alberta government spending

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Alberta government can send ongoing cheques to Albertans—if it saves resource revenue

Alberta's fund was valued at just C$16.2 billion compared to US$65.3 billion for Alaska’s fund.


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Alberta government must commit to spending restraint and reform

The province had the largest growth in government net debt in Canada from 2007/08 to 2021/22.


11:16AM
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Smith government may continue Alberta’s spending problem
Alberta went from spending $61 per person on provincial debt interest costs to roughly $563.

9:37AM
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Smith government must begin new era of spending restraint in Alberta

The province's net asset position deteriorated by nearly $23,000 per person between 2007 and 2021.


4:42PM
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Despite surplus, Smith government must restrain spending

Governments in Alberta have a long history of increasing provincial spending during periods of high resource revenue, which inevitably leads to deficits once resource revenues decline.


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Alberta government can also deliver cheques to residents

As resource revenue began increasing, Alberta’s per-person government spending increased from $7,393 to $13,114.


8:54AM
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Smith can right Alberta’s fiscal ship—if she exercises discipline

Alberta’s government-sector workers enjoy a 9.3 per cent wage premium over their private-sector counterparts.


8:28AM
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Record-high resource revenue fuels Alberta’s projected surplus

From 2008/09 to 2020/21, the province's net financial position deteriorated by almost $100 billion.


4:41PM
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Alberta government must learn from spending history

Resource revenues are set to increase substantially.