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Alberta private sector improving but government finances remain in bad shape

Dave Mowat, president of ATB Financial, said recently that Alberta’s economy was “turning the corner” after a difficult year in 2016. His comment came as the Crown Corporation released its financial results for the past fiscal year.Mowat’s suggestion was also corroborated by a recent announcement from the Conference Board of Canada, which projected stronger than expected economic growth for the province this year. It forecasts a GDP growth of 3.3 per cent for Alberta in 2017, up from their previous estimate of 2.8 per cent.It’s great news that Alberta’s economy has ticked back up, but a number of recent policy

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