Category: Business/Finance

  • Alberta Squanders Its Business-Friendly Image

    Alberta Squanders Its Business-Friendly Image

    Notley government must recognize the path back to prosperity is through improving the province’s investment climate By Steve Lafleur and Jason Clemens, The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. / Troy Media/ – The decline of Alberta’s investment climate is grabbing headlines in both traditional and social media. While the policies responsible for this chill were announced months ago, […]

  • Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to be Reviewed

    Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to be Reviewed

    The government is moving to restore consumer confidence in Alberta’s automotive industry by appointing George Cuff to lead a review into the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC). Cuff, a former mayor of Spruce Grove and an expert in board and council governance as well as governance reviews, has been asked to examine AMVIC and […]

  • With Record Deficits and Job Loss, NDP Should Drop Plan for Taxpayer Funded Rebates to Political Parties

    With Record Deficits and Job Loss, NDP Should Drop Plan for Taxpayer Funded Rebates to Political Parties

    EDMONTON, AB: The NDP should drop their plan to provide political parties with millions of dollars in taxpayer funded rebates during a time of massive deficits and economic uncertainty, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. Today, NDP Edmonton-Ellerslie MLA Rod Loyola introduced a motion in the Ethics and Accountability Committee that would rebate political parties and […]

  • Calgary Regional Partnership: Marv’s Classic Soda Shop

    Calgary Regional Partnership: Marv’s Classic Soda Shop

    Relive the booming 50’s and enjoy a vintage treat Marv’s Classic Soda Shop is one of those places that makes the drive on Cowboy Trail worthwhile. It’s unlike anything else in the Calgary Region. As you enter Marv’s you instantly feel as if you have stepped on to a 1950’s movie set! You are greeted by: doo-wop […]

  • New Support for Small Business Recovery in Fort McMurray

    New Support for Small Business Recovery in Fort McMurray

    Financial assistance for small businesses affected by wildfires in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo will be available starting this September. Small businesses recovering from the Fort McMurray wildfire will have access to two complementary recovery programs as they resume operations and support their employees. The first program – funded by the governments of Alberta, Canada […]

  • With Gov’t Spending Millions Per Year on Ads, NDP Should Scrap Motion to Handcuff Political Party Spending

    With Gov’t Spending Millions Per Year on Ads, NDP Should Scrap Motion to Handcuff Political Party Spending

    EDMONTON, AB: With the government spending almost $6 million in government advertising in just one year, the NDP should either scrap a new motion to limit election spending or give political parties the same spending caps on advertising as the Alberta government, the Wildrose Official Opposition said Tuesday. At a recent Ethics & Accountability Committee meeting, NDP […]

  • Cross-Border Learning Supports Leadership Development

    Cross-Border Learning Supports Leadership Development

    Cameron Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane, will attend a leadership program at the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) Aug. 12-16 in Madison, Wis. The program is supported by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Midwest and is offered to new lawmakers among member jurisdictions. CSG Midwest is a regional forum bringing together legislators and […]

  • Docs Clearly Show NDP Misleading Albertans About Their Costly Legal Battle

    Docs Clearly Show NDP Misleading Albertans About Their Costly Legal Battle

    EDMONTON, AB: Decades-old documents show the clause protecting Albertans from a government introducing massive tax or regulatory changes to Alberta’s electricity grid had always been the government’s intention, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. Alberta government regulation 175/2000 includes documents prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP which led a team of independent regulatory experts in charge of creating […]

  • Programs Prepare Alberta Companies for International Success

    Programs Prepare Alberta Companies for International Success

    A new suite of programs will provide additional support for Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entering new international markets. Alberta companies interested in exporting to new international markets will get more support through the Alberta Export Expansion Package. The package consists of three new programs with a total of up to $9 million in […]

  • Ceci Needs to Come Clean on Credit Downgrade Conversations: Wildrose

    Ceci Needs to Come Clean on Credit Downgrade Conversations: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB (August 10, 2016): With documents obtained by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) indicating that Finance Minister Joe Ceci may have been aware of the economic consequences of losing our triple-A credit rating before he acted, Albertans deserve to know the true costs of the NDP’s risky economic plans, the Wildrose Official Opposition […]

  • Documents Obtained by CFIB Show Finance Minister Knows Ramifications of Recent Credit Downgrade

    84% of entrepreneurs say no to debt financing; Albertans deserve to know costs CALGARY August 10th 2016 – Documents obtained by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci is aware of the financial impact to the province of recent credit downgrades from AAA to […]

  • Having it all Five Years after Graduation?

    Having it all Five Years after Graduation?

    RBC poll reveals gap in students’ expectations on key life moments 1st year and 4th year students voice their greater expectations on earning their first $100K, settling down and having kids TORONTO /CNW/ – The majority of students expect to achieve several key life moments – own first car, draw a great salary, pay off student debt, […]

  • 1 in 2 Canadians Admit they were Unprepared to Manage Finances Heading into University

    1 in 2 Canadians Admit they were Unprepared to Manage Finances Heading into University

    Students help increase financial literacy across Canada through Enactus and the Capital One Financial Education Challenge TORONTO /CNW/ – Post-secondary students may be prepared for their required curriculum this fall, but a recent Capital One Canada Financial Education study suggests that many could be blindsided by a crash course in money management. Forty-six per cent of Canadians […]

  • Fort McMurray Gets Record-Breaking Donations for Relief Campaign

    Fort McMurray Gets Record-Breaking Donations for Relief Campaign

    The Government of Alberta is contributing $30.3 million to match money donated by Albertans to the Canadian Red Cross relief campaign for residents of Fort McMurray. Donations will support the health and wellness of residents and the recovery of the local economy through targeted programs. “Our government has been standing with the people of Fort […]

  • NDP Government Must Clarify Whether They Have the Best Interests of Albertans or Union Pals at Heart: Wildrose

    NDP Government Must Clarify Whether They Have the Best Interests of Albertans or Union Pals at Heart: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB: Recent actions by the NDP government and their union counterparts demonstrate that in the face of the worst economic downturn in over 50 years, the NDP government is choosing public sector pay raises over fiscal restraint, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Particularly in a time when significant job losses and cutbacks are the […]