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AB lost nearly 2K active businesses since Job Creation Tax Cut

This was the worst performance of all the other provinces in Canada.

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Did Jason Kenney create more jobs with his corporate tax cut?

Sort of. But there’s something you should know.

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AB saw largest loss in active businesses since May

Between June 2019—the last month before the Job Creation Tax Cut came into effect—and June 2022, Alberta saw the largest loss in the number of active businesses of all the provinces in Canada.

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Alberta sees largest loss in active businesses

Between May 2019—two months before the Job Creation Tax Cut came into effect—and May 2022, Alberta has seen the largest loss in the number of active businesses of all the provinces in Canada.

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Tax cuts don’t create jobs. Higher worker wages creates jobs.

Conservative politicians cut taxes so they can give their rich donors more money. After all, taxes are applied to profits, not revenue, and lower taxes means more profits. But that doesn’t sell well with the public, so they tell us that low taxes creates jobs. Except tax cuts don’t create jobs. Let me explain. Companies […]

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AB lost 4K companies with employees since Job Creation Tax Cut

That’s the largest loss of any province over the last 3 years.

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UCP end property tax for some affordable housing providers

Last month, Alberta’s municipal affairs minister signed a ministerial order that allowed some private affordable housing providers to be exempt from paying property taxes.

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UCP hiking personal income tax by $286M in 2022

That’s despite a promise by Jason Kenney in 2019 for no changes to the current personal income tax system.

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Did the NDP corporate tax increase force companies to leave Alberta?

I looked at head office data for Alberta during 2012 and 2019 and compared it to other provinces.

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Alberta’s oil & gas sector generated -$212M in corporate tax revenue last year

Yep. You read that right. Negative $212 million.