Since July 2014, employment in Alberta’s government sector grew by 78,733 employees—a 21.5 per cent increase.
The recent move by Kinder Morgan on the Trans Mountain pipeline was a massive blow to Canada’s investment attractiveness.
Decentralization can lead to duplication of services and the layering of new taxes upon old ones.
The province increased its top personal income tax rate by 50 per cent.
In reality, 50 per cent of minimum wage earners in Alberta live with parents or other relatives.
The Notley government in Alberta took office facing severe fiscal challenges. Unfortunately, this week’s fiscal update from Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci shows that the new government’s early actions have made a bad fiscal situation worse.
Rachel Notley’s New Democratic government faces severe fiscal challenges it did not create, but it has an opportunity to solve them. Will her NDP government clean up the fiscal mess left behind by its Progressive Conservative predecessor?