Alberta Budget

4 Charts With Everything You Need To Know About The Alberta Budget

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

Albertans will pay more to get married, go camping, have a drink, go for a drive or do pretty much anything else as the province fights to get out fro...

Details Of Alberta's 'Bad News' Budget

CP | Dean Bennett | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — Albertans will pay more to get married, go camping, have a drink, go for a drive or do pretty much anything else as the province fights ...

Tax Hikes And Fees Alpenty For Albertans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

Highlights of the 2015-16 Alberta budget

What Prentice Was Really Thinking In His TV Address

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Alberta

The folks over at The Hill have done it again. Months after bringing us a side-splitting parody of the Alberta PC party's woes, this time they've crea...

Alberta Budget Expected To Deliver Bad News

CBC | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

Albertans will find out Thursday when Finance Minister Robin Campbell delivers the highly anticipated and potentially game-changing plan for how the province spends and saves in the wake of a dramatic drop in oil prices.

Albertans Will Have To Pay A Little For Budget Woes: Prentice

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole in the provincial budg...

Even If Oil Rebounds, Alberta Might Still Be Screwed: TD

CBC | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Even if oil rebounds, the province could still face a structural deficit in the range of $4 billion to $5 billion in a few years

Is Prentice Softening His Stance?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

"We have to continue to build, and we are building."

No Apology, Only Tough-Love

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Stop talking about mirrors."

Game-Changing Budget To Drop Later This Month

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

Premier Jim Prentice has promised the budget will fundamentally restructure how the province spends and saves money to insulate it from future swings in oil prices.

Prentice Blames Alberta's Fiscal Mess On All Albertans

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

Premier Jim Prentice says all Albertans are responsible for getting the province into a financial mess and everyone has to help clean it up.

Prentice's Budget Outlook Sounds Kind Of Scary

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

While not confirming he will call a spring election, Prentice says any leader who wants to implement the changes needs a mandate.

A Surprise Surplus In Alberta's Budget

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

This year's Alberta budget has yo-yoed from a projected surplus to a deficit and back to a surplus.

Does Prentice Plan To Stay On As Premier?

CBC | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

It's seems a certainty to many at this point - there will be a spring election in Alberta. Two former PC cabinet ministers are already gone, about a...

Health Premiums Only A 'Concept,' Says Prentice

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

Prentice says nothing has been decided on yet.

NDP Wants Albertans To Fight Against Corporate Tax Freeze

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

NDP Leader Rachel Notley says it's unfair for Prentice to freeze corporate taxes and oil royalties.

NDP Send Prentice A Warning About Too Many Cuts

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta NDP says Premier Jim Prentice will find Albertans less forgiving the second time around if he wants to slash his way out of low...

Cuts To Alberta Budget Will Be Wide And Deep

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Alberta

Prentice has ruled out a sales tax, hikes to corporate income taxes and changes to oil royalties, saying those would cause more harm than help.

Tough Medicine For Alberta's Health Care Workers

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Health Services is freezing salaries and holding the line on union raises to help the province cope with billions of dollars in los...

Alberta MLAs Take 5 Per Cent Pay Cut

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta politicians voted to take a five per cent pay cut in a move the opposition NDP labelled a cynical gambit to seize the moral high gr...

Prentice Should Be More Like Klein: Taxpayers Group

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation has a message for Alberta Premier Jim Prentice: "Be more like Ralph Klein." The CTF's Colin Craig asked Albert...

Corporate Tax Hike Not In The Cards

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

"When it comes to corporate tax, other Canadian provinces have caught up to the Alberta Advantage, and I think it would be unwise at this point to increase our corporate income tax."

Rally In Oil Prices Won't Save Budget: Prentice

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Alberta

Each $1 drop in the average price over the course of a year costs the province $215 million.

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.

Prentice is Wrong about Alberta's Single Tax

Mark Milke | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

Earn $17,787 in Alberta and you'll pay nothing in provincial income tax. Earn $50,000 and 6.4 per cent of your income is tax ($50,000 minus the $17,787 exemption; the 10 per cent tax is paid on the remaining $32,213). Earn $100,000 and 8.2 per cent of your income is tax. There's a word for such sliding proportions of tax paid: progressive.