Alberta – the Devil’s belt

 (Gal 2:10 KJV)  Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

>> Canada is nice to a point but far too socialistic for my liking…though I live in the West and we are less left then the East…

Being very knowledgeable and actively involved in both Canadian, Albertan Politics for decades, a lying  bad Conservative is not any better than a bad no good Liberal to start of with…
 
as far as socialistic tendency the east has had more Christian influences for the last hundred years than the west, Alberta, where the RCMP police force was first established to control the cattle rustlers…  and the cold indifference towards the needs of the citizens Canada wide too of many Conservative MLA’s MPs I had met in Calgary was pathetic, unacceptable..

>>I live in Alberta which is the oil rich province and is the largest provider of Oil to America….lots of wealth but sadly materialism is god here….we used to be known as the Bible Belt of Canada but with the influx of great wealth and the combination of Multiculturism, we are spiritually dead…very sad….

I have worked at Syncrude in Fort McMurray Alberta myself, and in Calgary too, and it is very noticeable how bad and also how  they do wrongfully despise poor people in Calgary’s evangelical churches are, as I have often seen myself, I could not find one decent church there.. … and truly Alberta has become the devil’s belt.. where I had pastored for some years a home church for poor people  in Calgary and that included weekly home visitations too,    .. and I am a patron member of the Calgary Multicultural centre too. 

(Rev 3:17 KJV)  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
   
Ever notice also how many Conservatives in Alberta are admittedly alcoholics and not just the sad looking, grumpy  people, or the often road rage too? 

And http://groups.msn.com/AFOLLOWEROFCHRIST was written specially for the pastors there now too

History as usual repeats itself even in Alberta. Predicable, cyclic  Bust takes still Alberta by surprise  today ? “ There’s a tiny park in downtown Calgary that is a stark reminder of everything that went wrong in Alberta after the boom of the 1980s and seems to be happening all over again.  The park is right next to the Bank of Montreal’s 41-storey office tower. It was supposed to be the site of a second tower that was cancelled when the bank realized the boom was over and it wouldn’t need all those offices in Western Canada after all. Twenty years later, the price of oil and gas has nosedived again and major projects are about to be cancelled or capped.  Just last week, developers of what is slated to be the tallest building in Western Canada declared that they need $1.1 billion to keep the project going. There is already a square-block hole in the ground and a forest of girders and cranes on-site in the heart of downtown Calgary, but the future home of EnCana Corporation is desperately trying to arrange construction financing in a tight credit market.  Building permits on five other large projects are set to expire because of inactivity. In some cases, the city has had to seal empty construction pits because the developers have pulled the plug.  You would think that in a city, and a province, that has experienced more than a few booms and busts over the past 80 years some sort of common sense would have evolved about how to thrive over the long term in such an economy. But it seems both the private sector and the government are easily blinded by their wishful thinking: this boom will last forever and the money will keep rolling in, they keep telling themselves and everyone else. But it never does. So in the same week that the city’s largest construction project was revealed to be in trouble, the finance minister and the premier announced more bad news. The provincial treasury’s projected surplus for 2008-2009 dwindled from $8.5 billion to $2 billion because of declining oil and gas prices and will likely dwindle even further. Plans for new roads, schools and hospitals are now on hold.  Premier Ed Stelmach also revealed that he is deferring a new royalty regime – which was have to added more than $1.4 billion a year to provincial coffers – because it’s simply the wrong time to increase taxes and risk a further slowdown of the petroleum industry.  No doubt he wishes former premier Ralph Klein had increased royalties years ago when the industry was awash in profits. None of this would really matter if the provincial government had actually prepared for the bust during the boom by saving some of its billions of dollars in bounty.  But it didn’t. Instead it spent billions on infrastructure when the cost of labour and materials was skyrocketing; at one point it issued $400 cheques to every man, woman and child in Alberta, a $1.4 billion giveaway; and it cut taxes or kept them low. Alberta still has The Heritage Savings Trust Fund established by former premier Peter Lougheed but it is only worth $15.8 billion. Norway, by contrast, has managed to squirrel away $350 billion since 1991. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have also managed to whittle away billion dollar surpluses. Perhaps they also thought the boom would last forever. Or perhaps all those Alberta Conservatives simply forgot about the famous bumper sticker from the 1980s that read: “Please God, let there be another oil boom. I promise not to piss it away this time.”  ” http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/541627   
 
So”  The Prime Minister’s Office says it’s imposing restrictions on the size of ministerial entourages on trips outside Ottawa.  PMO spokesman Kory Teneycke says the number of political aides allowed to travel with a minister will be limited to two. And he says the government is considering a plan to encourage public servants to fly economy class.  The measures come amid sky high travel bills that some Conservative cabinet ministers have piled up since the Tories came to power in 2006.

