Poverty Reduction in Alberta
Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’m co-author of a blog post titled “Poverty Reduction in Alberta.”
Points raised in the blog post include the following:
-The NDP government of Premier Rachel Notley has undertaken important poverty-reduction initiatives since forming a government in 2015.
-Alberta (relative to other provinces) has a considerable amount of income concentrated among a small group of households. We use StatCan data to support this claim.
-Alberta continues to have the lowest level of taxation of any provincial government.
-Relative to other Canadian provinces, Alberta has very little public debt.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.