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by Adrienne Tait of In lieu of an actual budget, Alberta's Finance serious capital investments for another two Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
From the
the Hat Minister Joe Ceci presented the government's Publisher’s Desk years.
No one expected global oil prices to drop
first-quarter forecast recently.
In short, expenses are up at $50.2 billion and Dana McArthur to the levels they have recently. And with Alberta organ and tissue
donation –registry agent launch
Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes revenues are down at $44.3 billion –leaving a job losses in the oil patch, the drought's The Weekly Anchor welcomes letters to the editor by email,
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5.9 billion dollar shortfall.
fax, post or delivery.
The finance minister also predicted if current This is remarkable –when given the fact these added cost and damage of a heavy wildfire All letters are published at the discretion of the editor who
Robin Campbell, MLA conditions continue the final deficit could reach hikes were made sans a budget. season –Albertans are having a rough fiscal reserves the right to edit for clarity, length, taste, and libel.
Letters published are strictly the writer’s opinion and do not
West Yellowhead $6.5 billion. A twinkle of good news did emerge when year. reflect the policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must
bear the name of the writer and include the address and
In the meanwhile, government has approved Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd The shortfall will undoubtedly get covered telephone number for verification. Address and telephone Man in the
the borrowing of $6 billion, with almost no announced recently the NDP will push back the in some creative way – but more taxes are number will not be published.
details of how that money would be spent. date of the oil and gas royalty review to 2017. the last thing anyone needs. Red Hat
Unpaid leave to Raised corporate taxes, raised taxes for high- Postponing the review may offer some very What was awkwardly absent from the by Craig McArthur
care for seriously income earners, raised business taxes, and nearly short term relief for companies planning for the quarter's forecast or amid the numerous tax
ill relative doubled the carbon tax on industry over the next fall. But the mid and long term uncertainty hikes –was any suggestion or inclination to
two years. could, in all likelihood, discourage the return of trimming the size of Alberta's over-bloated
Building Canada Plan bureaucracy. Rob

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Alberta steps up in support Member of Parliament for Yellowhead


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Merrifield of Syrian refugee relief effort Letter to the Editor:
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Responding to the growing humanitarian crisis,
Views & News Alberta is joining forces with the Red Cross in aid of provincial and community partners to address this Rob
international humanitarian crisis. Over the longer
by Deanna Mitchener Syrian refugees. term, the goal is to ensure supports are in place to Merrifield
“The Alberta Government is proud to stand with help these families successfully settle into life in
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Albertans who are responding with compassion to the Alberta. 2015 Canada Day
tragic scenes of Syrian refugees attempting to flee the “The ongoing conflict in Syria and increasing Our actions do count
violence of civil war. Our contributions on behalf of instability in its neighbouring countries has taken a Challenge
all Albertans will help meet the most critical needs of tremendous toll on families who have been forced to
those forced to escape their own homeland and flee their homes. The contributions of individual
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NDP continue to chip Jim Eglinski encourage Albertans to donate by matching their Albertans matched by the Province of Alberta to the K Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
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Red Cross Refugee Crisis Appeal will help to meet
donations. As well, resources will be available to
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
away at small business MP Yellowhead settlement agencies in Alberta to ensure that support the urgent needs of men, women and children by GEORGE VANDERBURG MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
services are available for refugees arriving in our
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
affected by this crisis,” said Jenn McManus,
confidence says Wildrose province," said Rachel Notley, Premier. Provincial Director for Alberta, Canadian Red Cross. THE WEEKLY THE WEEKLY
The Alberta Government will provide $75,000 in
“We thank the provincial government for this
immediate funding in support of the Canadian Red
response to the current refugee crisis. We look
NDP policies have chipped away at small The end of Cross response to Europe's migration and refugee forward to working with our partners to welcome and ANCHOR Letter to the Editor: ANCHOR
settle these Syrian families in our communities,” said
crisis. Additionally, the province will match
business confidence to the point where donations by Albertans to a maximum of $75,000. Alice Colak, Vice President of Immigration and Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years Serving Edson & Yellowhead County for 26 years
business optimism remains by far the Alberta's contribution will aid in the Red Cross' Settlement Service, Catholic Social Services.
weakest in the country according to a recent a local icon efforts to provide refugees and migrants with Emergency relief funding will be drawn from Letter to the Editor Policy
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