For example, The Toronto Star is reporting that last year, then environment minister John Baird billed the taxpayers $61,000 in airfares to attend a climate change conference in Indonesia.  The tab included flights for himself, three political aides and two federal officials. (The Canadian Press, ccg)

(Conservatives-CBC)  Opposition parties say the Harper government is softening up the public for cuts to the CBC.  With the crashing economy and recent revelations about CBC executive spending, Liberals and New Democrats argue the government has already started to make its case.  Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has mentioned the CBC’s $1 billion-dollar annual federal subsidy — and has floated the idea of selling federal assets to balance the budget.  Heritage Minister James Moore sent a letter warning CBC executives to curb their spending in light of “reported excess.”  In the House of Commons this week, a Conservative backbencher accused the public broadcaster of “irresponsible” spending habits.  NDP heritage critic Libby Davies says it all adds up to the government “laying the groundwork” for a whack at the CBC, a favourite Conservative whipping boy. (The Canadian Press, ccg)

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16 thoughts on “Alberta – the Devil’s belt”

  1. I rightfully had to rewrite my definition of a true Conservative as being now a selfish, greedy, uncaring about others, self centered persons so I gave up my Conservative membership and for sure they are not Christians, are unchristlike.

    >>Hi Nonconformer….well, are conservatives up here in Alberta are about as left as our liberals…we call the >>Premier Red Ed…so when we can actually find a True Conservative to vote for, it would be a wonderful thing…

    >> Perhaps another Manning or Aberhart who were our Premiers long ago and Godly men…..

    who to me sold their pastorship birth rights for politics and their church members and church died there as a result as indicated on the gravestone plague in the Calgary centre

    >>I agree as Christians we should do everything to help the poor

    but hypocritical instead we steal from the poor still too.. And Undeniably 1/7 of the tithe was to go to the poor people, and how many evangelicals practice this portion of the tithe? almost none? Do you?

    >>And as for the Poor in Alberta, their isn’t a whole lot of them compared to other Provinces as the Jobless rate here is practically nil….

    because you even alcoholics do kick out the poor people, the “eastern Bumbs” to other provinces.

    >>and when we define Poor… we musn’t include Lazy moochers who do not want to work….we must remember the TRULY poor who through no fault of their own have fallen between the cracks of society…

    what a clearly ungodly self righteous judgmental attitude and he who despises poor people next will walk in their footsteps too.

    I saw a proud, arrogant chief engineer, an oil and gas lawyer unexpectedly laid off in Calgary, it was a pathetic sight too.

    http://healtheland.wordpress.com/2008/05/26/to-oneness-heretics-the-meaning-of-colossians-29/#comment-30405

    and I rightfully cannot even see how you can call yourself a Christian, nver mind a Conservative

  2. The way I see it..

    The federal and provincial conservatives are also all still mostly immoral persons, do see my blog on why Stephen Harper hides his religion.. so also are many of the Federal, provincial Liberals, and also the cops, RCMP, CRTC, it seems they are all corrupted, crooked? for they all support mainly the Businessmen, corporations who they hope can support them with bribes.. and sadly this is an undeniable reality..
    http://thenonconformer.blogspot.com/2006/08/non-conformer.html

    “Why Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper keeps his religion …

    the NDP and the CBC for the present do try to support consumers, and their complaints but they have no real power too.
    Complainers and whistle Blowers seem not be be liked anywhere.. Get used to it.

    I STILL DO OFTEN LOUDLY, RIGHTFULLY COMPLAIN ABOUT BIG BAD CORPORATIONS, BAD GOVERNMENTS, BAD POLITICIANS, BAD MANAGERS, BAD CIVIL AN PUBLIC SERVANTS, BAD PROFESSIONALS TOO ANYWAY.

