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Alberta’s oil & gas sector lost thousands of jobs in August

Alberta gained 9,700 jobs last month—it’s smallest increase since the pandemic began—but the forestry, fishing, mining, quarrying, oil and gas sector lost 9,100.

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Royalties funded only 15.5% of Alberta revenue since 2008

We’ve received roughly the same amount in federal transfer payments over the last 13 years as we have royalties, with each of them bringing in a little over 15.5% of the total revenue.

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The 10 Alberta industries that generated the most income tax revenue in 2019

10 industries generated 83.5% of corporate income tax revenue collected by the Alberta government in 2019. Guess which one didn’t make the list.

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Kenney shuffles the 5 acting ministers for the ministry of justice

Last week, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved a recommendation from Jason Kenney to update the acting minister assignments.

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Personal income tax and federal transfers prevent UCP $100 billion debt from being higher

Personal income tax and transfer payments from Ottawa will be the largest sources of income for the UCP government this year. If it wasn’t for them, the provincial debt would be much higher.

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UCP appoint oil and gas executive to oversee electricity operator

Yesterday, Sonya Savage, the Alberta minister of energy, announced a new chair for the Alberta Electric System Operator.

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Jason Kenney announces cabinet shuffle, as well as staff promotion

The Alberta premier announced 3 cabinet changes. Plus, there was a bonus announcement of a promotion for a public servant.

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How the UCP could lose the 2023 provincial election

Some people are convinced that the UCP are guaranteed a win in 2023. Me? I’m not sold on that idea just yet.

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Liberals to send $2.7 million to Alberta for government food processing facility

Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.

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UCP providing short-term funding for first responder post-traumatic stress

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that it’d be spending $4.5 million on mental health funding for first responders.