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Alberta gave $5B in royalty discounts to oil & gas sector since 2015

Through royalty adjustments, the provincial government reduces royalty rates for fossil fuel companies, which they hope will encourage new oil and natural gas reserves and improve the longevity of already existing reserves.

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Is it true that oil and gas is Alberta’s largest industry?

Last week, Alberta’s energy minister, sent out a tweet in which she claimed that the oil and gas sector is the largest industry in Alberta. But what does that mean?

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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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Alberta to explore nuclear energy development

Last week, the Government of Alberta announced that they’ll be entering a memorandum with 3 other provinces to explore nuclear energy. Those provinces—New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan—entered an MOU this past December to explore nuclear energy. This update will functionally bring Alberta into the mix. In November 2018, the Trudeau government outlined recommendations for collaboration […]

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Travis Toews lets himself lend $1.25B to oil refinery

Did you know that Keystone XL isn’t the only oil and gas project that the UCP government plans to spend over $1 billion on?