    MANY PEOPLE DO INITIALLY TELL ME I AM WRONG IN MY EFFORTS, ATTEMPTS, AND THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO COME AND ASK ME NEXT FOR HELP WHEN THEY ARE ALSO ABUSED. I OFTEN NEXT ASK WHY THEY COME IF THEY BEFORE WERE NOT SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT I DID. THEY OFTEN REPLY, CAUSE NO ONE CAN HELP THEM EFFECTIVELY. Do see the note below

    The internet itself is the most powerful weapon, for the pen is mightier than the sword.. free sites such as http://www.wordpress.com which is tied to the effective Google search engine.. http://www.blogger.com/ and http://tripod.com/

    FOR ONE EXAMPLE this Complaint site in 6 months it next got one million hits http://jan.ake.andersson.tripod.com/

    A good name is worth more than silver and gold, and a tarnished one cannot be accepted.. it is a clear loser and not a winner.

    I learned long time ago important people do not like me, you embarrassing them in writing, posting their sins on the nets, for they send the police to my home 6 times now, a prime minister, a mayor, and a premier now too, and I next tell the police I want to contact the news media now about this and the police take off..

    and they also threaten to sue me.. I tell them to go ahead I need the publicity..

    they try to contact my employer but I am retired..

    I like to write an email letter of complaint directly to a person, and also next send a copy to the news editors, politicians, but note also to post the letter on the net and tell them all it is on the net.. even the last 2 decades, and from my experience that is the only thing that works effectively still.

    Complaint #1
    Servicing computers, providing technical support is not an easy business, even the so called experts often get it wrong.. 2 years problem with a brand new computer remained unsolved and why? the experts looked for complex problems.. and it next finally turned out to be a defective 15 dollars hard drive cable.

    Recently I had problems with my internet connection for a whole week, and I get different advice from the so called experts to last a life time too.. Trouble shooting problems with computers can be a complex undertaking caused by a very small unresolved problem even. A Bell technician finally after 2 years showed up today at my home at 1:30 PM at Acanac’s suggestion and he reduced my internet, modem speed from 10 megs to 5 megs.. because he thinks the Acanac modem is the problem, it does not want to accept the 10 meg causing the recent past internet connectivity problem.. Somehow I doubted it .. there also had to be other factors elsewhere? Everything works great so far, web page connectivity and Utorrent download, so how can I complain, and let’s hope it lasts that way.. But I also suspect the peak line demands, capping, and line balance is part of the problem. The problem occassionally comes back. When it gets worse I will write even again to all.

    Problems! These days 40 percent of Canadian Internet Customers are rightfully dissatisfied with the poor lies, support services from their internet suppliers, especially the biggest ones, such as Bell, Videotron, Rogers, . Why?

    By law the internet is unregulated.. and these supposedly consumer protection agencies now still all they can do is a useless pretentious mediation approach and next it is useless because Bell plays dirty, hardball still.. court actions cannot be enforced. And any experienced lawyer will tell you, you need to first in writing personally to ask the specific bad people to repent first, to first give them a chance to do so, before you can next go public, and try to shame them into action, and still that is the sole approach than works.. for in reality the pretentious CRTC, Cops, consumer agencies do not really care about helping the small fries.. they only care about themselves. So I practice what I preach to you as well.. I put it in writing on the net too, it is an embarrassing approach but still the only one that works..

    See also DEALING EFFECTIVELY with COMPUTER VIRUSES, Spyware, etc
    http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/dealing-effectively-with-computer-viruses/

    Complaint #2
    About Politics- Political, corruptions, inducements, Christians, Alcoholics

    The supposed big news over the past decade by the liberals was that several high profile Christian advocates are winning Conservative nominations across the country. The Globe & Mail had a rational analysis of the situation in an editorial. so what!

    so too often even a professing Christian Canadian Prime Minister buys alcohol for others to elicit support. Will they also give out playboy too now?

    Here is something I recently read in the newspapers news that was hilarious, even on the net, an RCMP spin doctor, as quoted by news reporter said that the RCMP has only 3 court cases this year against alcoholic RCMP officers, and the rest of the RCMP officers are non alcoholic it seems, so they do not get tickets for drunk driving, for the RCMP officers they sober all the time too?? That was really funny. In the real world 40 percent of the persons often take drugs and alcohol, but not in the cops world? Ha ha ha.. that is a funny joke. Rightfully unbelievable.

    It is difficult to understand the media fuss about Christian activists helping to secure the nominations of at least eight Canadian federal Conservative candidates in the next election. It is no less difficult not to understand why no one opposes the election of Alcoholics, or the use of Alcohol to try to secure votes.. but they will oppose the election of Christian persons, It is not difficult to understand why some newspapers would splash a headline on the topic across their front page, thereby starting the entire insanity in the first place.

