-09-05 06:17:05 -0400
“She is definitely not a true conservative, this Ambrose idiot. Is there any TRUE CONSERVATIVES OUT THERE ANYMORE?”

No there isn’t. Isn’t it WONDERFUL?
commented 2016-09-05 04:53:25 -0400
The best economic time periods of Canada was 1950-1960’s we taxes the rich and big corporations 60+% today average pay about 9% taxes. In 1950-1960’s middle class paid 18% on average. And today we pay 45%…. This is why we’re in so much problems. The people the companies need to make money from in order to even break even have no extra money to spend. This is fact. The rebel fluff is just fluff for non true conservatives. Real conservative know the difference.
commented 2016-09-05 04:00:04 -0400
So long as you have a dollar in the bank, or a dime in your pocket, the NDP has plans for your money.

Besides CO2 being a naturally forming gas which we breath out and is essentially plant food, Canada’s production is less than 1.5% or manmade output. Of that Canadian forests absorb more than the Canadian output, so with the logic of the NDP everyone should be receiving a CO2 refund. Right? Yea, right.

Its a scam. Another means to tax us to death.
commented 2016-09-05 02:40:33 -0400
You expect this in Ontario, but Alberta? What is going on in Alberta?

“She is definitely not a true conservative, this Ambrose idiot. Is there any TRUE CONSERVATIVES OUT THERE ANYMORE?”
Doesn’t look like it Roy. The socialists (red tories) took over the party or so it appears.

“How did Alberta get stuck with all the failed candidates in Canada for a government?’
It may seem that way Peter, but have you seen the Red run provinces lately? I swear most of those politicians received their high school diploma as a prize in a box of Cracker Jacks. Apparently the unwritten rule in Canadian politics is “it is not what you know but who you know”.
commented 2016-09-05 01:17:49 -0400
Briañ Ashol Mulroney on traiteress ctv news and Rona Ambrose said tonight the garbage federal government should NOT BE ASKING immigrants if they value our Canadian values when they come into this country. Raike, forget her first name, running for PC federally said immigrants should be questioned more, but Mulroney (THE PC TRAITOR AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE MY EARS, SO DID AMBROSE SAYS NO also. She is definitely not a true conservative, this Ambrose idiot. Is there any TRUE CONSERVATIVES OUT THERE ANYMORE?
commented 2016-09-05 00:33:58 -0400
You didn’t get stuck with them all. Ontario has a crazed dyke bitch that we will deliver to you for Free.
commented 2016-09-05 00:09:23 -0400
How did Alberta get stuck with all the failed candidates in Canada for a government? This has got to be a conspiracy
commented 2016-09-04 23:40:02 -0400
We need a minimum of 100,000 voters in Edmonton plugging up the downtown and on the lawn of the legislature. But its just not bad enough here in Alberta yet and no one really cares. Sorry, but that’s a fact!
Albertans are going to let Notley run up a very large debt while destroying private business which create real prosperity and which pays for the services we need like health care. I’m sorry public sector, but your a leach on the side of any economy, and if not kept under control will, well you figure it out, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist.
The bloated public sector which Notley is creating is the rope with which Alberta is going to hang itself.
commented 2016-09-04 22:20:22 -0400
I guess he has found his safety net , among those that exert their superiority, by abusing those that they don’t consider to be anything near EQUAL.
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