Alberta land title increase nothing but another tax grab

So now Premier Jim Prentice’s government is sticking it to the consumers even more. According to the Alberta Real Estate Association, after July 1 it’s going to cost buyers 400 per cent more to register the title and the mortgage on a house when you buy one in Alberta.

So now Premier Jim Prentice’s government is sticking it to the consumers even more.

According to the Alberta Real Estate Association, after July 1 it’s going to cost buyers 400 per cent more to register the title and the mortgage on a house when you buy one in Alberta.

As if the consumers aren’t paying enough.

Right now, it costs about $280 to do the registrations at land titles for a house costing $500,000. After July 1, that fee increases to $1,230. This is totally ludicrous.

Basically what this government is doing is slapping a sales tax on the purchase of houses similar to that of B.C.

All they know is tax tax tax, then spend spend spend.

It is a tax-and-spend-based administration that offers no additional service.

They have no idea how to curb their zest for money or how to cut their spending.

They need to cut the unwarranted upper management positions in all aspects of government.

But rather than do that, they’ll stick it to the taxpayers and consumers.

This Prentice Tory government has got to be stopped. We can’t afford them anymore. So please vote for anyone else in the next election.

Or at least call Alberta Land Titles in Edmonton and Calgary and voice your disapproval of this ridiculous tax grab.

Dale Stuart

Red Deer