Brad Wall takes the stick and pokes it in the hornet’s nest. The hornet is not amused.
It’s Thursday and Premier Notley is full of stinging indignation.
You see, Wall, the Saskatchewan premier better-liked in Alberta than Notley, was sending letters to Calgary companies asking them to pull up their head office stakes and head to the province east of us.
Want to move east, Wall will help with relocation costs, royalty incentives, tax reductions, office space in government buildings. Help with other hurdles as they come up.
There could even be a joint move of a group of companies with “even more room on our side to make the relocation worthwhile.”
The corporate tax is going down lower than Alberta. No carbon tax. Personal income taxes are coming down.
Wall will even come to Calgary to seal the deal.
And Whitecap Resources, who gets a letter from Wall, says it’s taking the matter seriously.
The CEO is making no commitments but says Wall’s offer is “very pleasant.” And he hails from Saskatchewan.
Oh me. Oh my.
This guy Wall rolls out a tough-to-swallow budget in Saskatchewan a week or so back and then . . . boy, does he change the channel.
He is Captain Saskatchewan, the crusading premier just trying to do what’s right for his people.
And he is making mischief for an NDP government. What fun.
What is Premier Notley to do with this guy Wall who has been a pain in the NDP’s butt and is praised by all those dastardly Alberta…
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