    First off, let’s look at the problem with the current system. By signing up a group of people to pack a nomination meeting, the chances of nominating a candidate who the party and constituents do not want is dramatically increased.

    With the current political nominating system it’s very easy to trade votes for money, booze, or favours, and it becomes about stacking meetings rather than being the “best” candidate. And during the leadership race, we saw blatant restrictions of membership forms. If you didn’t support a certain candidate ,it was impossible to get a membership form from the party, and when you were granted one, it would often take months to get it, or it would be mailed to the wrong address. Since it’s all about being on the membership list and it’s pretty easy to keep people off the membership list, abuse is practically encouraged. So why not switch to the primary system? Every Canadian could register with a party or as a non-partisan on their income tax by checking a box. Sure, you could still truck in your church members to vote so long as they’re registered to the party in question but with many more eligible voters, it would become a lot harder to take over a riding or win a nomination. With a wider range of people voting, it would presumably allow for candidates the general population prefers to be nominated. It would also become impossible to restrict membership forms, leaving leadership races more wide open and democratic… considering the bad press all parties get through nasty nomination battles and leadership races, it would be a solution everyone would benefit from. Don’t forget a recall system too.

    Now, here the other laws On political abuse:

    119. (1) Every one who(a) being the holder of a judicial office, or being a
    member of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, corruptly
    (i) accepts or obtains,
    (ii) agrees to accept, or
    (iii) attempts to obtain,
    any money, valuable consideration, office, place or employment for himself or
    another person in respect of anything done or omitted or to be done or omitted
    by him in his official capacity, or
    (b) gives or offers, corruptly, to a person mentioned in paragraph (a) any
    money, valuable consideration, office, place or employment in respect of
    anything done or omitted or to be done or omitted by him in his official
    capacity for himself or another person,
    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not
    exceeding fourteen years.

    A charismatic leader is someone who really cares about the good welfare of all the people in Canada equally, French or English, easterner or westerner, or whatever, and not another pretender, Christian imposter, Alcoholic, liars, self centered, greedy persons that we seem to too often have instead..

    so don’t be stupid NOW again,
    and don’t select a Liberal leader who
    – is a pretender Christian,
    – a liar,
    – an alcoholic,
    – or one who cannot speak english, never mind read it.
    but note above all it has to be one only from Quebec..
    TRUDEAU’S SON Justine IS TOO YOUNG, and INEXPERIENCED STILL.
    for without the support of the Quebec voters, without a PM from Quebec, you next cannot hope to have a majority government as Harper keeps on finding out.. again and again!
    https://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/politics-political-corruptions-inducements-christians-alcoholics/

    http://thenonconformer.tripod.com/

  3. Now even in simple common sense now too all civil and public servamts, managers, professionals, polticains need to:
    -practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust, the employer’s good reputation as well
    -act according to the highest goals and visions of their organizations, professions, clients and their own consciences in practice they also need to put their philanthropic mission above their personal gain;
    -even to inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose
    -clearly also to also improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance will better serve all others
    – demonstrate real, visible concern for the interests and well-being of all individuals affected by all of their actions
    -value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions
    and also treat all people with dignity and respect
    adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations
    – show real compliance within their organizations adherence to all applicable laws and regulations
    clearly avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct, do all things above board, visibly beyond any ill repute as well
    -bring credit to their organization and profession by their public demeanor
    encourage all of their subordinates, colleagues to embrace and practice solely ethical principles and standards
    -comply with and be fully in reality aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations and others

  4. Now even in simple common sense now too all civil and public servants, managers, professionals, polticians need to:
    -practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust, the employer’s good reputation as well
    -act according to the highest goals and visions of their organizations, professions, clients and their own consciences in practice they also need to put their philanthropic mission above their personal gain;
    -even to inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose
    -clearly also to also improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance will better serve all others
    – demonstrate real, visible concern for the interests and well-being of all individuals affected by all of their actions
    -value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions
    and also treat all people with dignity and respect
    adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations
    – show real compliance within their organizations adherence to all applicable laws and regulations
    clearly avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct, do all things above board, visibly beyond any ill repute as well
    -bring credit to their organization and profession by their public demeanor
    encourage all of their subordinates, colleagues to embrace and practice solely ethical principles and standards
    -comply with and be fully in reality aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations and others

