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Old 05-14-2019, 02:26 PM   #441
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12, I think?

Dissapointed I was hoping for 42
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:31 PM   #442
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:35 PM   #443
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Its actually rather incredible that 16% of respondents weren't in favour of a tax cut which directly benefited them.
First and foremost, it should be noted that the Small Business Tax Rate is not discussed. The NDP lowered it to 2% in Alberta for 2018. So the "unsure crowd" could be those that qualify for the Small Business Tax (i'm not sure how many of the respondents are small businesses). Unless I'm completely wrong, the corporate tax rate doesn't matter (directly) until you're bringing in over $500,000 a year in profit. Even some of the strongly oppose might not like the idea of giant corporations getting cuts taking out the ma-and-pa shops.

Others could be opposed because it doesn't go far or quickly enough. If you're struggling to make ends meet today, 11% next year might not quite help you enough.

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Old 05-14-2019, 02:53 PM   #444
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Calgary's economy poised for steady growth over next 5 years, city report says

Unemployment rate predicted to drop to 5.9% by 2024

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...xOquROlmfzJoUc

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The Calgary and Region Economic Outlook for 2019 to 2024 predicts Calgary's GDP growth will be 1.9 per cent for 2019 — higher than the provincial average of 1.5 per cent and the national rate of 1.7 per cent.

The city's economists predict that Western Canada Select (WCS) prices will rise steadily from $38 US per barrel in 2019 to $52 US per barrel by 2024.

The regional economy is expected to add 108,500 jobs over the six years from 2018 to 2023.

Job growth should support the absorption of office space, and the vacancy rate would decline from 25 to 15 per cent by the end of the forecast horizon.

Calgary's population is expected to grow by 131,400 in five years with net migration being the primary driver.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:00 PM   #445
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Calgary's economy poised for steady growth over next 5 years, city report says

Unemployment rate predicted to drop to 5.9% by 2024

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...xOquROlmfzJoUc
Unless they can tell the future on who wins the election in october any projection like this should be taken with a huge grain of salt.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:39 PM   #446
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Wow, thanks Kenney!
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:28 PM   #447
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Wow, thanks Kenney!
Raising taxes during a recession is flat out stupid. Lowering them is solid planning.

Its the difference between getting a smaller percentage of something or a larger percentage of nothing.

A huge whiff of the NDP's.

"People and Businesses are struggling to survive! You know what we should do? Raise their income taxes, their costs of doing business, sue ourselves aaaand....what hell, lets throw in a Carbon Tax! This is solid logic!"
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:49 PM   #448
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The death of desk thumping coming to the AB legislature. Like doesn't the govt have more important things to work on

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The governing party will also try and stop the time-honoured tradition of desk-thumping in the legislature.

“Desk-thumping is obnoxious and takes away from the process,” Nixon said.

“Stay tuned on this, but I suspect you’ll see a standing order that changes desk-thumping to not be allowed in the house.”
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:03 AM   #450
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Calgary's economy poised for steady growth over next 5 years, city report says

Unemployment rate predicted to drop to 5.9% by 2024

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...xOquROlmfzJoUc


Good economic news, but as usual tied to oil price projections. This wheel keeps a rollin’
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:47 AM   #451
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The death of desk thumping coming to the AB legislature. Like doesn't the govt have more important things to work on



https://calgaryherald.com/news/polit...7-dc27daecf0c5
Breaking: Desk thumping to be replaced with jazz hands!!!
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https://calgaryherald.com/news/polit...7-dc27daecf0c5
I guess this might be more palatable for the UCP now that they hold power and desk-thumper #1 Derek Fildebrandt isn't around anymore.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:49 AM   #453
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Unemployment rate predicted to drop to 5.9% by 2024

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...xOquROlmfzJoUc
Growth rate stats need to be looked at along with absolute numbers, otherwise they're pure fluff.

The cheering regarding this "growth" is plain dumb.

It's as if someone went from 5 years ago being fully employed in a well-paying job to broke and homeless last year... Now this year, they're still homeless, but have a new pair of shoes and $2 in their pocket... Yay, growth!
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Med Hat shuttering 5 year old Solar thermal plant, its cheaper to use natural gas


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A concentrated solar thermal (CST) plant seemed like a good idea at one time — circa 2009 — but this week, the city of Medicine Hat pointed its solar panels down, shuttering the facility after five years of operation.


Collin Gallant, a reporter at the Medicine Hat News, said Wednesday in an interview with the Calgary Eyeopener that the plant wasn't a bad idea gone wrong, but rather a victim of persistently low natural gas prices.

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Even back then, Clugston acknowledged that the plant made no financial sense because it produced only one megawatt of electricity on an ideal summer day, and the city was not as flush with cash in 2014 when it opened as in 2009 when it launched the project.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:43 AM   #455
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"I think they said that at the size it is now it would take gas costs of about $19 or … $20 a gigajoule to to make it economical again," Gallant said.

What financial genius approved this?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:38 AM   #456
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What financial genius approved this?
It was a five year pilot project partially funded by Alberta and Federal governments to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology at a northern latitude. Apparently it works reasonable well in southern areas but not so well here where the amount of daylight and the angle of the sun in winter make it not very effective.

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ATB revised report on the Alberta economy in 2019


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Old 05-16-2019, 11:50 AM   #458
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It was a five year pilot project partially funded by Alberta and Federal governments to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology at a northern latitude. Apparently it works reasonable well in southern areas but not so well here where the amount of daylight and the angle of the sun in winter make it not very effective.

You'd think they would have realized this before they built it, it seems like a well duh kind of thing.


Someone with a slide rule and a Commodore 64 could have probably figured it out.
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It's like the Canmore municipal building solar project. OK, fine you want to use solar. But you'd be better building the project somewhere that gets sun. I've looked to find info on production there, but I can't find it. I figured they'd have all this data showing how awesome it is, but they do not, probably becuase it's a trickle of power, not a torrent.
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Solar is not going to be as efficient in Canada.

We should figure out a way to burn natural gas without any emissions and run with that.
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