alberta debt

12:34PM
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Rising debt interest costs further threaten Alberta finances

By 2023/24, debt interest will consume 6.6 per cent of all provincial revenues.


10:27AM
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Alberta’s government debt interest costs continue to soar

According to budget forecasts, debt interest payments will reach $3.3 billion by 2023/24.


8:17AM
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Kenney has no choice—he must tackle government compensation

Of the Alberta government's $54.3 billion in total spending, 50 per cent was on wages and benefits for government workers.


4:41PM
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1990s put Alberta’s fiscal problems into alarming perspective

As a share of the provincial economy, Alberta's recent deficits are larger than those incurred in the early ’90s.


4:35PM
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Kenney government tables another bad news budget—but don’t just blame COVID

Alberta's new budget projects a $18.2 billion deficit in 2021/22.


11:14AM
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Kenney government must learn from Alberta’s fiscal freefall

Both B.C. and Saskatchewan now carry less per-person provincial government debt than Alberta.


2:31PM
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Kenney government must learn from fiscal mistakes—and successes—of the past

Alberta's deficit this year will be the largest in history, relative to the size of the provincial economy, at 6.9 per cent of GDP.


8:16AM
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Kenney should draw inspiration from Klein reforms and reduce spending quickly

Alberta government program spending will reach a projected $13,644 per person in 2020/21.