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Lafleur and Green: Notley should reconsider toll roads for Alberta

By Steve Lafleur and Kenneth Green

Premier Rachel Notley recently commissioned a report on infrastructure financing by former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge. The report, which was released in tandem with the budget, gave a comprehensive overview of how Dodge believes the province should approach infrastructure funding. 558 more words


Opinion: Now isn't the time to cut Alberta spending

By Jeff Loomis, Patricia Jones and Franco Savoia

Re: “Budget 2015 feels like deja vu all over again,” Ted Morton, Opinion, Nov. 12.

“God Please Give Us Another Boom. 610 more words


Opinion: Sales tax, genuine savings worth debating

David Dodge’s report on planning for public infrastructure projects sets out concisely the objectives and challenges facing Alberta government politicians and officials.

What are the objectives underlying public investment? 669 more words


Whittaker: David Dodge's wisdom was missing from Notley's budget

By John Whittaker

The Rachel Notley government’s first budget delivered what many had expected — spending and tax increases, ballooning deficits and debt, and no reduction to our costly public service. 616 more words


Opinion: Good news and bad in Alberta's budget

The NDP government won the provincial election in May not so much on their promises to balance the budget, but rather as the only alternative to the long-in-the-tooth Progressive Conservatives. 629 more words

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Press Gallery Episode 109: The SPOOKtacular BOOdget edition

With oil prices bogged down below $50, and Halloween approaching, everybody was already a little scared.

Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government released their long awaited first budget on Tuesday, leading to howls and screams over a $6.1 billion deficit and ongoing deficit spending built on the idea that oil prices will turn around. 101 more words

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Gary Lamphier: Deficits are A-OK, but where's the exit plan?

Like most members of their generation, my parents were very frugal, hard-working folks. They expected no freebies from life, and their low expectations were invariably met. 1,127 more words