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Sun Column: Stacking the deck against Alberta

The numbers are staggering. Over the past several years, more than $40 billion in investment has fled Alberta’s oilsands, and our province stands to lose much more in the years to come. The major players fleeing Alberta are hardly fly-by-night operators: we’re talking about some of the world’s leading companies,...

Tone deaf carbon tax defence out of touch with everyday Albertans

It was disappointing, but not unexpected, to read NDP Environment Minister Shannon Phillips’s brazen defence of the NDP’s carbon tax in these pages this past Saturday (“On climate change, Albertans expect their leaders to lead”, June 23, 2018). The NDP’s carbon tax was always just a government cash grab —...

House Speech on Equalization Reform - 2016

In November of 2016 we debated a motion on equalization in the Alberta Legislative Assembly.  The NDP voted it down.  Here is an edited excerpt:   November 28, 2016 Motion 509. Mr. Jean moved: Be it resolved that the Legislative Assembly urge the government to complete and make public a...

It's not you it's the Carbon Tax

The NDP is at it again. This time, pedalling the false notion that a rejection of their carbon tax agenda is equal to a rejection of science. These worn out talking points came last week from Steve Williams, president and CEO of Suncor. Speaking at an event in Calgary, Williams...