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11-15-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Fourier View Post
Independent of the arena, I have always felt that a small pst harmonized with the gst to avoid taxing business inputs, would have been smart for Alberta.

What the provinces you speak about have not had is massive royalties from gas and oil. Had Alberta had a 3% sales tax from the last 30 years, and had they it is possbile that rather than a $16B dollar nestegg, they could have had $50B+. That would still leave it at about 1/12th the size of Norway's oil based nestegg.
The province does not need me to save money in their bank account. And we are drastically different than a socialist country.

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