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MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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On the eve of a new budget


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Alberta's Finance Minister Joe Ceci
of announced the provincial budget will be From the will be considered instead of the cuts they are Alberta organ and tissue Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
unwilling to make.
What we can predict is that with a deficit
the Hat released on October 27. “Our budget will Publisher’s Desk that could easily reach $6.5 billion, anything donation –registry agent launch
outline a plan for jobs and economic growth
Dana McArthur
while stabilizing public services and putting us
the NDP puts forward in the 2016 budget will
Which road to choose? Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes on a path to balance...” and is now at $11.20 and will climb to $15 be controversial.
The budget plan will likely include increased
hour by 2018, putting a further toll on Alberta
spending on infrastructure to bolster jobs and
Robin Campbell, MLA take advantage of the construction lull. It will businesses trying to stay afloat and maintain Letter to the Editor:
West Yellowhead also include protecting core services, along jobs.
with a plan to balance the budget (although not While the province gets busy trying to bolster Man in the
jobs and grow the economy, it's busy making it
as soon as they hoped). more difficult for businesses to stay in business Voting concerns...
Borrowing for infrastructure development in a Red Hat
Unpaid leave to downturn is an idea that has had some success. and maintain the jobs –it all seems a bit of an Dear Editor, by Craig McArthur
My care for seriously It has been used many times to fend of the oxymoron –but perhaps the new budget will I am an Alberta born, Canadian Citizen,
help clear this up.
worst of a recession –particularly when interest
ViewPoint ill relative rates are low, like they are now. In the meantime, the NDP do seem serious have an Alberta Birth Certificate, valid
by Adrienne Tait The downside so far for Alberta's business about escaping the province's over-reliance on driver's licence for Calgary, Alberta. I Rob
Building Canada Plan work in Edson, Alberta. I have no ID with
sector is that corporate income taxes have been oil and gas royalties. So, if the NDP's plans to an Edson address.
hiked 2% and income taxes have also been diversify the economy are to move ahead, then They refused my vote. Merrifield
hiked for those earning more than $125,000 a green initiatives cost money –a lot of money I actually got off my butt to vote. How Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
year. –and it will have to come from somewhere. many others has this happened to?
Rob Minimum wage rose by $1 an hour last week What is not being said is whether a sales tax At least two others that I know of while I

Merrifield Letter to the Editor: was at the voting station.
Low voter turnout? I wonder why!
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Views & News Operation Christmas Child begins BARBRA ROTH Rob

by Deanna Mitchener Merrifield
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The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email, I am a volunteer working on behalf of In this modern day an age you can also choose 2015 Canada Day
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away at small business MP Yellowhead Uruguay, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, do NOT include the following: by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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businesses, Albertans are growing of the following churches: Bethel Pentecostal give me a call at 780-723-3050.
frustrated by this NDP government Church, Edson Baptist Church, Edson
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pursuing its ideological economic agenda at the Edson/Peers reformed Church. Sincerely,
a time where we can least afford it.” Choose whether your gift will be for a boy or Augustine Lapierre, Jim Eglinski
The NDP government announced in June a girl and an age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. If Operation Christmas Child Volunteer
their plan to make a dramatic 50 per cent you wrap the box please wrap the lid separately. MP Yellowhead
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