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WATCH: Alberta budget special with Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation

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Cory Morgan talks with Franco Terrazzano of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation as they break down the details of Alberta’s record-breaking budget deficit. 

Potential spending cuts were identified while sneaky tax hikes such as bracket creep were pointed out. 

The CTF gives the budget a failing grade as a trend of spending hikes continues with no indication of responsible spending on the horizon. 

Cory Morgan the Alberta Political Columnist and Host of the Cory Morgan show for the Western Standard. cmorgan@westernstandardonline.com

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WATCH: Picnic protest takes over downtown Calgary’s Stephen Avenue

“Bring your picnic tablecloths and pack a lunch because we are takin over Stephen Avenue” the social media circulated invitation stated.

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Nearly five hundred people gathered on Stephen Avenue between 1 St. and 2 St. S.W. to picnic in protest of Alberta’s vaccination passport scheme.

Calgary’s “Picnic Protest” resembled similar gatherings that started in France after the country instituted a health pass system that restricted access to bars, restaurants, cinemas and other businesses for unvaccinated people.

“Bring your picnic tablecloths and pack a lunch because we are taking over Stephen Avenue” the social media circulated invitation stated.

Picnic protest

“We’re tired of it,” said a participant, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of losing her job working with children.  

“We’re tired of no firm answers, no real research to show these (vaccines) are safe.”

Betty, a retired teacher, spoke with the Western Standard but did not want her last name printed.

“I’m the guardian of a person with Down syndrome. She’s a Special Olympics athlete and it’s her whole life. I worry about her getting this shot but I know if she doesn’t, she won’t be able to participate anymore. It’s put me in a really hard position,” Betty said.

Although Calgary police and peace officers were nearby for the two-hour duration of the event, it ended without incident.

Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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The Cory Morgan Show: Meet the People’s Senate candidates

Is the future of the PPC in the Red Chamber?

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This week, Cory chats with the newly announced People’s Party Senate candidates. Nadine Wellwood, Kelly Lorencz, and Ann McCormack stop in and tell us about their future plans and the future plans of the PPC. Unfortunately, Ann was on the road and had some technical issues.

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The Pipeline: Cannibalistic Conservatives & The People’s Senate

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How long will Jason Kenney and Erin O’Toole remain the leaders of their parties?

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