Category Archives: Alberta

GUNTER: Notley’s tough talk on Trans Mountain not enough to save Alberta

The Notley government has spent three years doing everything it can to ruin Alberta’s economy.

It has imposed – and then raised – an unwanted carbon tax. It has risked reducing development of the oilsands by imposing a hard cap on emissions. It has raised taxes on energy companies, cozied up to the federal Liberals and accelerated the shut down of every one of our coal-fired power plants at a tremendous cost to Alberta taxpayers and coal communities.

And in the process of paying for this, the NDP are on a path to rack up nearly $100 billion in debt.

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Alberta parents ask judge to block law that allows schools to keep secret a child joining LGBT club

A Court of Queen’s Bench judge in the city of Medicine Hat is hearing 25 faith-based schools and others’ case against Bill 24, The Canadian Press reports. The plaintiffs want enforcement of the law delayed until its constitutionality is decided.

Last year, Alberta education minister David Eggen led the effort to pass Bill 24, which forbids schools from telling parents if their children have joined GSAs without the child’s consent, even children as young as kindergarten.

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Trudeau hitches us all to his crazy train

It sucks to have to root for Justin Trudeau.

But now that his ego has written a $4.5-billion cheque that the rest of us are going to have to cover, what else can we do? On Wednesday, Trudeau’s finance minister Bill Morneau and natural resources minister Jim Carr were trotted out to announce that the federal government is solving the Trans Mountain pipeline impasse by buying the entire project from Kinder Morgan. The government is also providing loan guarantees to ensure pipeline construction gets underway this year.

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Elizabeth May: Pipeline will cost taxpayers billions more

Speaking to Black Press from Ottawa, May called into question the deal announced this morning for the federal government to buy the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline and associated infrastructure from Kinder Morgan this summer for $4.5 billion, unless another industry buyer steps up. May agreed that the posposed purchase would nationalize the existing pipeline and possibly cost taxpayers billions more if Ottawa moves to pay for the building of the twin line already started by Kinder Morgan.

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‘This changes nothing’: Indigenous leader says opposition movement will only grow as federal government buys Trans Mountain

B. C. Indigenous leaders and environmentalists say the news that the federal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline to transport crude oil from Alberta to the West coast only increases their determination to stop construction on the project.

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Only In Canada Would We Pay $4.5 Billion For Something That Could Have Been Free

The investment is a bold move by the federal Liberals. The decision will be wildly popular in Alberta. The Liberals are unlikely to improve upon the four seats they won in Alberta in 2015. However, this investment may prevent the Liberals from being wiped off the electoral map in Alberta next year.

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