  5. THE HIGH COST OF LIVING STILL MAKES ALBERTA AN UNDESIRABLE PLACE TO GO TO ANYWAY

    THE ALBERTA NEWS MEDIA AND THE GOVERNMENTS OF ALBERTA DO NOT LIKE TO DISCLOSE THE REALITY OF THE MANY HIDDEN TAXES, HIDDEN EXTRA COSTS IN ALBERTA. Yes you do not pay any provincial taxes there.. but that is where the economic benefit of living there stops.. the costs of land, homes, apartments, food, ELECTRICTY, maintenace, services, education etc., are much higher than in Quebec for a start but the average salaries in Alberta generally are not any signifcantly higher, OR ADEQUATE TO PAY THE EXTRA COSTS..

    May I remind you that Calgary and Edmonton had expanded so fast that they took over all of the suburbs and there is no real estate available outside of the main cities.. and especially no water… and the remaing extremely small Towns like High River , Canmore, Okatoks, have already long been engulfed in the over pricing of the homes too..

    Reality In Calgary, Edmonton when there is a recession, you lose your job, your house goes into foreclosure and you have a BIG GARAGE SALE AND YOU MOVE BACK EAST, CAUSE IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE TO SHIP YOUR GOODS ANYWHERE.

    Imagine my surprise, unlike Quebec where there is an abundance of them on the rural roads, you really could not find a restaurant , never mind a decent one on the highway outside of the main cities.

    Anyway the wise people knew that this day of the Albertan recession was coming, when the oil prices would drop again, for history repeats itself, even like it did in the 80’s in Alberta too.

    In spite of the spins PM Stephen Harper is not the only one facing an eviction notice these days.

    Alberta Today, Beware always of the much too many men and women, liars, bullies, tormentors, control freaks, persons, civil and public servants, politicians, pastors, leaders, elders, who falsely do, will try to enslave you, oppress you, exploit you even while they claim they are proclaiming the truth, democracy, trying to help you, etc.,

    Is 51:23 ..your tormentors {and} oppressors, those who said to you, Bow down, that we may ride {or} tread over you; and you have made your back like the ground and like the street for them to pass over.

    History as usual repeats itself even in Alberta. Predicable, cyclic Bust takes still Alberta by surprise today ? “ There’s a tiny park in downtown Calgary that is a stark reminder of everything that went wrong in Alberta after the boom of the 1980s and seems to be happening all over again. The park is right next to the Bank of Montreal’s 41-storey office tower. It was supposed to be the site of a second tower that was cancelled when the bank realized the boom was over and it wouldn’t need all those offices in Western Canada after all. Twenty years later, the price of oil and gas has nosedived again and major projects are about to be cancelled or capped. Just last week, developers of what is slated to be the tallest building in Western Canada declared that they need $1.1 billion to keep the project going. There is already a square-block hole in the ground and a forest of girders and cranes on-site in the heart of downtown Calgary, but the future home of EnCana Corporation is desperately trying to arrange construction financing in a tight credit market. Building permits on five other large projects are set to expire because of inactivity. In some cases, the city has had to seal empty construction pits because the developers have pulled the plug. You would think that in a city, and a province, that has experienced more than a few booms and busts over the past 80 years some sort of common sense would have evolved about how to thrive over the long term in such an economy. But it seems both the private sector and the government are easily blinded by their wishful thinking: this boom will last forever and the money will keep rolling in, they keep telling themselves and everyone else. But it never does. So in the same week that the city’s largest construction project was revealed to be in trouble, the finance minister and the premier announced more bad news. The provincial treasury’s projected surplus for 2008-2009 dwindled from $8.5 billion to $2 billion because of declining oil and gas prices and will likely dwindle even further. Plans for new roads, schools and hospitals are now on hold. Premier Ed Stelmach also revealed that he is deferring a new royalty regime – which was have to added more than $1.4 billion a year to provincial coffers – because it’s simply the wrong time to increase taxes and risk a further slowdown of the petroleum industry. No doubt he wishes former premier Ralph Klein had increased royalties years ago when the industry was awash in profits. None of this would really matter if the provincial government had actually prepared for the bust during the boom by saving some of its billions of dollars in bounty. But it didn’t. Instead it spent billions on infrastructure when the cost of labour and materials was skyrocketing; at one point it issued $400 cheques to every man, woman and child in Alberta, a $1.4 billion giveaway; and it cut taxes or kept them low. Alberta still has The Heritage Savings Trust Fund established by former premier Peter Lougheed but it is only worth $15.8 billion. Norway, by contrast, has managed to squirrel away $350 billion since 1991. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have also managed to whittle away billion dollar surpluses. Perhaps they also thought the boom would last forever. Or perhaps all those Alberta Conservatives simply forgot about the famous bumper sticker from the 1980s that read: “Please God, let there be another oil boom. I promise not to piss it away this time.” ” http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/541627

