In 2017, Alberta’s net contribution to the federal government was $21.8 billion and Ontario’s was $16.6 billion.
Government debt interest costs (per person) are forecasted to reach $655.
Alberta is piling up debt at a historically rapid pace.
Alberta tax changes have hurt the province’s investment attractiveness.
The Notley government imposed a 100 megatonne cap on greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands.
The Notley government plans to increase spending by $146 million beyond what was budgeted in the spring.
Ontario’s government spends a billion dollars per month on debt interest payments.
Alberta program spending this year is forecasted to be approximately 11 per cent higher than in 2015/16.