The province's bygone boom times were based on oil royalties, and little else.
It's a sign of the economic times.
Massage therapists and computer engineers, rejoice.
Emissions could be cut by 70 to 80 per cent.
"It's not to the benefit of anyone except the oil companies.''
But the province is still clinging to a lack of sales tax.
Some Albertans aren't happy their premier rides in a government-issue SUV
Similar economies, opposite fiscal realities.
The reconstruction is also expected to create about 9,000 jobs next year.
Gains in oil, employment and the GDP are all predicted for next year.