Posted by Nick Falvo under aboriginal peoples, Alberta, child benefits, Child Care, corporate income tax, debt, early learning, fiscal federalism, fiscal policy, homeless, housing, income distribution, income support, income tax, Indigenous people, inequality, minimum wage, NDP, poverty, social policy, taxation, women, working time.
February 17th, 2017
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.