Alberta Debt

Not Your Mother's Budget Surplus

Beyond higher taxes or more debt, there has always been another option: prudent spending. However, that is something the Alberta government has been less than adept at in some years. For instance, had the province increased program spending after 2005/06 and to 2012/2013 but only in line with inflation and population growth, it would have spent $22 billion less compared to what it actually sent out the door.
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Debt Debate To Resume Monday

EDMONTON - Alberta politicians return to work Monday at the legislature to resume what is becoming an annual political-existential debate over the definition of debt.Is debt the destroyer of worlds, a...
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The Bitumen Bubble: Redford Needs To Bite The Bullet

Either you raise taxes or cut services to millions of Albertans. Or both. You can't make a balanced budget exist out of no where, although the  Redford Conservatives have tried by calling their previous budget balanced by excluding capital funding. Skirting the fundamental problems with Alberta's governing party can only go so far and a part in government can only run around the issue for so long before reality hits.