Disneyland raffle winner announced
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.
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