alberta budget

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There are 175 collective bargaining agreements with public-sector employees coming up for negotiation in the near future.


3:31PM
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Alberta will become a net debtor province this year for the first time since 1999/00.


9:20AM
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The projected deficit is $10.4 billion, up from $6.3 billion last year.


2:21PM
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Alberta’s debt could balloon to $36.1 billion by 2019/20—46 per cent more than currently expected.


11:21AM
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Provincial program spending between 2004/05 and 2014/15 increased by nearly 100 per cent.


2:04PM
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The real culprit for Alberta’s fiscal problems—and ultimately the recent credit downgrade—is several years of rapid spending growth by successive governments.


2:48PM
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If the first step towards remedying a problem is admitting that you have one, Alberta is a long way away from fixing its budget woes.


1:28PM
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Forecasting oil prices is fraught with difficulty, so it's imperative that the government use the most reliable and up-to-date estimates available.