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November 28, 2010

Memo to Energy Minister Liepert: Royalties are not taxes

posted by Regan Boychuk

Already “under attack for allegedly being rude and dismissive when he was health minister,” current Energy Minister Ron Liepert conceded he hadn’t read the Parkland Institute’s new report on vast oilpatch profits but that didn’t stop him from dismissing it...

Tagged with: economics | energy policy | oil and gas | Ron Liepert | royalties
November 26, 2010

Responding to government and industry on profits

posted by Regan Boychuk

Parkland released its latest report yesterday morning, detailing the huge scale of oilpatch profits – Misplaced Generosity: Extraordinary profits in Alberta’s oil and gas industry.  Many of the responses from government and industry were predictable – that’s why they were addressed in the report.  Let’s run through the standard excuses offered for the string of royalty cuts Albertans have watched their government hand out over the last two years.
 

Tagged with: energy policy | oil and gas | oil profits | royalties | tar sands

 

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