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For Immediate Release | October 21, 2009

Breaking the Myth:

Alberta's spending is mediocre at best

EDMONTON—A new briefing document released this morning by the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta debunks the myth that Alberta is the biggest spender in the country.  In fact, on total government spending per capita Alberta placed fourth out of all the provinces in the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

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Op-eds | October 18, 2009

Stelmach’s ‘Way Forward’ will be more painful than even Klein’s cuts:

Government that's truly interested in stimulating the economy and keeping Albertans working should be investing in public services

Beneath the pretty language and nice scenery of the premier’s address to the province on Wednesday evening, there were three clear messages to Albertans.

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