$50 tax credit if you vote: Alberta Liberals
Canwest News Service
The Alberta Liberals plan to give voters a $50 tax credit in an effort to increase turnout, which shrank to 41% in the province’s 2008 election. The proposal, released yesterday, is among a number of steps the opposition Liberals say would make Alberta “the nation’s most transparent and accountable government.” In addition to the tax credit for voting, the Liberals would also ban corporate and union donations, strengthen the lobbyist registry and establish an independent committee to review MLA pay and benefits. The Liberals have started rolling out policies that they say will form the bones of their next election campaign. Earlier this year, they released a policy on the oil and gas industry.