CALGARY, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary is pleased to release a communiqué by Jack Mintz, Director and Chair of the School of Public Policy. The paper is entitled "Will Alberta Lose its Tax Advantage". The communiqué was presented today, October 14th at 8:10 am mountain to an audience at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary.
Communiqués are brief articles that deal with a singular public policy issue and are intended to provide the reader with a focused, concise critical analysis of a specific policy issue.
Excerpted from the communiqué,
"Alberta historically has prided itself on its provincial tax
advantage, and for good reason. With abundant natural resource
revenues, the province has been able to leverage its advantage to
attract capital and people in order to grow and diversify its
economy. Low tax rates have also meant fewer disincentives for people
to work and invest in Alberta than they face in other provinces.
Alberta's tax advantage, however, is diminishing as tax regimes in
other provinces become more competitive. In part, this is good news
for Alberta since tax reductions, both in other provinces and at the
federal level, make Canada a more attractive place in which to do
business, which, in turn, increases demand for Alberta's goods and
services. The bad news is that Alberta could lose its tax advantage
altogether within a decade if its balanced-budget spending growth
requires increased taxation."
The full text of the communiqué is available at www.policyschool.ca. Click on link to publications.
SOURCE The School of Public Policy
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