Category: Business/Finance

  • Annual Report Shows No Fiscal Restraint and Harmful Impact of NDP Policies: Wildrose

    Annual Report Shows No Fiscal Restraint and Harmful Impact of NDP Policies: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB (June 29, 2016): The NDP government’s 2015-16 annual report shows a government with no plan for fiscal restraint, only policies that continue to hurt the economy, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. The annual report showed an even higher than expected deficit after the NDP brought in billions of dollars in new government […]

  • People Need Less Money to Live as They Get Older? Not!

    People Need Less Money to Live as They Get Older? Not!

    What we really need is an evidence-based public conversation about the consumption and income needs of Canadian seniors By Michael Wolfson, Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca OTTAWA, Ont. / Troy Media/ – The C.D. Howe Institute released a study just in time for the recent federal-provincial finance ministers’ meeting, rolling out the tired old argument that as people age […]

  • Government Stabilized Funding for Key Public Services in 2015-16, Despite Steep Drop in Oil Prices

    Government Stabilized Funding for Key Public Services in 2015-16, Despite Steep Drop in Oil Prices

    With the strongest balance sheet in the country, the Alberta government maintained nearly $50 billion in provincially owned net assets, despite the continued economic downturn and declining revenue due to the volatile price of oil. The newly released annual report shows government finished the fiscal year with a $6.4-billion deficit – $324 million more than […]

  • Canadian Angus Association Presents Western Feedlot of the Year Award to Korova Feeders, Doug & Helga Price

    ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB – The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to honour Korova Feeders, Doug and Helga Price of Acme, Alberta with the Western Feedlot of the Year Award. This award was presented at Carcass 101 held in Olds, AB, June 21-22. Korova Feeders has a 30,000 head capacity at two feedlot locations. The […]

  • NDP Should Listen to Job Creators, Slow Down Minimum Wage Hike: Wildrose

    NDP Should Listen to Job Creators, Slow Down Minimum Wage Hike: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB: The NDP government should listen to the concerns of working families and back down from a dramatic minimum wage increase that is putting jobs and businesses at risk, the Wildrose Official Opposition said. On Monday, Restaurants Canada warned the nearly 50 per cent hike from 2015 levels, on top of a hurting economy, […]

  • Albertans Want the Provincial Government to Delay Raising Minimum Wage Until the Economy Improves

    Albertans Want the Provincial Government to Delay Raising Minimum Wage Until the Economy Improves

    This Return On Insight (ROi) survey was commissioned by Restaurants Canada to explore public attitudes toward the proposed increase in the minimum wage in Alberta to $15 per hour by 2018. The  online survey of 757 Alberta adults took place between June 17 and June 21, conducted with a cross section of people recruited for […]

  • Employers See Benefits from Paying Higher Wages

    Employers See Benefits from Paying Higher Wages

    Some business owners find that paying above the minimum wage leads to higher productivity and quality of life among employees, as well as reduced turnover and training costs for their business. Labour Minister Christina Gray reiterated the government’s promise to phase-in a $15-per-hour minimum wage in Alberta during a visit to a Calgary-based business specializing […]

  • Public Advisory from Canada Post Regarding a Potential Work Disruption

    Public Advisory from Canada Post Regarding a Potential Work Disruption

    OTTAWA – Labour negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continue.  Talks have been ongoing since late 2015, and the parties are now in the final stretch. No legal work disruption can occur until July 2, 2016. Details of the offers are highlighted in the background section below. While there […]

  • Government Supports U of L Destination Project

    Government Supports U of L Destination Project

    An increased and accelerated investment of $125 million in Budget 2016 means the University of Lethbridge can begin construction immediately on the Destination Project. The project includes construction of a 36,000-square-metre science and academic building, giving students access to leading-edge labs and programming. The University of Lethbridge is facing higher demand and the new building will […]

  • Wildrose Creates Consolidated ABC Sunshine List Database in Less Than 24 Hours

    Wildrose Creates Consolidated ABC Sunshine List Database in Less Than 24 Hours

    EDMONTON, AB: Following comments from Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s spokesperson that creating a master website for Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs) public disclosure would be “too expensive and time-consuming”, the Wildrose Official Opposition has created their own master database in less than 24 hours. The database can be accessed here. It contains all available publicly […]

  • Government Expands Sunshine List of Publicly Funded Positions

    Government Expands Sunshine List of Publicly Funded Positions

    Remuneration of higher-income earners and board members at public-sector bodies will begin to be posted online. Approximately 150 agencies, boards and commissions are required to publicly disclose compensation information for employees who earn more than $125,000 a year in total compensation, as well as all compensation paid to any board appointees. Public-sector compensation disclosure is […]

  • Creating a Robust Alberta – We call it Alberta 2.0

    Creating a Robust Alberta – We call it Alberta 2.0

    By Senator Black and Dean Doucet Alberta’s energy and resource industries have been the financial backbone of our Province and will continue to be a major economic generator. Yet, Albertans cannot sit back and rely on these industries for investment, job creation, and economic growth to the degree we have in the past. The oil […]

  • Brexit is on: Britain votes to leave the EU – experts respond

    Brexit is on: Britain votes to leave the EU – experts respond

    The United Kingdom has voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. It is a result which will have dramatic implications for the future of the global economy, international relations and the European continent. The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has given notice of his intention to resign. Here, leading experts offering explanations and […]

  • Tax on Tax: NDP Carbon Tax Will Send Tens of Millions to Ottawa

    Tax on Tax: NDP Carbon Tax Will Send Tens of Millions to Ottawa

    EDMONTON, AB (June 23, 2016): The NDP carbon tax is a tax on tax that will result in tens of millions of dollars being shipped to Ottawa with no benefit to Albertans, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. The federal sales tax, or the GST, charges 5 per cent on the total price every time […]

  • Conference Board of Canada Report Confirms Out of Control Health Spending in Alberta: Wildrose

    Conference Board of Canada Report Confirms Out of Control Health Spending in Alberta: Wildrose

    EDMONTON, AB (June 22, 2016): The latest Alberta Fiscal Snapshot by the Conference Board of Canada paints a bleak picture of Alberta’s out of control health spending without results, the Wildrose Official Opposition said today. Alberta spends 33 per cent above the national average on a per-capita age-adjusted basis for health spending, and approximately $600 […]