Alberta Budget Deficit

Alberta: Government by Trial Balloon

Susan Wright | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Alberta
Susan Wright

Politicians lacking vision (like Mr. Prentice) launch trial balloons left, right and centre in the hope that somewhere along the line they'll get it right. This demonstrates a lack of conviction in the party's platform or a lack of confidence in the government's ability to explain difficult issues to the electorate.

Excellent News About Alberta's Budget.. Kind Of

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's budget is doing much better than expected this year, but any gains will be offset by the costs from last summer's catastrophic fl...

Alberta Budget Deficit In Billions

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The final deficit number for Alberta's 2012 fiscal year is $2.8 billion, Finance Minister Doug Horner reported Thursday.That's $2 billion m...

Alberta Budget: LIVE BLOG

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

It's budget day in Alberta, and Premier Alison Redford says that while lean times are ahead, there won't be any tax hikes. The budget is expected ...

Big, Bad Budget Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - It's budget day in Alberta, and Premier Alison Redford says that while lean times are ahead, there won't be any tax hikes.Redford says fall...

Beyond The Bubble: A Recipe for a Stronger Alberta

Merran Smith | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Alberta
Merran Smith

With all the gloom-and-doom swirling around Edmonton this week, an outside observer might conclude a state funeral was in the works instead of an annual budget presentation. Yet while Premier Redford undeniably has tough decisions to make, there are promising signals that she is looking beyond bubbles and examining a range of more enduring solutions to the province's challenges.

Redford: Budget Will Be Lean

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's budget, to be unveiled Thursday, will be so lean, it won't even keep up with provincial growth, Premier Alison Redford said Wedne...

Alberta Budget Deficit Forecast Quadruples

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Alberta government's bottom line continues to bleed red ink and the province is planning job cuts and a wage freeze for civil-service ma...

Here's What The Alberta Budget Won't Penalize

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's municipal affairs minister says while next month's provincial budget will be difficult, the days of off-loading all the pain onto...

Here's How The Alberta Budget Deficit Flew Under The Radar

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's auditor general says the province didn't break its own rules by delivering a bare-bones first-quarter budget update last summer.M...

Alberta Needs Strict Spending Diet: Taxpayers Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it is going to Alberta's economic summit this weekend to spread the word that Alberta needs to go on...

Redford Freezes MLAs' Pay.. At Higher Than National Average

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - With Alberta facing a $6 billion shortfall in next month's budget, Premier Alison Redford's government has passed a motion to refuse a mand...

Royalties For Energy Companies Won't Change

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says raising royalty rates for energy companies won't be on the table as experts gather in Calgary this weeke...

Think You Can Do Better? Website Lets YOU Build Alberta's Budget

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

Albertans are being told to put their clicking fingers where their mouths are and build their own provincial budget. Premier Alison Redford and her...

Less Energy Wealth IS 'The New Reality'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — With Alberta's bottom line being gutted by falling oil revenue, the March 7 budget will embody a "once in a generation'' transformation i...

WATCH: Redford Warns Of $6 Billion Oil Shortfall In Speech

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford, in her first TV address, warned Thursday of tough fiscal times and multibillion-dollar revenue shortfalls d...

Next Alberta Budget Won't Be Fun, Horner Says

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta's finance minister says plummeting oil revenue means the next Alberta budget isn't going to be pretty, but the province isn't ready ...

Province Sets Budget Deadline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The next sitting of the Alberta legislature is to begin March 5.The provincial budget is to follow two days later.Premier Alison Redford ha...

Price Squeeze On Oil Affecting Canadian GDP

CP | Dean Bennett | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The price squeeze on heavy oil is gutting Alberta's bottom line and Finance Minister Doug Horner says it's now all hands on deck to cut spe...

Redford Assures Budget Will Balance Next Year

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Alison Redford is trying to reassure Albertans that the province's operating budget will balance in the next fiscal year.A recent n...

Alberta Infrastructure Debt: Borrowing Exchanges Klein Prudence For Sweetheart Union Deals

Mark Milke | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

If there was any confidence that Alberta's government would avoid imitating the failed policies of other provinces -- think of Quebec and Ontario and their massive debts -- that faint hope for continued Alberta exceptionalism was kiboshed at the recent Progressive Conservative convention in Calgary.

Cabinet Ministers Call Alberta Wildrose Hypocritical Over Government Debt

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Two Alberta Tory cabinet ministers say politicians from the Opposition Wildrose party are self-serving hypocrites trained in "flea-market" ...

Smith: Redford Has No Mandate To Take Alberta Into Debt

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Alison Redford's plan to take on debt puts Alberta on the same slippery slope of budget-busting jiggery-pokery that sent Greece ove...

Dry Numbers Paint a Depressing Picture of Alberta's Budgetary Woes

Mark Milke | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

As many students enrolled in algebra class are likely discovering, numbers can be rather dry. But a proper understanding of them is indispensable to modern life. Without hard, reliable numbers regularly checked, much personal, business, and government planning would be akin to gambling: throw the dice, risk the cash and hope for the best.

Does The Province Want You To Tell Them How To Spend Your Money?

The Huffington Post Canada | Pablo Fernandez | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

If you think the province is running amok with our finances and you are itching to get your two cents in, well, you just got your chance. The provi...