As a share of the provincial economy, Alberta's recent deficits are larger than those incurred in the early ’90s.
Alberta’s elevated spending levels produced large budget deficits and mounting debt.
The province expects a $15.5 billion budget deficit next year.
Between fiscal years 2014/15 and 2018/19, Alberta’s net contribution to Confederation was $94.9 billion.
In 2019, equalization represented 15.5 per cent of provincial revenue in Nova Scotia.
Canada's equalization program cost Alberta taxpayers approximately $3.1 billion in 2017.
Albertans contributed $2.9 billion more to the CPP than they consumed in 2017.
Without Alberta’s net contributions, Canada would have racked up upwards of $100 billion more debt since 2014.