Alberta Economy

Calgary Police Worry As Domestic Violence Calls Rapidly Increase

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

There were nearly 19,000 domestic conflict calls last year.

Fort Mac Fire Wipes Out $1 Billion In Oil Production

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business

Fire will shave 1 per cent off of Alberta's GDP, but then boost it later.

9 Signs That Alberta Is Really, Truly F***ed Right Now

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

At least we can watch hockey for escapism! Oh, wait...

Trudeau, Ministers Discuss Reeling Alberta Economy At Retreat

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley met privately with Trudeau

Albertans Will Pay The Price For Notley's Accelerated Spending

Charles Lammam | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Alberta
Charles Lammam

The combination of worsening economic conditions and the government's refusal to change course on spending means Alberta will rack up debt more quickly, with a projected budget deficit of $28.9 billion over the next three years. For context, that's roughly 50 per cent more than currently sits in the Heritage Fund, a "nest egg" that took decades to build.

Alberta Budget Blows Past Spending Safeguard Law

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Alberta

The NDP plan to rewrite a law it passed last year.

Alberta Finance Minister Says $10-Billion Deficit Is 'Manageable'

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Alberta

The deficit is due to a steep drop in oil revenue.

Notley Advocates For Pipelines In TV Address

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We must get to 'yes' on a pipeline.''

Alberta PCs Challenge NDP To Cut $4 Billion In Spending

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

They also want the government to establish a debt repayment plan.

Alberta Is Underestimating Its Debt, Study Warns

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Alberta

Yikes.

Alberta's Faltering Economy Is Still Attractive To Entrepreneurs

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melanie Nathan

In spite of economic instability, Alberta has grown and will continue to grow in the midst of dire economic predictions by financial spectators. Those who actually live in Alberta have observed growth in the construction industry, finance and various types of business services.

Alberta EI Claims Nearly Double Over The Past Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

Saskatchewan also saw a large increase.

Alberta Teachers' Salaries Need To Come Down: Taxpayers Federation

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

Education Minister David Eggen says the intent is to set an "affordable" tone, given the province's current economic situation.

O'Leary Shares Unsolicited Advice With Notley In Open Letter

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

He has four tips to fix Alberta's economy.

Alberta Charities Hit Hard By Economic Downturn

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

"We are nervous about what is coming.''

Alberta Forced To Pick From 'A Menu Of Bad Options:' Notley

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Alberta

The U.S. benchmark price of oil is above US$33 a barrel.

Alberta On Track For $10.4-Billion Deficit In Next Budget

CP | Dean Bennett ,The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It's a lot. It's a helluva lot of money."

Federal Gov't Allocates $250 Million In Aid For Struggling Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

Money from the program is allocated on a per capita basis, at $60 a person.

Notley Wants More Money, New Energy Strategy From Feds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

She said all Canadians benefit from a strong Alberta economy.

B.C. + Alberta = BFF, Clark Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"When Alberta struggles, we all struggle."

B.C. Swears It Didn't Throw Shade At Alberta

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"I don't think that's disrespectful."

Hard-Hit Alberta May Apply For Federal Relief, Morneau Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Alberta

The province could be eligible for funds from a little-known federal program.

Alberta EI Claims Have Doubled In The Past Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

Canada-wide, the number of EI recipients increased 45,800 since last year.

Hard-Hit Alberta Slammed With 2 More Economic Challenges

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Today has been a very tough day indeed."

Nenshi To Trudeau: Canada Is Still A Resource-Based Economy

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Alberta

Nenshi says he prefers to describe Canada as "resource plus."