Doug Horner

Debt Debate To Resume Monday

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta politicians return to work Monday at the legislature to resume what is becoming an annual political-existential debate over the def...

The Good And The Bad In Alberta Budget Update

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is on track to record a $1.4-billion surplus on day-to-day spending this year, but it will be $8.5 billion in the hole on the capit...

He Wants Details On Federal Flood Aid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is happy to see a $2.8 billion commitment to flood relief in the federal budget, but says he still has...

Alberta's Big Problem With A National Securities Regulator

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - Bickering over a national securities regulator could lead to even greater dysfunction — the very problem Ottawa is aiming to resolve — if...

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...

Big Pension Changes Proposed

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is proposing a raft of changes, including an end to early retirement incentives, to overcome a $7.4-billion unfunded liability in p...

Alberta Will Burn Through Cash On Flood Relief

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's finance minister says the bills are coming in for flood recovery in southern Alberta and the price tag is "very high."Doug Horner...

Alberta Pleased With Feds Infrastructure Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's finance minister is pleased the federal budget is mirroring the provincial one by investing in infrastructure while holding the l...

Horner Asks For Budget Help

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner says he wants to hear from experts at a summit this summer about how best to predict energy prices for ...

Alberta Government's Slide Into The Red

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government — squeezed by falling oil revenues and a growing population — has delivered a budget that holds the line on day-...

Budget Dumps A Load Of Bad News On Albertans

CP | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON — The Alberta government — squeezed by falling oil revenues and a growing population — has delivered a budget that holds the line on da...

It's Budget Week In Alberta And Here's What You Should Know

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta politicians — facing billions of dollars in red ink — get back to business in the house Tuesday to pass what Premier Alison Red...

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...

Opposition Sees Red Over Fiscal Update

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

If there's one thing Albertans can expect to see from today's fiscal update, according to opposition parties, it's that the province continues to blee...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

Alberta Reacts To Budget Deficit On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Alberta

The recent announcement by Finance Minister Doug Horner that Alberta maybe looking at a budget deficit as large as $3 billion this year has touched a ...

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The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Alberta

The province announced yesterday that their projected budget deficit may actually be more than 300% higher - or as much as $3 billion - than originall...

Alberta Falls Deeper In Debt

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Falling oil revenues and a volatile global marketplace are hammering Alberta's bottom line and may leave taxpayers with a deficit as large ...

Good, But Not Good Enough, Alberta

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Figures released Thursday show Alberta came close to balancing its budget last year, but Finance Minister Doug Horner said it isn't smooth ...

Alberta Throne Speech: More Jobs, Smarter Spending

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The final sitting of the Alberta legislature began Tuesday with Premier Alison Redford promising to review tax rates — and opponents poun...

Albertans Have Seen The Last Of Health-Care Premiums: Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says her government won't bring back health-care premiums.Redford says the fees that would cost about $1,000...

And Then There Were 3: Alberta Tories Choose New Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The race to replace Premier Ed Stelmach as the next leader of Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives was a dead heat Saturday night....