Between 2004/05 and 2014/15, Alberta’s provincial government increased program spending by nearly 100 per cent.
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If the province wants to seize new economic opportunities, it could ease the movement of skilled labour and improve Alberta’s tax competitiveness, among other things.
Prime Minister Trudeau’s remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davo unfortunately reflect an attitude of discomfort with Canada’s resource economy.
The real “resource curse” is the way successive Alberta governments squandered revenues from resource development.
The Alberta government can't control the price of oil, but it can control its policy environment, and recent policy changes have caused a decline in investor confidence.
Western Canada heavy crude oil is largely captive to demand by U.S. refineries that are configured to process heavy crude oil.
Canadians pay about twice the amount of tax on gasoline compared to Americans.
The Alberta premier chimed in on B.C.'s opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
The additional CO2 emissions coming from the oilsands is extremely low.
On Wednesday, TransCanada, the company that would have built and operated the Keystone XL pipeline, launched two lawsuits over President Obama’s rejection of the pipeline.