Stelmach rules out tax increases to fix deficit

Premier Ed Stelmach is ruling out any tax increases to balance the budget.

And to prove the point, he's rescinding a tax on liquor, brought in just a few months ago, that boosted the price of a dozen beer by $1.30, and a bottle of spirits by $2.89.

But, an Alberta labour leader isn't impressed. Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour, fears Stelmach's inflexible position could spell massive job cuts across the province., Wed July 8 2009

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.