alberta's finances

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Here’s how Smith government can fix Alberta’s longstanding fiscal problem

The idea is simple—save during good times to help avoid deficits during bad times.


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Gimmicks and handouts won’t turnaround Calgary’s downtown—business investment will

Capital investment in Alberta’s oil and gas industry fell from $58.1 billion to $21.5 billion.


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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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More than 70% of Albertans feel the average family is over-taxed

A majority of respondents in the province believe the average family should pay 25 per cent or less of its income in total taxes.


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Resource revenue rescued Alberta—time for spending restraint

It would be irresponsible for the Smith government to repeat the mistakes of past governments.


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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 can right Alberta’s fiscal ship—if she exercises discipline

Alberta’s government-sector workers enjoy a 9.3 per cent wage premium over their private-sector counterparts.