    There are only 2 major towns in Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary, and that’s it, but plenty of bad cops too, basically these insignifcant cities are the sole oasis in a large wilderness or mostly vacant land.. …. there are not many small towns next in Alberta or an overall big population as well. These Major cities still are support service towns, meaning mostly made up of homes, schools, hospitals, food stores, a few office buildings, oil and gas corporate headquarters, and very little direct manufacturing. Watch out the cops, judges there, tend to be mean and nasty, parking and traffic ticket quota oriented, enforcing the letter of the law over the spirit of the law. Sadly some of the news media still propagates the lie that Alberta is a place of plenty of good paying jobs, and high salaries. Now it is understandable that business persons and politicians lie a lot already but these distorted facts about the true nature of Alberta are made to encourage their much needed capital investors to a province that lacks investors, for that matter it even still lacks any manufacturing industry especially since the cost of labor is too high, the cost of electricity is too high, there is a lack of skilled persons to hire, and the basic cost of living is much too high, the costs, homes, apartments unaffordable for many new comers as well. Most of Alberta is farms and very costly single family dwellings, for there are few apartments built, never mind even available, and the present consumer prices, cost of living, hidden taxes too are ridiculous. Their support services now are not that great not even their hotels, restaurants, hospitals, school sand the insurance, and the dentist costs are outrageous too.There is no real consumer protection in Alberta, nor rental control basically in Alberta where the Landlord can jack up prices any time and as high as he wants. The population of Alberta is too low to support any major sales, marketing programs to the consumers , and most of the people have very big home mortgages so their goods purchase power is low.. most people are not friendly, the mostly bad churches now included, they are grumpy rather too.

    In spite of a growing, deepening Albertan recession the most recent growth makes Calgary , 1/3 the size of Montreal, is the third-largest municipality in Canada ? Now according to the latest statistics Toronto (2,631,725 people in 2007) and Montreal (1,620,693 in 2006) had more people. Ottawa (898,150 in 2008) and Edmonton (782,439 in 2009) rounded out the top five. However, if one uses census estimates from 2008 for metropolitan areas — which rightfully do include the immediate surrounding suburbs — then the Calgary Region falls to fifth, behind Toronto (5,531,263), Montreal (3,750,540), Vancouver (2,271,224) and Ottawa (1,198,668). Calgary (1,182,446) is unique for having the vast majority of its population live in the actual municipality, and not in surrounding suburbs. It has no suburbs because it is a mostly new city basically. That is why it is also costly as the roads, sewers, are mostly new too. Calgary only has 60,000 more residents than Edmonton (1,124,163) and it makes a lot of false noise in that fact too cause it wants to attract much needed capital investors for non existing industrial, commercial aspects.. There basically are only 2 large cities in Alberta, Calgary and Alberta, and a handful of smaller towns.. Alberta has some of the biggest liars, spin doctors in Canada for the main cities are desperately seeking more revenues, and capital investors and anyway they can get them now too even by lies, distortions. There is not much industrial, Manufacturing business in Alberta due to the shortage of labor and skilled persons, and high operating costs. People in Calgary and Alberta do often dream of becoming rich , but it is a far away dream when you consider the high costs of living there and the uncertainty of holding onto a job too.

    ACCORDING TO STATISTCS CANADA LATESTS ALBERTA UNEPLOYNMENT RATE 6 % SINCE THESE ARE ADJUSTED FIGURES YOU CAN BE SURE IT IS A LOT HIGHER. LIKLEY 40 PERCENT

    HEY I ONCE HAD WRITTEN A LONG TIME AGO THAT THE TOO OFTEN SELF CENTERED, PROUD PEOPLE OF ALBERTA DO REALLY NEED TO STOP BASHING THE POOR PEOPLE, AND THOSE ON SOCIAL AID, FOR A DAY WILL COME THAT THEY TOO WILL BE NEEDING SOCIAL AID AND THAT DAY HAS COME.. USAGE OF THE ALBERTA FOOD BANK IS UP 20 PERCENT ALONE.

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