Dis­ney­land raf­fle win­ner an­nounced

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Patrick Ko­lafa Kevin Soren­son M.P. Bat­tle River-Crow­foot Con­stituency

Kris Wil­ton of Drumheller is the grand prize win­ner of the 2015-2016 Friends of St. An­thony’s Trip Raf­fle.

Last week the Friends of St. An­thony’s drew for a trip for four to Dis­ney­land, and Wil­ton’s en­try was se­lected.

Af­ter a suc­cess­ful first year, they are re­turn­ing with the 2016-2017 edi­tion. There are a va­ri­ety of Al­berta breaks in­clud­ing Cal­gary, Can­more, Jasper and Water­ton. There is also a trip for two to San Fran­cisco. Once again the grand prize is a fam­ily trip to Dis­ney­land.

There are only 300 tick­ets avail­able for the draw. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact chair of the Friends of St. An­thony’s Pat Doyle at 403-820-4854, or St. An­thony’s School at 403-823-3485. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kris Wil­ton, right, she is the win­ner of a fam­ily trip to Dis­ney­land in the Friends of St. An­thony’s trip raf­fle. She is con­grat­u­lated by Pat Doyle of the Friends of St. An­thony’s.

Lib­eral Dis­as­ter Cli­mate Change

While many folks are busy with har­vest, fol­low­ing the base­ball play­offs, or get­ting into the new hockey sea­son, the Trudeau Lib­er­als are busy pre­par­ing to foist on Cana­di­ans their largest tax yet: their na­tional car­bon tax on ev­ery­thing. It is a mas­sive in­creas­ing tax grab that makes Cana­dian busi­nesses less com­pet­i­tive in the global mar­ket; takes money out of the pock­ets of all Cana­di­ans; and hands it over to the Lib­er­als in Ot­tawa to squan­der and waste, along with the tens of bil­lions of dol­lars they will bor­row by the next elec­tion.

The pend­ing eco­nomic loss is as­ton­ish­ing even when we con­tem­plate the added costs to our lo­cal agri­cul­tural sec­tor. The price of diesel fuel alone will rise be­tween 11 and 14 cents per litre. All op­er­at­ing trucks and ma­chin­ery will be­come more ex­pen­sive to run and I have heard es­ti­mates of be­tween $10,000 and $50,000 per year – in added costs.

The Lib­er­als in Ot­tawa are more con­cerned about ca­ter­ing to the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity and mak­ing sure they know that “Canada is back”. Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau has al­ready sent nearly $3 bil­lion to de­vel­op­ing na­tions to help them (China, In­dia, and oth­ers) in­vest in cli­mate change. They will use our money to be­come more com­pet­i­tive than our Cana­dian ex­port­ing firms.

What’s worse is the to­tal dis­re­spect for provin­cial ju- ris­dic­tion. Even the Al­berta gov­ern­ment won’t sup­port the Lib­eral’s car­bon tax with­out con­di­tions. Saskatchewan, Nova Sco­tia and Yukon have voiced their op­po­si­tion but the re­sponse from Ot­tawa is clear, ei­ther you im­pose a tax on your own ju­ris­dic­tion, or Ot­tawa will do it for you.

Aaron Wu­drick of the Cana­dian Tax­payer Fed­er­a­tion says, “The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has now com­mit­ted to im­pos­ing a wide-rang­ing tax which will rise over time tak­ing $38 bil­lion out of Cana­di­ans’ pock­ets an­nu­ally by 2022 – all in pur­suit of an emis­sions tar­get that, even if it is met, will have no sub­stan­tive im­pact on global cli­mate change.”

The Con­ser­va­tive Party sup­ports the Paris tar­gets to re­duce emis­sions by 30 per cent from 2005 lev­els by 2030. The pre­vi­ous Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ment had a plan to get there with­out a car­bon tax and with­out go­ing bil­lions of dol­lars into debt. With Canada con­tribut­ing 1.6% of world GHGs, per­haps we should be re­quest­ing the largest emit­ters (China, In­dia, USA) to con­sider some­thing sim­i­lar be­fore im­ple­ment­ing mea­sures that will kill jobs and hurt eco­nomic growth in Canada.

If you have any ques­tions or con­cerns re­gard­ing this or pre­vi­ous col­umns you may write me at 4945-50th Street, Cam­rose, Al­berta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800-665-4358, fax 780-6084603 or e-mail Kevin.Soren­son.c1@parl.gc.ca.

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