Alberta has run nearly uninterrupted deficits since 2008/09.
If taxes are competitive and firms are incentivized to invest, jobs will be created.
Saskatchewan increased government-sector employment by just 2.1 per cent—one-tenth of Alberta’s growth rate.
Between 2004 and 2014, Alberta created more than 350,000 jobs.
The Notley government increased spending by nearly 13 per cent over is first two full fiscal years in office.
Capital investment in Canada’s oil and gas sector declined by an estimated 44 per cent from 2014 to 2017.
The Notley government overshot its budgeted spending levels by $2 billion in 2016/17 and $1 billion in 2017/18.
The Notley government recently released its third quarter fiscal update.
Last week Kinder Morgan projected that the Trans Mountain pipeline project could be a year behind schedule.