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May 19, 2019

 
 
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Alberta needs a provincial sales tax more than ever
  Alberta needs a provincial sales tax more than ever
 

Barrie McKenna

 
Economics Reporter
Albertans were not amused when then premier Jim Prentice famously suggested they “look in the mirror” for the source of the province’s budget woes.

 
“All of us have had the best of everything and haven’t had to pay for what it costs,” the late Mr. Prentice bluntly warned just days before losing the 2015 provincial election to Rachel Notley and the NDP.

 
New Premier Jason Kenney looked in the mirror last week and decided what Alberta really needs is a big corporate tax cut. His United Conservative Party government plans to slash the rate to 8 per cent from 12 per cent over four years as a way to spur business investment.

 
 
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Canada’s saddest grow-op: My humiliating adventures in growing marijuana
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Ian Brown

 
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Utility dream stock, a closer look at Onex and Buffett’s Amazon bet: What you need to know in investing this week
  Utility dream stock, a closer look at Onex and Buffett’s Amazon bet: What you need to know in investing this week
 

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Canada, U.S. and Mexico reach deal to lift Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs
  Canada, U.S. and Mexico reach deal to lift Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs
 

Adrian Morrow, Lawrence Martin and Eric Atkins

 
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Interprovincial trade barriers are choking Canada’s burgeoning wine, beer and spirits industry: it’s time for ministers to act
 
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  Smart-glasses company North raises $40-million in new financing
 
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  AltaGas to open B.C. terminal for exporting propane to Asia
 
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Opinion
 
Air Canada’s takeover of Transat would sharply reduce competition on key overseas routes
 

Kevin Bryan, Ambarish Chandra and Mara Lederman

 
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Michael Babad's Business Briefing
 
  Why so many Canadians could be in so much trouble in an economic shock (notably in B.C., Ontario)
 

Michael Babad

 
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Environmentalists say Alberta $30-million ‘war room’ threat won’t distract them
 
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Canadian dollar recovers from three-week low on reported steel and aluminum tariff deal
 
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From technology, telecom and media
 
Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist
 
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  Ontario government cuts funding for small-business programs
 
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