Thursday, April 19, 2007
Smokers and Smokestack Industries
While opposing any form of carbon tax on Greenhouse Gases the Stelmach government in Alberta increases taxes on smokers.
The lone tax increase: Tobacco
Taxes for smokers not smoke stack industries is their motto.
The Ed Stelmach government's first Alberta provincial budget hikes spending by 10%, but has few new initiatives to show for it.Average Albertans will get modest tax relief of about $50 a year, but smokers were hit with a 63-cents-a-pack hike in cigarette taxes as of midnight Thursday, making tobacco taxes in Alberta the highest in Canada.
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