Alberta became eligible for stabilization payments in 2015/16 and 2016/2017.
The Notley government recently released its third quarter fiscal update.
Jason Kenney, leadership candidate for Alberta’s United Conservative Party, called for reform to Canada’s equalization program.
Economic recovery in Alberta is crucial not just for Albertans, but for Canada’s public finances.
Over 10 years, approximately 270,000 more people moved to Alberta from the rest of the country than moved from Alberta to somewhere else in Canada.
Forty-one billion dollars. That’s the extra amount, over and above what was needed to keep pace with population growth and inflation between 2006 and 2013, this to fund Alberta government program spending in those years.