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03-22-2013, 11:32 PM
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The fact that Alberta is losing money has nothing to do with cities wanting things that make them more akin to other cities like them in North America. What it has to do with is a total mismanagement of our natural resources. They let everything go off to private companies and get crappy royalties in return. Why do you think the oil companies aren't all over Saskatchewan right now? Because the government and the local tribes want a lot more of the pie then Alberta is getting.
You think too much about the oilsands in this regard. The biggest resource revenue for gov't coffers was, and still is, natural gas. It was those revenues that allowed Klein to balance the books a bit earlier than expected and its decline in value plays a key role in the deficit issues of today.
Changing the issues of oilsands revenues isn't gonna help matters until the natural gas glut is cleared out.
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