Canada's equalization program cost Alberta taxpayers approximately $3.1 billion in 2017.
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While the regulatory change is welcome news, significant reforms are still required to restore investor confidence.
Alberta became eligible for stabilization payments in 2015/16 and 2016/2017.
Budget include an additional $185 million in transfers from Ottawa.
Forecasts project a -5.1 per cent decline in the province's GDP.
Such implicit or explicit assumptions invariably lead to unintended consequences.
An estimated 80,000 Albertans were waiting for care in early May.
Hongkongers have enjoyed the highest level of personal freedom in the world, according to the Human Freedom Index.
A large government debt burden can negatively affect economic growth.