alberta finances

11:16AM
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Smith government may continue Alberta’s spending problem
Alberta went from spending $61 per person on provincial debt interest costs to roughly $563.

9:37AM
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Smith government must begin new era of spending restraint in Alberta

The province's net asset position deteriorated by nearly $23,000 per person between 2007 and 2021.


10:50AM
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Alberta remains in precarious fiscal position

The government should save some natural resource revenue to protect against future increases in debt.


8:56PM
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In Budget 2022, Alberta continues its ride on resource revenue roller-coaster

Resource revenue will be $9.1 billion higher in 2022/23 than projected last year.


9:10AM
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Kenney government should save—not spend—part of upcoming resource revenue spike

By contributing to the Heritage Fund, the government would essentially transform a share of onetime resource revenue into a financial asset.


1:14PM
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Alberta’s upcoming referendum bigger than equalization

Reforms in the 1990s led to a marked decline in welfare dependency and reduced spending on social assistance.


11:13AM
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With higher oil prices, Alberta government must avoid fiscal mistakes of the past

The price of Brent Crude oil could reach US$100 per barrel in 2022 due to a surge in demand.