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by Adrienne Tait We tip our hats this week literally transformed summer family Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
to everyone who From the entertainment and fun in Edson and area.
It would now be very difficult to image a
Tip helped plan, organize, Publisher’s Desk summer without this series, as so many
Dana McArthur
of perform, donate, and residents who have attended one, look Alberta organ and tissue
volunteer in bringing to
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes the Hat fruition the Edson support, and the concept became a reality. forward to the next event. donation –registry agent launch
When it comes to festivals and family
Summer Pavilion
The series came about as an idea and desire
Robin Campbell, MLA Series. to provide fun, free, family entertainment entertainment there are few communities
that can boast such a lively scene as Edson.
West Yellowhead The series, more commonly recognized as featuring local acts as a way to bring
Rotary Sundays in the Park, has been a With three more events planned this year
tremendous success since its inception back in members of the community together. including the Free Outdoor Movie, the Man in the
2012. With the completion of the new pavilion and Harvest Jam, and Alberta Culture Days –it's Red Hat
Unpaid leave to It began as a joint venture between the Town the Galloway Museum building, Centennial not only the performers who should take a by Craig McArthur
THE WEEKLY care for seriously of Edson, the Edson Rotary Club, and the Park, with its central location and expansive bow –it's everyone who helped make this
ANCHOR ill relative local arts community. Pretty soon local service grass areas, was now the ideal venue. series possible.
The result of this combined effort has
Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years groups and Edson businesses added their
Views & News Building Canada Plan Rob
by Deanna Mitchener Merrifield
The NDP approach to minimum wage is bad for business Member of Parliament for Yellowhead


Rob

Merrifield submitted: Grant Hunter: Wildrose MLA for economic prosperity, and force small business time ones. Letter to the Editor:
Cardston – Taber – Warner and the Wildrose
owners to raise prices, restrict growth and reduce
Similar types of minimum wage increases are being
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead Shadow Minister for Jobs, Skills, Training, Labour staff levels. implemented in several districts across the United
and Red Tape Reeducation And while there's no doubt several big companies States right now, and the impacts have been Rob
could absorb this type of increase, for many small devastating to small business ecosystems in cities
The Wildrose Official Opposition has been a strong, businesses it will put the employment of like San Francisco where shoppers are often Merrifield
positive and moderate voice for Alberta businesses hardworking Albertans and families at risk. surprised to learn their favourite local stores are 2015 Canada Day
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
in the legislature, while the NDP has remained The Canadian Federation of Independent Business shutting down because of this misguided policy.
Letter to the Editor ideologically stuck on making a dramatic 50 per cent recently estimated this policy could lead to 50,000 to If the NDP had done proper consultations or Our actions do count
increase to minimum wage across Alberta. 183,000 jobs lost or not created in Alberta, as well as economic impact assessments, they would have a Challenge
The NDP members have their hearts in the right a 14 to 28 per cent drop in youth employment. stronger case to do what they're doing, but this hasn't K
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NDP continue to chip Jim Eglinski places, but they have failed to properly study the Wildrose MLAs have been working with small been done. The truth is they've done virtually zero K by GEORGE VANDERBURG
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businesses in local communities across Alberta to
unintended consequences of a change like this.
economic analysis on what a 50 per cent increase to
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
away at small business MP Yellowhead Independent analysis from across Canada shows this find out how this change will affect them and we've the provincial minimum wage would mean for our by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne THE WEEKLY
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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
been bringing those concerns to the legislature.
type of dramatic increase will hurt jobs, growth and
confidence says Wildrose During the last session, we proposed a bill local economies, small businesspeople or workers. Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
Jobs Minister Lori Sigurdson claims she will consult
amendment to lower the small business tax rate from
with business owners on a go-forward basis as she
NDP policies have chipped away at small The end of Letter to the Editor: three per cent to two per cent. phases in her $15 minimum wage legacy, but my Letter to the Editor:
business confidence to the point where Alberta currently has the highest small business tax question to her would be what for, if indeed she's
business optimism remains by far the Farm cat rate in western Canada, and we felt this was an dead-set on bringing in the $15 wage figure.
weakest in the country according to a recent a local icon agreeable proposal that would have helped Alberta The concerns of hardworking Albertans have and Letter to the Editor Policy
Canadian Federation of Independent businesses weather this policy change. But while we will continue to fall on deaf ears, yet they'll be the The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by
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“It’s a sad state of affairs that only one I have lived in the Mackay area for more than It is clear to us now it is the official policy of this for youth and our most vulnerable instead of taking per month. Rebuttals are normally limited to one
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personal taxes, a royalty review and Anyone who has lived on a farm and many This ideological policy shift is a body-blow to first business, Albertans deserve to know their not be published.
policies geared to hurt profits for small others also, know that male animals tend to roam, Alberta's long-term prosperity. government has the best interest of the province at
businesses, Albertans are growing whether they are out hunting, getting some Youth and seniors' employment will be especially heart.
frustrated by this NDP government exercise or just checking out other areas. When hard hit as businesses downsize and are forced to This policy is simply bad for Albertans, bad for
pursuing its ideological economic agenda at you live in close proximity to other residences replace good, full-time jobs with temporary, part- business and bad for Alberta.
a time where we can least afford it.” you run the risk of your animals wandering,
CORRECTION Jim Eglinski
The NDP government announced in June In last week’s Viewpoint Column visiting, or hunting.
their plan to make a dramatic 50 per cent Katie Barnes job title was Recently our male (Tom) cat decided he would MP Yellowhead
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