alberta's finances

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Aging population will put more pressure on Alberta’s provincial finances

According to projections, seniors will account for 18.8 per cent of Alberta's population by 2040.


1:04PM
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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. 


10:14AM
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Kenney government should use windfall to reintroduce sustainability fund

Alberta’s budget deficit will be $5.8 billion in 2021/22—$12.4 billion less than originally forecast.


8:58AM
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Report paints bleak picture of Alberta’s fiscal future

The province's per-person spending is significantly higher than in Ontario, B.C. and Quebec.


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.


3:49PM
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New report underscores Alberta’s fiscal woes

Between 2008/09 and 2019/20, the province's net debt increased by $71.8 billion.


3:01PM
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Kenney shouldn’t bank on resource revenues to balance budget—despite high commodity prices

A reliance on non-renewable resource revenue has caused trouble for the provincial finances for decades.


2:28PM
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Despite Alberta pleas, Trudeau government maintains ‘stabilization’ status quo

The program offset just 3.5 per cent of Alberta’s year-over-year revenue loss.


4:41PM
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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.