Province increases taxes, holds line on spending in budget
Some significant changes are coming to life in Alberta. Finance Minister Robin Campbell has tabled the province's budget, which essentially holds the line on spending but adds another $1.5-billion in extra taxes. Sin taxes are also going up for things like alcohol and cigarettes, while drivers will be hit with another 4-cents tacked on to a litre of gasoline. Traffic fines are also being raised. Campbell has also announced that everyone making over $50,000 a year will be charged a health premium...