Tax strike heating up over unpaid Alberta oilpatch property levies - 2020-01-23
A former provincial Liberal leader and member of the Alberta legislature says he won't pay his provincial taxes until oilpatch players pay theirs.
"It's getting worse," David Swann said Wednesday. "(This) government suddenly throws this double standard of a message that paying taxes is optional for one particular industry."
Swann's civil disobedience is part of a growing dispute between the energy industry, the United Conservative government and rural municipalities — a source of many of the governing party's seats.