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It seems she (or her handlers) still don't get how the system works:Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who promised less than three months ago to seek pardons for COVID-19 health violators, now says she will let justice take its course.edmonton.ctvnews.ca
Looks like a backtrack. I’m sure some supporters won’t be too happy.
Heck, even the PM can't grant pardons. The Governor General can as part of the reserved powers of the Crown. And. Good. Luck. With. That.Can provincial premiers grant pardons for people like American governors can? Or did Smith realize that she was talking out of her ass again.
But I believe one can apply for a Criminal Code pardon? But that gets vetted and eventually sent to the Minister on a case-by-case basis, correct? And I don’t think there is a process to apply for a pardon of a provincial statute. I believe once you’re convicted and paid your fine, that’s it.
Parole Board of Canada
Jurisdiction of the Board
2.1 (1) The Board has exclusive jurisdiction and absolute discretion to order, refuse to order or revoke a record suspension.
Is that were she's getting the budget room to give the oil companies money to "clean up their liabilities"?
Looks like some people can get along.
If they’re smart, in addition to laying down debt, they’ll get back to pumping significant surplus revenues into the province’s sovereign wealth fund as a hedge against eventual decline in the oil sector. Alberta had missed this opportunity several times in the past, but they don’t need to keep doing so.The reigning party is going to be looking pretty good tomorrow, thanks to oil prices
Alberta’s 2023 budget expected to be overflowing with surplus of petrodollarsBy Dean Bennett The Canadian Press
Posted February 26, 2023 10:28 am
Alberta is scheduled to introduce its budget Tuesday — the last before a spring provincial election — with political observers wondering what the province will do with all its billions of extra petrodollars.
“Any budget that’s leading into an election is always one that contains quite a few goodies,” said University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe.
“Combine that with a government with significantly higher resource royalties than planned, and you have a lot of scope for big announcements.”
Finance Minister Travis Toews, in his four years in the post, has tabled budgets that began with multibillion-dollar deficits and recently spotlighted multibillion-dollar surpluses due to rebounding oil and gas revenues.
The province said in its mid-year forecast that it’s expected to finish the current fiscal year, which concludes at the end of March, with a $12.3-billion surplus on the strength of high oil prices and oilsands operations reaching the higher post-payout stage of production.
The UCP has already announced a handful of plans for the 2023 budget, which will be tabled Tuesday.globalnews.ca
If they’re smart, in addition to laying down debt, they’ll get back to pumping significant surplus revenues into the province’s sovereign wealth fund as a hedge against eventual decline in the oil sector. Alberta had missed this opportunity several times in the past, but they don’t need to keep doing so.
Those Quebec leeches are trying to figure out how to suck as much money out of that surplus as they can. My guess will be roxham road issues.
In the Feds case, they probably don't have to take it. They can just reduce the transfer payments by the amount they want from Alberta. Just a guess.Explain to me how any other province (or the federal gov't for that matter) could conceivably lay claim to a surplus in the Alberta "provincial" coffers?