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Let's Talk Taxes: Canadian taxpayers had some things to cheer about in 2010

With the new year in sight, now is a good time to reflect on positive developments for taxpayers across the land from 2010. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation was pleased to play a contributing role in them all.

Dear Santa, Sorry I don't have cookies; Duckett took them all. Sincerely, Ed Stelmach

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy all year. I never say ‘no’ to any unions or business lobbies, and always do my best to make everyone happy. This year, may I please have $100/barrel oil? That way I can keep my job.

Dear Santa, Sorry I don't have cookies; Duckett took them all. Sincerely, Ed Stelmach

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy all year. I never say ‘no’ to any unions or business lobbies, and always do my best to make everyone happy. This year, may I please have $100/barrel oil? That way I can keep my job.

It's beginning to look a lot like Stress-mas

It’s that time of year again. Seemingly out of nowhere, Christmas season is upon us and like every other year, this year I swore it wasn’t going to creep up on me. But it has.

It is time to stop subsidizing urban sprawl

Calgary’s new mayor, Naheed Nenshi, has put property developers on notice. In doing this, he offers hope to inner-city dwellers sick of subsidizing ever-more expanding suburbs.

Faith Matters: God has a destiny in mind for everyone

People are often interested in the future. They want to know what their life will be like six months from now. We all want to know that down the road, we’ll be okay. But for the most part, our future is not always clear to us.

Let's Talk Taxes: CFL subsidies a punt in the face for taxpayers

Now that the Grey Cup has been awarded, it’s time to assess the CFL year in review - not the on-field play, but rather from a taxpayer angle. And unfortunately, it comes up expensive.

Time to fix health care

Last week, Paul Stanway (Premier Stelmach’s former Communications Director) blamed the opposition for the Alberta government’s failure to fix health care.

It's beginning to look a lot like Stress-mas

It’s that time of year again. Seemingly out of nowhere Christmas season is upon us and like every other year, this year I swore it wasn’t going to creep up on me. But it has.

Faith Matters: Jesus kept his eyes on the prize, so can you

It’s important in life that we have a goal, something we’re headed towards. Sometimes we come up with a really good idea. We begin to plan, we can envision what it would be like if our goal was reached. And so, we head out with enthusiasm.