alberta budget

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Despite surplus, Smith government must restrain spending

Governments in Alberta have a long history of increasing provincial spending during periods of high resource revenue, which inevitably leads to deficits once resource revenues decline.


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Alberta’s revenue windfall—don’t just spend it

The province will run a $13.2 billion projected surplus in 2022/23 due largely to resource revenue.


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Alberta’s economy is already diversified—but government finances are not

Without the recent resource revenue windfall, the province would still face a large deficit this year.


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Despite smaller projected budget deficit, Albertans can’t afford to discount province’s fiscal challenges

A boost in projected revenues this year have reduced the expected deficit for 2021/22, but this will only provide a small amount of relief.


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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.


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Alberta economy recovering from COVID but government finances remain cause for concern

The province's net debt will reach a projected $102.1 billion by 2023/24.


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Kenney shouldn’t bank on resource revenues to balance budget—despite high commodity prices

A reliance on non-renewable resource revenue has caused trouble for the provincial finances for decades.