Alberta will become a net debtor province this year for the first time since 1999/00.
The province's new top personal income tax rate is now higher than B.C.'s rate.
New climate tests are unnecessary since the effects of pipelines and LNG terminals on climate change are negligible at worst and positive at best.
Provincial program spending between 2004/05 and 2014/15 increased by nearly 100 per cent.
Province’s net financial position could decrease by another $14 billion in 2016/17, making it a net debtor province.
To eliminate the deficit, Alberta's government should restrain spending.
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.
The Alberta premier chimed in on B.C.'s opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.