Alberta concerned only lately about it’s image, reputation

 
 
 Alberta has the friendliest investment climate among Canadian provinces,  according to a report released Thursday from the Fraser Institute.  The report lauded Alberta for its low taxes on companies and people, careful spending at the provincial-government level and lack of red tape. “With Canada’s lowest corporate and personal income taxes, most flexible labour market, smallest government and relatively low level of red tape, Alberta continues to offer an investment climate that is the most attractive nationwide,” said Charles Lammam, senior policy analyst with the Fraser Institute.  http://www.cbc.ca/fp/story/2010/12/02/3917030.html
   
 CALGARY – Alberta is suffering an “image deficit” over criticism of the province’s oilsands and provincial Conservatives called for a new campaign to minimize the damage to business and tourism.  A resolution introduced at the Alberta Progressive Conservative Convention on Saturday argued that sophisticated and well-financed environmental organizations and special interest groups are having success in attempts to redefine Alberta’s image in “extremely negative” terms. It says Alberta’s efforts to counter “nefarious public relation campaigns” have been ineffective and both industry and government must work together to come up with a new strategy to turn the tide of public opinion. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101030/national/alta_conservatives_stelmach
 
What a liar.. Alberta has been feeding others the same lies for decades too..
Alberta has  low taxes on Companies but  high hidden taxes on the citizens, high school and property taxes, costly homes,  even  one of the highest police revenue generating tickets in the country..

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A bad image problem  is not the only main problem for Alberta even in July 2013..

Many of those affected by the recent flooding in Canmore,  Calgary, Exshaw, high River, etc,  are now looking back on the month that was and are starting to rebuild.

Flood info sessions planned. Provincial experts on flood mapping and the disaster recovery program will be available in communities affected by the floods at upcoming public information sessions.

The province is mandating that homeowners who live in the floodway can choose to rebuild and repair, or leave. If they choose to relocate, the province will assist them — in some cases, that means purchasing land. Residents living in flood fringe areas must flood-proof their homes if they want to eligible for flood relief in the future. The first information session was held in High River tonight. There are sessions planned in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Canmore, Lethbridge, Bragg Creek and Turner Valley. Many Albertans still do say they’re having a tough time finding contractors and equipment and others are still waiting for word on compensation from insurance companies and the province. The provincial government announced its long-term flood recovery and said “We know this work will take years — not weeks or months — and we will be there to support communities in their renewal efforts over the long term,” said Premier Alison Redford in a release. Prepared by the Flood Recovery Task Force, the plan looks to focus on four areas: financial support, repairing infrastructure, mitigating long-term environmental impacts and nurturing economic growth through reinvestments.

 

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/06/24/calgary-flooding-downtown-water-nenshi-status.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/07/18/calgary-flooding-aid-transparency-ableg.html

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Albertan solicitor general attempts to quash the citizens democratic rights to complain.

. Alberta’s lack of water generated electricity means that the electrical costs are very high as well.. Flexible market, people need two jobs or both spouses working hard just to pay the basic  Bills due to the high cost of living.. Slim government does not mean much if it is incompetent.. and the Government of Alberta is very cheap, even broke in fact..so it does not even give the citizens adequate Medicare, or adequate many other services…. and flexible labor market is imported underpaid, unqualified often too  cheap labour..

  “What kind of ‘idiots’ are running Alberta anyway?  Why would the people of Alberta keep voting for such an incompetent Party?   It is so obvious that the priorities of the Alberta ‘Conservative’ government are xxxx backwards. They need to be removed!!!!” “It’s pathetic. So sad to see how this government wastes money and props up their buddies leaving Albertans with a depleted Heritage fund, no money for infrastructure, and poor health care after 16 years of “boom” time. Can’t wait til the time is up for these clowns and their corruption is properly exposed. It’ll make the sponsorship scandal look like peanuts.” “This Stelmach Government has gone nuts.   No wonder Alberta’s deficit is $7 billion dollars but is exected to top $8 billion dollars.  Stelmach must be forced to resign.” ” It’s WAY past time that Slow Eddie and his gang of arrogant, self-entitled incompetents were shown the door by voters.   Albertans deserve intelligent, ethical leaders who are committed to democratic principles of transparency, openness, and public service. This Conservative bunch, like fish that’s stayed out of the fridge longer than it should, need to be escorted to the trash bin. Their knuckle-dragging ideology is far past its best-before date.” “I suggest to Mr. Liepert that he should offer voluntary retirement packages to himself and the rest of his crew before cutting funding to health care. These serverence packages are ludicrous and outrageous.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/09/02/edmonton-severance-health-care.html

