According to Premier Danielle Smith, her new government’s first bill will prohibit future Alberta governments from increasing personal or business income taxes without approval from Albertans via referendum. While discouraging economically harmful tax hikes is a worthy goal, any law passed by the legislature (known as “statutory” laws) can easily and unilaterally be changed by future governments. To truly protect Albertans from future tax increases, Premier Smith must introduce a constitutional rule.

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