alberta government finances

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Outflow of Albertans should set off alarm bells

Unlike Texas, Alberta government finances deteriorated due to spending-fuelled budget deficits.


8:56AM
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New report paints gloomy picture of Alberta’s fiscal future—absent policy change

According to the PBO, Alberta must reduce spending by 3.1 per cent of GDP to restore fiscal sustainability.


3:49PM
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New report underscores Alberta’s fiscal woes

Between 2008/09 and 2019/20, the province's net debt increased by $71.8 billion.


12:57PM
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‘Sustainability’ fund could help Alberta get off resource revenue rollercoaster

Provincial program spending increased from $8,012 in 1999/00 to $10,618 by 2006/07.


8:17AM
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Kenney has no choice—he must tackle government compensation

Of the Alberta government's $54.3 billion in total spending, 50 per cent was on wages and benefits for government workers.


4:41PM
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1990s put Alberta’s fiscal problems into alarming perspective

As a share of the provincial economy, Alberta's recent deficits are larger than those incurred in the early ’90s.


8:16AM
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Kenney should draw inspiration from Klein reforms and reduce spending quickly

Alberta government program spending will reach a projected $13,644 per person in 2020/21.