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Unsustainable municipal spending hurts entrepreneurs

October 18, 2017
The 2017 Alberta Municipal Spending report analyzes municipal operating spending growth by local governments in Alberta and compares it to CFIB’s sustainable spending benchmark of inflation and population growth. The report finds that real operating spending from 2005 to 2015 increased by 69 per cent, while population grew by 25 per cent. Excessive spending cost households $1,738 in 2015 alone and a total of $10,650 from 2005 to 2015.

Lackluster AB budget lacks small business focus

March 22, 2017
The Alberta Government posted a deficit of $10.3 billion, with provincial debt increasing to $45 billion by fiscal year end. There no plan to get back to a balanced budget and provincial debt is expected to balloon to $71 billion by 2020.

Alberta businesses want credible plan to balance Budget 2017

February 24, 2017
CFIB was pleased to sit down with Finance Minister Joe Ceci to share your priorities for the upcoming budget. Introducing a credible plan to balance the budget by reducing operational expenditures tops the list of recommendations.
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