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Credit: Global News

Alberta Election 2019: Jason Kenney’s Magic Act

He might not care about the Unholy Trinity, but you should.

A Rising Tide

Alberta’s unholy trinity looks like this: a) robust public services; b) low taxes on high earners; c) low public debt. Pick two.

Too Many Eggs in One Basket

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Figure 1
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Figure 2 Source: Kalfa Law
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Figure 3 Source: Fraser Institute

An Unholy Trinity

Only the richest 10 percent of Albertan earners would benefit from a return to the flat tax.

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Figure 4 Source: Alberta Treasury Board and Finance

2018 winner of the Dalton Camp Award for essay-writing. M.A. Political Science. I'll go to the mat for the Oxford comma.

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