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Old 10-22-2019, 11:16 PM   #1761
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Jason Kenny knows that the current equalization rules were put in place when he was a Cabinet member of Stephen Harper's government, right? The Liberals just let the previous rules continue.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:24 PM   #1762
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I think a lot of Canadians understand the desire Albertans have to maximize oil revenues. The ability to balance that desire with the legitimate environmental concerns associated oil extraction is where the disconnect happens. Personally, I don't see the environmental concerns abating for the rest of the country in the future.
Yeah after I typed that I figured someone would jump on when I said misplaced. Let me clarify. Concern about climate change is not misplaced, it’s a big deal and something that needs to be addressed. What is horribly misplaced is the perception that shuttering Albertas oil industry does anything for GLOBAL carbon emissions that contribute to GLOBAL climate change. If the rest of the world adopted albertas techniques and principles for O&G extraction, the carbon intensity associated with hydrocarbon extraction would drop 23%. Given that, and the fact right now that demand for these products will continue for decades it becomes the only pragmatic realistic option to allow grater market share for Canadian oil. Take you guys in Quebec. You could have a pipeline right now from Alberta with our oil and gas fully supplying you. Instead you import higher carbon intensity oil from the USA or Asia, and instead of piping it which has the lowest emissions you ship it across thousands of miles in supertankers. You guys are using oil, and you’re not even mitigating the carbon intensity while helping out fellow Canadians. That’s what I mean about misplaced, you’re actually harming the environment more. Any thoughts on the differential and pipeline constraints I mentioned earlier being the main reason for our troubles? Again, we need Canadians to understand what’s really going on here, please open your mind and listen.
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:35 PM   #1763
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But but but- that oil is cheaper and helped finance Trudeau and friends get power. Thus, the predicament.

If Quebec- or anyone else ACTUALLY cared about the environment (and let me be crystal clear- they donít), there would be lobbying, protesting, media (social, print and otherwise) covering this.

Canadian oil displacing American or other foreign sources is better for the environment. The end. Thereís no debate.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:20 AM   #1764
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They're already on that in Victoria. Cruise ships now cannot dump their garbage here and have to plug in at port instead of running their engines 24/7. Or some such thing.
talk about a drain on the environment. there is no need to have cruise ships in this world. none.

they should be banned.
but for now, they can have one cruise ship go through for every oiler tanker.
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Old 10-23-2019, 09:25 PM   #1765
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They're already on that in Victoria. Cruise ships now cannot dump their garbage here and have to plug in at port instead of running their engines 24/7. Or some such thing.
Not to mention city council just passed a motion to cap the number of cruise ships that can dock here. Doesn't really do anything for the environment because they'll still pass through our waters, but don't you worry Alberta, we will be shooting ourselves in the balls as well.
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Old 10-24-2019, 02:03 AM   #1766
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yes, that's a real equivalency to shutting down the largest industry in Canada
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yes, that's a real equivalency to shutting down the largest industry in Canada
Good thing I didn't make that equivalency then, eh?
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:59 AM   #1768
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https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/co...ervice-layoffs

A little primer for today's budget, includes an attack on the disabled to help cover his tax break. So thanks UCP voters.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:11 AM   #1769
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A little primer for today's budget, includes an attack on the disabled to help cover his tax break. So thanks UCP voters.

UCP voters? How about thank you NDP for spending like drunken sailors and driving investment out of Alberta. Should the current government sit on their hands and not do anything about the ballooning deficit?
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Does he really think that people will accept his argument that de-indexing to inflation is not, in fact, a cut in funding?
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:19 AM   #1771
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it is tough for governments to do budgets there days as there is to lower both personal and business taxes and continue to deliver services.

Personally, I'd rather see the government hold the line on taxes, and ensure that the majority of dollars spent are not wasted and try to ensure that there are no boondoggles
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So much for "finding efficiencies" I guess
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It's one item. We haven't seen the whole budget yet. I dont think it's an attack. But we've cheaped out on AISH for years. We're the lowest province in the country by far for handicap support. It's not a place I'd be looking to save.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:09 AM   #1774
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I wonder if he will put a hold on funding the green line? Not that nay of that money looks like it is going to be spent any time soon...


What other major capital projects can get cut?
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:15 AM   #1775
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I'd be sort of nice if they'd figure out what green line they want to build. I would not be surprised to see funding held until they get it sorted.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:16 AM   #1776
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A little primer for today's budget, includes an attack on the disabled to help cover his tax break. So thanks UCP voters.
An attack? Thatís what you got out of that? They just wonít raise the amount paid out over the next 4 years. How is this an attack LOL
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:40 AM   #1777
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An attack? Thatís what you got out of that? They just wonít raise the amount paid out over the next 4 years. How is this an attack LOL
When you consider inflation, a freeze ends up leaving folks on AISH with less to spend when they are already struggling.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:43 AM   #1778
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When you consider inflation, a freeze ends up leaving folks on AISH with less to spend when they are already struggling.
exactly. AISH I feel has been underfunded for many years now. these people need more help, not less.

4 years of no raise to what they receive? that's going to put people who are generally struggling to get by in an even worse position.

to me that's a kick at some very vulnerable people.
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I wonder if he will put a hold on funding the green line? Not that nay of that money looks like it is going to be spent any time soon...


What other major capital projects can get cut?


At this stage, just build the cheapest parts of the line and skip the tunnel / bridge across the Bow. People can walk that short stretch. Itís not that abnormal for lines on other cities to have discontinuities. Get people working on this.
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