Alberta leads the country in spending growth

Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government inherited a difficult set of fiscal circumstances when it came into power just over two years ago. The new government faced a big budget deficit, caused by a combination of rapid spending increases over the preceding decade and a steep decline in the price of oil in 2014.Unfortunately, instead of taking action to address the serious fiscal challenges it inherited, Premier Notley’s government has made matters worse through its spending decisions. Rather than reining in excesses, the new government has doubled down on spending increases, leading to ballooning deficits for the foreseeable future. That is

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