Varcoe: Province must act on unpaid property taxes by energy firms

Former MLA David Swann calls for a property tax strike to pressure the Alberta government to hold oil and gas companies accountable for not paying rural property taxes. Swann was speaking outside the McDougall Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Jan.…

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Premier Jason Kenney has promised to introduce legislation on citizen-initiated referendums. Now is your chance to make suggestions, says columnist Danielle Smith. Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia Calgary A caller on my show this week came up with an idea to…

Braid: Conservative field shrinks as Harper talk starts

Former prime minister Stephen Harper Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia The talent void in the Conservative leadership race is prompting strange scenarios among Alberta loyalists. Their first and faintest hope: Stephen Harper comes back, wins the leadership with ease, runs off Prime Minister…

Varcoe: It’s deja vu all over again, as council debates tax relief for city businesses

Kelly Doody, owner of The Social School, helped organize a tax revolt last summer when her business faced a 400 per cent tax hike. She says relief programs, like council is again proposing, have not been effective. Brendan Miller/Postmedia If…