Albertans didn’t elect the United Conservatives so they could have their turn reaching deeper into our pockets and UCP MLAs need to remind Finance Minister Travis Toews of that fact because he keeps flirting with the idea of a provincial sales tax.
“The timing is the question here,” said Toews on Nov. 13, referencing a potential PST. “I think it will be important to review the province’s revenue structure to determine if it’s the appropriate, the most efficient structure that we can have.”
Translation: Toews may hit Albertans with a PST once the pandemic settles.
Does Toews seriously think that Albertans will have cash left on our money trees to pay for a PST after more than five years of economic hardships, which included two oil price collapses, thousands of job losses and pay cuts, and at least one economic shutdown?