Alberta's new climate change strategy includes an economy-wide tax on carbon.
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The last time the number of Alberta EI recipients hit this level was in 2010.
"What is different about this is the speed of the downturn and the projected length."
"It's done. Over. I just don't see the point in talking about it."
She says tech giants like Apple and Google got their start in garages.
"What doesn't help the health of the economy is groundless fear-mongering."
Canada's national vacancy rate average for urban centres is 3.3 per cent.
"And as much as I would like to be able to inject some mechanism of ameliorating the price of oil, it's quite frankly something that's beyond the capacity of this government."
Notley was making her first comments on the budget that was presented Tuesday by Finance Minister Joe Ceci.
Notley will be in Calgary to discuss construction of a new cancer centre.
Alberta's NDP government tabled its first budget Tuesday.
Ceci said: "I think Albertans will continue to be proud that we are building a province that will take us far beyond this recession and lift us back to the good times we've all enjoyed.''
The NDP government will forge ahead, at a steep price.
Here are a few things to watch for in Tuesday's Alberta budget.
Ceci has already projected the deficit will be just under $6.5 billion.
"The trade is there, the investment is there. But the opportunities need to be even more explored in Western Canada where we have, perhaps, been less visible."
The mini-shuffle expands Notley's cabinet by one.
The budget will be delivered on Tuesday.
Canada's oil and gas industry is facing increased environmental and budgetary pressures.
"The province's future is at stake."
Those hoping for a quick recovery in Canada’s oil patch got bad news Tuesday from the International Energy Agency, which now says the global oil glu...
"I actually didn't perceive that the crowd was cold in any way," said Notley.
The province is on track to post a record deficit.
"The business model definitely can create a debt trap."
Some of the cars show tell-tale signs of abandonment.
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