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The Numbers are in: Olympics will Cost Taxpayers a Pretty Penny
September 14, 2018This week, Calgary’s official Olympic bidding organization, “BidCo,” released their hosting plans for the 2026 winter games. The plan outlines how much the Olympics is expected to cost, infrastructure plans, expected revenues, and the total bill that must be covered by taxpayers. Let’s take a closer look at BidCo’s hosting plan and the potential bill (a little foreshadowing: taxpayers are expected to fork up a pretty penny).
A couple quick notes about government employee "pay freezes" in Alberta...
August 16, 2018Taxpayers should know the truth behind the Alberta government's claims about negotiating "pay freezes" with government employees.
Are AB ministers stiffing taxpayers for vehicle usage?
July 25, 2018It’s easy to shrug off the cost of the carbon tax if you’re not paying the full bill ... say, if you’re a provincial cabinet minister and you use your taxpayer-funded government vehicle to drive off to Banff for the weekend or if you use it routinely for your weekend grocery trips.
Photo radar – a look at "safety efforts" in "Edmonton" and "Calgary"
July 24, 2018Governments often claim that they hand out photo radar tickets because drivers are committing unsafe acts. This begs the question – what are governments doing to address locations where there's a high incidence of such tickets?