alberta government finances

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1990s put Alberta’s fiscal problems into alarming perspective

As a share of the provincial economy, Alberta's recent deficits are larger than those incurred in the early ’90s.


8:16AM
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Kenney should draw inspiration from Klein reforms and reduce spending quickly

Alberta government program spending will reach a projected $13,644 per person in 2020/21.


10:38AM
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Spending reductions key to Kenney government fiscal plan

In the 1990s, Premier Ralph Klein’s government reduced program spending by 21.6 per cent.


10:52AM
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Kenney government must reduce spending to right fiscal ship

Alberta's net government debt will reach a projected $90.1 billion by 2022/23.


8:52PM
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Kenney government should learn from past deficit-reduction plans
Alberta will run a projected $20 billion budget deficit this year.

9:11AM
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Kenney government must continue move towards balanced budget
To make matters worse, Alberta recently received its third credit downgrade since December.

10:59AM
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Another credit downgrade highlights urgent need for spending reform in Alberta

The cost of servicing the province’s debt has increased to more than $2 billion.


9:47AM
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Another pipeline setback, another blow to Alberta government finances

Alberta has blown through $75 billion in financial assets since 2007/08.


2:17PM
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Alberta’s bleak economic outlook will hasten the decline of provincial finances

The province's annual debt-servicing costs will increase to a projected $3 billion by 2022/23.


11:48AM
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Alberta spent during the good times, which means deeper red ink during these bad times

The COVID crisis combined with the oil-price war will reduce revenue and trigger spending increases.