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Texas remains much more attractive than Alberta in the eyes of energy investors

Federal Bill C-69 has made the regulatory system for new energy development more complex, uncertain and subjective.

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Texas shines bright while Alberta dims

Sixty-five per cent of respondents for Alberta were deterred by the high cost of regulatory compliance.

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Texas towers over Alberta post-price drop

Texas has no state-level personal or corporate income tax.

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Vancouver’s growing housing costs are outstripping income increases in the city.

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The Alberta government can't control the price of oil, but it can control its policy environment, and recent policy changes have caused a decline in investor confidence.

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Alberta and Texas have always had a lot in common. Ranching in the 19th century. A can-do entrepreneurial approach to oil and gas in the 20th century. And in the 21st century they are still somewhat similar.

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Alberta’s decades long economic success is a result of resource wealth, relatively sound public policies and a growing skilled labour force. Compared to other energy-producing jurisdictions such as Alaska, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, Texas, and Wyoming, Alberta does well economically but there are areas of concern, which if ignored, may affect the province’s long-term prosperity.