alberta government spending

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Alberta’s credit upgrade belies risk of red ink on the horizon

Compared to the government’s 2022 mid-year plan, it will spend $6.1 billion more in 2023/24.

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Let’s be clear—the Alberta government’s fiscal problems aren’t over

In 2023/24, debt interest payments will cost a projected $3.4 billion, equal to $691 per Albertan.

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Alberta and B.C. budgets represent two different approaches to government finances

According to projections, government debt interest will cost nearly $1,000 per British Columbian by 2026/27.

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Alberta government increased spending despite promise of ‘restraint’

The province plans to spend $13.9 billion more over two fiscal years than originally planned in mid-year 2022.

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Heritage Fund requires long-term commitment from Alberta government

The government should learn from past experience and ensure new rules about the fund are constitutional.

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Alberta government’s budget promises will fall flat without clear long-term plan

Program spending from 2023/24 to 2025/26 will be $6.4 billion higher than projected just three months ago.

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Alberta government ignores warnings about overspending

In 2022/23, Alberta's program spending was $13,570 per person, more than $1,200 higher than Ontario.

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Alberta government should learn from past fiscal mistakes

Young Albertans are paying the price today for the past 15 years of government debt accumulation.

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Alberta government should rein in spending despite budget surplus

The government has increased program spending by nearly $10 billion since its original plan in 2022.