No one should feel sorry for Alberta
I’ve been trying to explain this to people for years:
“Alberta’s deficit is a choice and not due to broad economic factors,” University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe told me this week. “We could have a balanced budget tomorrow and still have the lowest taxes in the country.”
Too often in political discussions people don’t stop to check the numbers. I have compiled a few charts of commonly used numbers that are often misquoted, exaggerated, or just outright lied about.