Alberta Election Fact Check: Could Alberta end or change equalization?


B00Mer
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Alberta Election Fact Check: Could Alberta end or change equalization?

https://globalnews.ca/news/5113104/a...on-referendum/
 
Curious Cdn
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What if Alberta needs Equalization again like they used to before the 1980s?
 
Twin_Moose
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Add all energy including hydro-electric into the formula would change equalization into a far more fair program
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

What if Alberta needs Equalization again like they used to before the 1980s?

You didn't read the article.

The UCP talk about killing equalization payments but you need the approval from 2 main provinces, Ontario or Quebec.

Seems the only way to get out of equalization to to leave Canada, join the USA
 
Hoid
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What there needs to be is formula whereby all the taxes Albertan's pay to Alberta over their working lives are transferred to whatever province they retire in.

Alberta is running a scam
 
Jinentonix
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What's funny is Kenney is one the people who worked on the changes to transfer payments that he's complaining about.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

You didn't read the article.
The UCP talk about killing equalization payments but you need the approval from 2 main provinces, Ontario or Quebec.
Seems the only way to get out of equalization to to leave Canada, join the USA

Are you sure that joining the USA is going to get you out of sending your money elsewhere? They're even more indebted than we are.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Are you sure that joining the USA is going to get you out of sending your money elsewhere? They're even more indebted than we are.

BOOMer has taken to spouting alt-right talking points. Don't ask him to think.
 
DaSleeper
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And Alt left talking points from Fakebook are thoughtful???
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

And Alt left talking points from Fakebook are thoughtful???

I don't have a Facebook account, myself.

You are as obsessed about Facebook as Danbones is about Weiner.
 
taxslave
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A quick glance at the equalization map shows Ottawa stealing money from the west and giving it to the east. ANd this doesn't even count all the out of province paycheques that flow from Alberta jobs.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

BOOMer has taken to spouting alt-right talking points. Don't ask him to think.

What as apposed to your alt-left antifa agenda, influenced by cheap drugs and free government money.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

A quick glance at the equalization map shows Ottawa stealing money from the west and giving it to the east. ANd this doesn't even count all the out of province paycheques that flow from Alberta jobs.

The patterns change over time. Saskatchewan and Newfoundland used to be dirt poor ... Newfoundland was a basket case when the joined Confederation and the Great Depression left Saskatchewan as a smoking hole. Both places pay in more than they withdraw, right now. Alberta must be getting damned close to "have not" at the moment, too. The message in that bottle is don't bet everything on producing one product.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The patterns change over time. Saskatchewan and Newfoundland used to be dirt poor ... Newfoundland was a basket case when the joined Confederation and the Great Depression left Saskatchewan as a smoking hole. Both places pay in more than they withdraw, right now. Alberta must be getting damned close to "have not" at the moment, too. The message in that bottle is don't bet everything on producing one product.

Yes they should cap those oil wells No one eats beef anymore .
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Yes they should cap those oil wells No one eats beef anymore .

I'm not sure if Alberta beef even reaches this market. Besides, Ontario is a major beef producer, too. That's the choice, eh. Oil or cows? Albert u a is galloping into the "have not" column for the short term, anyway.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

I'm not sure if Alberta beef even reaches this market. Besides, Ontario is a major beef producer, too. That's the choice, eh. Oil or cows? Albert u a is galloping into the "have not" column for the short term, anyway.

Where is you link? Your stats are from dreamland.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Yes they should cap those oil wells No one eats beef anymore .

Really?Just because you don't doesn't mean the world will follow in your footsteps.
 
B00Mer
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You're all ****ing stupid about beef..

Alberta exports loads of beef daily to Mexico and the USA.

JBS out of Brooks is extremely busy as well as Cargill in Okatoks.

Alberta beef is the best!!

Alberta oil is the best!!