alberta finances

10:59AM
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Another credit downgrade highlights urgent need for spending reform in Alberta

The cost of servicing the province’s debt has increased to more than $2 billion.


8:37PM
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Alberta’s net contribution to federal finances soars into the billions

Canada's equalization program cost Alberta taxpayers approximately $3.1 billion in 2017.


9:47AM
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Another pipeline setback, another blow to Alberta government finances

Alberta has blown through $75 billion in financial assets since 2007/08.


9:38AM
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Mounting government debt threatens Alberta’s fiscal status among provinces

The province's net government debt will climb to approximately $55 billion this year.


11:10AM
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Kenney government squanders opportunity to strengthen path to balanced budget
Alberta's 2020 budget calls for $1.75 billion in additional government spending.

2:24PM
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Alberta’s finances still rapidly eroding

By 2022/23, the province will have accumulated an estimated $46.6 billion in net debt.


5:48PM
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Alberta budget includes relatively small spending reductions

Alberta saw spending reductions of 20 per cent during the reforms of the 1990s.


10:32AM
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Complacency about Alberta’s debt is a dangerous mistake

Next year Alberta is expected to surpass B.C. in per-person debt.


10:50AM
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Painful decade for Alberta finances finally over

The province closed out the decade with an estimated $36.6 billion in net debt.