alberta's finances

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Smith can right Alberta’s fiscal ship—if she exercises discipline

Alberta’s government-sector workers enjoy a 9.3 per cent wage premium over their private-sector counterparts.


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Record-high resource revenue fuels Alberta’s projected surplus

From 2008/09 to 2020/21, the province's net financial position deteriorated by almost $100 billion.


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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.


9:23AM
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Alberta’s economy is already diversified—but government finances are not

Without the recent resource revenue windfall, the province would still face a large deficit this year.


9:44AM
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Alberta’s resource revenue windfall largest on record

The province's resource revenue is expected to increase from $3.3 billion in 2020/21 to $13.7 billion in 2021/22.


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Alberta faces future of declining resource revenues and aging population

By 2043, Albertans aged 65 or older will account for a projected 19 per cent of the province's population.