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The 8 Percent Solution: A Sensible Tax Compromise for Albertans

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  • Colin Busby

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • Alex Laurin

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

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    A revenue-neutral tax swap would improve Alberta’s fiscal prospects, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “The 8 Percent Solution: A Sensible Tax Compromise for Albertans,” authors Colin Busby and Alexandre Laurin propose a change that would better equip Alberta’s government to meet its longer-term fiscal challenges, which include plunging resource revenues and growing budget deficits.

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    Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 159.

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    Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, July 2013
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    Keywords: Fiscal Policy and Tax Competitiveness;

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    1. Stuart Landon & Constance Smith, 2010. "Energy Prices and Alberta Government Revenue Volatility," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 313, November.
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