alberta's debt

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Kenney government should discard ‘wait and hope’ budget strategy

Government revenues in all provinces—but especially Alberta—are unpredictable.


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Balance Alberta’s budget sooner—limit growth of debt interest costs

Alberta's per-person debt-service costs may hit $655 by 2020/21.


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Oil’s rising—Alberta, bank those resource revenues

Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund is now worth US$1 Trillion.


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Alberta’s smaller than anticipated deficit shouldn’t lead to complacency

The province's debt interest costs were more than $400 per person in 2018/19.


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Notley government doubles-down on the resource rollercoaster

Alberta buys yet another ticket to ride the resource rollercoaster.


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Equalization makes for a handy scapegoat, but successive Alberta governments have no one to blame but themselves for the province’s fiscal problems.


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The Notley government forecasts it will add $13.6 billion in debt this year.


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After governments abandon fiscal prudence, they will soon search for any and all ways to tax people more. This is the reality playing out in Alberta where Premier Jim Prentice has floated multiple tax increase trial balloons.


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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is in the midst of formulating his first budget and the fiscal path of the province while watching oil prices continue to decline.