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Alberta's corporate tax grab has gone missing in political debates

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It’s a given — or at least it should be — that an election campaign will in large part be a referendum on the record of the party seeking re-election. How do voters feel about the policies they implemented or failed to implement, and do we want four(ish) more years of the same?

Mind you, that certainly doesn’t let the opposition off the hook. Anyone aspiring to be the next government needs to make the case for why the incumbent’s philosophy, approach, and policy choices were wrong and how their approach would have been — and would be — different.

For the most part, Alberta’s election campaign (and let’s face it, we’re definitely in a campaign at the moment) is shaping up to be all of that. Sure, there’s the usual over-the-top rhetoric and mudslinging, but there are signs of a willingness to engage directly on policy — with one glaring exception, however.

UCP Leader Jason Kenney has been very direct about calling out certain NDP policy and pledging........

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