alberta's debt

8:45AM
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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.

1:30PM
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Alberta taxpayers on the hook (again) for government debt interest

The province's debt interest costs will reach a forecasted $2.7 billion this year.


10:50AM
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Alberta remains in precarious fiscal position

The government should save some natural resource revenue to protect against future increases in debt.


1:04PM
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Don’t be fooled by positive short-term news in Alberta fiscal update

Provincial government net debt is projected to reach $73.9 billion—or roughly $16,071 per Albertan. 


10:21AM
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Alberta needs robust fiscal rules that survive tough times

By making fiscal rules constitutional in nature, governments can protect them from being ignored.


8:56AM
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New report paints gloomy picture of Alberta’s fiscal future—absent policy change

According to the PBO, Alberta must reduce spending by 3.1 per cent of GDP to restore fiscal sustainability.


4:35PM
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Kenney government tables another bad news budget—but don’t just blame COVID

Alberta's new budget projects a $18.2 billion deficit in 2021/22.


11:14AM
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Kenney government must learn from Alberta’s fiscal freefall

Both B.C. and Saskatchewan now carry less per-person provincial government debt than Alberta.


9:44AM
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Alberta’s reign as Canada’s fiscal leader is over—and Albertans will pay the price

Alberta is projected to experience the largest increase in per-person net debt of any province from 2007/08 to 2020/21.