Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta's Notley Says Any Fed Tax Changes Need to Balance Fairness with Growth

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta's Notley Says Any Fed Tax Changes Need to Balance Fairness with Growth

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Notley wants balance in fed tax change rules

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EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is not weighing in directly on the federal government's controversial tax change proposals, but says she hopes the feds strike a balance by ensuring tax fairness without stifling economic growth.

Notley says that's critical as Alberta is just rebounding from a prolonged economic slump.

"Everything that the federal government does do should be very sensitive to the fact that we are in the beginning of a recovery here in Alberta," Notley told reporters after a speech Saturday at MacEwan University.

Alberta has already reduced its small-business tax, and Notley says the government will continue with other incentive programs to help those businesses flourish. …

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