Alberta tax watchdog slams Calgary’s call for more tax powers

City officials are pursuing dramatically greater taxation powers that would include civic levies on such things as the GST, alcohol, tobacco and hotels.

In a document procured by taxpayers’ rights advocates, administrators with the City of Calgary suggest seeking a greater share of existing levies from the province — such as those from gasoline — and the right to create new ones that would total 15 changes to tax policy.

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