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.
Alberta tax policies have moved in the wrong direction, reducing the incentive to invest and create jobs.
In 2015, the Notley government scrapped the single-rate personal income tax.
Alberta now has the 16th highest top personal income tax rate in North America.
Higher income taxes create disincentives for hard work and entrepreneurship, two important drivers of growth.
Province’s unemployment rate has hit nine per cent.
The province increased its top personal income tax rate by 50 per cent.