alberta government spending

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Alberta budget includes relatively small spending reductions

Alberta saw spending reductions of 20 per cent during the reforms of the 1990s.


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Alberta carbon tax—just bad economics

In 2017, Canada was responsible for only 1.7 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions.


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Spending reductions in the 1990s dwarf Kenney’s budget plans

Premier Ralph Klein’s government reduced program spending by 21.6 per cent over three years.


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Alberta’s fiscal plan—put the pedal to the metal

To eliminate the deficit, the government’s four-year plan will cut program spending by 1.6 per cent over four years.


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Alberta’s budget at a glance

Additional spending reductions would have created additional fiscal room for pro-growth tax reform.


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To balance the budget, Alberta must ditch it’s big-spending ways

Per-person spending in Alberta last year was 18.5 per cent higher than in next-door B.C.


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Alberta budget should target personal income taxes

The top combined personal income tax rate in Alberta is now 48 per cent compared to 39 per cent in 2014.


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Spending cuts—not tax hikes—to balance Alberta’s budget

Alberta spent $2,451 per person more than the average spent by the three largest provinces.


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Alberta’s government finances require swift reform, reduction in spending

The Blue Ribbon Panel and the Kenney government face a daunting fiscal challenge.