Alberta grass greener ?

tax       2000-10-10 
"People are unbelievably friendly, the sun shines forever," says Elizabeth Cordeau, who made the jump to Calgary after a decade in Vancouver. "What's more, from the moment I arrived here, I started saving money: nearly $800 on car insurance, 7% on sales tax on all purchases, cheaper gasoline, lower user fees, affordable real estate." Ralph Klein, the Premier of Alberta, added some more incentives recently, following a string of tax-relief announcements with a boast that in two years the province could eliminate personal income tax and education property tax.