alberta finances

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Alberta government increased program spending by more than $10 billion

The government increased projected nominal program spending by $10.1 billion since the fiscal update last fall.


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Alberta’s ‘new fiscal framework’ requires constitutional change to make it last

All resource revenue is typically included in the budget, creating volatility in provincial finances.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.