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Defying all good sense, Alberta premier rescinds alcohol dues, promises no new taxes

Alberta is contending with a deficit that may grow larger than $10 billion over the next four years, circumstances that have lately prompted senior cabinet ministers to muse of raising taxes. Bite your tongue, quoth a clearly perturbed premier Ed Stelmach yesterday. Stelmach went on to promise that he would never raise taxes and would never introduce a provincial sales tax. And oh yeah: He immediately rescinded a liquor tax increase put on the books in the April budget. That move will save Albertans more than a couple of bucks on a bottle of hooch. But what will Alberta’s coffers lose?

Edmonton Journal