Editorials

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:37

Not the best use for our tax dollars

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At the beginning of January the NDP government in Alberta rolled out its carbon tax.

With the countryside littered with fragments of shot-down (trial) balloons as the release of the Saskatchewan budget nears the end of this month, Premier Brad Wall is at his first real crossroads.

Not that they are smiling smugly somewhere, but one has to know that Alberta Farmworkers Union’s Eric Musekamp and Darlene Dunlop are feeling a little bit of redemption and justification in their more than decade-long battle for establishing farm workers’ rights.

Anyone tired of politics yet?

One of the benefits of living in an open and democratic society is people have the freedom to decide where they want to live and work, how they want to spend their free time, who they want to associate with, and who they want to vote for in elections.

Dan Perrins, ironically was a deputy minister under Premier Lorne Calvert. So why would a Sask. Party government name a former NDP cabinet minister to head up a commission?

For some, there are more questions than answers when it comes to Alberta’s new carbon tax which came into effect Jan. 1.

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