alberta's debt

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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.


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.


11:21AM
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Alberta’s debt-to-GDP ratio set to climb—quickly

Premier Kenney says province likely to run a deficit close to $20 billion.


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.


12:40PM
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Alberta deficit likely far worse than expected

Chronic deficits through good times and bad have led to a roughly $70 billion erosion of the province’s financial assets.