In their false pride they have done many stupid things in Alberta, the leaders now as well.. they despised the poor people, they abuse the ordinary citizens too.. they lied, slandered others… so it should come as no surprise they too are now reaping what they sow.. facing an unexpected big recession.. many still lie as to how long this recession will last too.. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/pride-comes-before-a-fall-in-alberta-too/

 https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/23/if-any-in-alberta-would-not-work-neither-should-he-eat/

Alberta COMPLAINS  about their bad imAge BUT THEY ARE MERELY REAPING ALL THE LIES, ABUSES THEY HAVE SOWED FOR DECADES..

  1. Poor people and the unemploynment rate in Alberta « The non11 Apr 2010 … Poor people and the unemploynment rate in Alberta. Filed under: News and politics — thenonconformer @ 10:48 am …
    thenonconformer.wordpress.com/…/poor-people-and-the-unemploynment-rate-in-alberta/ 

  2. Even why up to 30 Somalis murdered in Alberta « The non26 Apr 2010 … plans to continue a campaign to pressure the Alberta government to … http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/canadas-too-often-bad
    thenonconformer.wordpress.com/…/even-why-up-to-30-somalis-murdered-in-alberta/

  3. ALBERTA TODAY IS BROKE « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog 23 Jan 2010 … “The Alberta government’s decision to reconsider the closure of about 350 acute-care beds in Calgary and Edmonton has divided health-care …
    thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/…/alberta-today-is-broke/

  4. Calgary MP accused in massive mortgage fraud – Need to know …6 May 2010 … http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/t. … contact there with Banks, politicians, pastors now too too, I trust no one in Alberta
    www2.macleans.ca/…/calgary-mp-accused-in-massive-mortgage-fraud/

  5. Alberta’s surprise recession « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog2 Jul 2009 … New council will advise Mr Scrooge and the Alberta government. When they were rich, proud and arrogant the Conservative leaders of Alberta
    thenonconformer.wordpress.com/…/albertas-surprise-recession/

  6. Alberta’s Manure Pile « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog27 Jul 2009 … WILL ONLY LEARN THE HARD WAY THAT IT NEEDS THE SUPPORT OF OTHERS. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/the-alberta-way/ …
    thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/…/albertas-manure-pile/

  7. Canada’s oil sands « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog13 Sep 2009 … Syncrude Canada has been found guilty under wildlife laws of causing the death of 1600 ducks in a tailings pond at it oilsands mine in …
    thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/canadas-oil-sands/
 NOW I  HAD  LIVED IN CROOKED, BAD ALBERTA FOR 15 YEARS AND I NEXT WROTE TO ALL NEWS MEDIA, INTERNET, CANADA WIDE  FOR DECADES OF WHAT I HAD SEEN THERE.. TOO MANY CROOKED CITY HALL EMPLOYEES, CROOKED LAWYERS, CROOKED REALTORS, BAD CALGARY COPS, BAD CANMORE RCMP TOO, BAD PC POLITICIANS, BAD DOCTORS, BAD EVANGELICALS CHURCHES AND PASTORS TOO, lousy consumer protection.
 
I RIGHTFULLY EXPOSE ALL CROOKS CANADA  WIDE FOR THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD.. so should we all.
 
I rightfully was no fan of Premier Lougheed or Premier Klein of Alberta.. both who also clearly did not look fully after the needs of all the citizens of Alberta.. As Premier, Lougheed who pursued his selfish, self centered nonwithstanding clause, where  he insisted on the inclusion of the notwithstanding clause in the Fderal Charter of Rights,  a clause which allowed  for any Alberta laws to operate notwithstanding  of any other laws   in the event that  the federal government wished to propose legislation contrary or at odds with desires. aims  of Alberta’s leadership, and such a clause  was not needed in Canada but that,   the supremacy of Parliament should prevail over the appointed judiciary. He as Premier he furthered the development of the oil and gas resources, and started the Alberta Heritage and both were next  poorly  managed by his successors.. I am often rightfuly upset by all those cry babies in Albeerta who complain about the other people’s dirty yards  in other provinces but they now  can’t seem to clean their own  yet and firstly too. Hypocrites..
 
(Prov 22:1 KJV)  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
 
(Eccl 7:1 KJV)  A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
 
 

(Prov 19:29 KJV)  Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

PM Stephen Harper’s province…

Booze, gambling revenues now worth more than gas royalties to Stelmach government

 
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I am a Canadian, retired and I do have an Engineering degree, from Concordia University , Montreal 1968, plus I had also now worked as a Re/Max Realtor in Calgary too.

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  1. The sudden collapse in Oil Prices and subsequent revenue to the Province can’t be magically replaced by sound budget planning. Ostriches in denial would spin like this..in reality History repeats itself.. remember the 1980’s. 2009-10 when Jobs were lost, homes went into foreclosures, property values went down due the flood of homes for sale on the market. divorce increased.. Sadly they in Alberta do not learn not the first, second or the third time. When they were rich, proud and arrogant the Conservative leaders of Alberta were too proud to heed to others, to take advice… but now that they are facing serious ,drastic economic downturn they merely pretend they are ready to listen.. and how long will that next last? Instead of saving , planning effectively for a rain days the politicians of Alberta were living high on the hog, spending the citizens money, and not really caring about the citizens own good welfare. ” The Alberta government didn’t have a plan unless you consider shovelling money out the back door as fast as it came in the front to be a plan. “Making use of the revenues” meant spending the revenues. When times were good it outspent every other province in the country on a per-capita basis. It may have been a Conservative government in name, but its spending was liberal, in every sense of the word. Many Albertans told them to save more, even the Liberals. Various groups, including one of the government’s own creations called the Financial Management Commission, were telling the government as far back as 2002 it had to save more money during the good times. Granted, Ralph Klein was in charge back then and he responded by ratcheting up spending and giving away $1.4 billion in Ralphbucks. To emphasize its pessimistic message, the government is no longer rejecting out of hand the notion of a provincial sales tax ” Alberta the two horse town, Oil and beef, needed to diversify but now is too late.. it’s electrical costs are much too high, and it’s cost of living as well, high cost labour now too… many hidden costly taxes, and add to that the many technical incompetents existing in this province and you got nothing but mostly a bunch of whiners and losers.. But now they can all put their seat belts on it is going to be a rough recession ride, about 15- 20 times worse than what Alberta had experienced in the 80’s too and alot of Albertan homes went into foreclosures. It might be hard for many Canadians, particularly in hard-hit Ontario, to feel much sympathy for this western province. After all, there was a distinct cockiness in the way “The New West” asserted its newfound position of fiscal superiority this decade over Central Canada in particular.” They had often rubbed it all proudly in our face, Alberta’s wealth, it’s importance, no taxes, a great future, and what ever before that.. Because too many Albertans were openly bashing the poor people for decades as well, now they too do have to walk in a poor man’s shoes themselves.. I REMEMBER WHEN MANY ARROGANT ALBERTANS, POLITICIANS USED TO FALSELY BOAST ON THE NET ABOUT THEIR PROSPERITY.. and I would reply they need to be really now more considerate of the poor people and the rest of Canada for they too will ONE DAY be on social aid, EVEN asking other Canadians to help them.. it is funny how reality comes to pass with time even in Alberta.

    Alberta’s surprise recession is not much of a surprise to the wise… for false pride still comes before a great fall.. lay off the too many abusive cops, bad city hall employees as well in Alberta and save the money now too. You have to be rather kind, nice to everyone, even the Albertans now too, cause you do not know to whom you will go begging for help next as well.

    Alberta now faces two possible outcomes: The foolish one where it falsely gambles on good luck – a quick turnaround in oil and gas prices as the world economy recovers which is very very unlikely… any recession turnaround will still take decades to occur.. so the second alternative besides their aggressive budget slashing not unlike the wholesale cuts is social welfare, asking the federal government for money.. which they have started to do.. and many Albertan now before all this had called people on welfare as being bums or Communists, and how do they now see themselves now? http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/pride-comes-before-a-fall-in-alberta-too/

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