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Alberta economy

The province's bygone boom times were based on oil royalties, and little else.
Massage therapists and computer engineers, rejoice.
"It's not to the benefit of anyone except the oil companies.''
But the province is still clinging to a lack of sales tax.
Similar economies, opposite fiscal realities.
Gains in oil, employment and the GDP are all predicted for next year.
Many commentators seem to think that even a small negative impact on total employment is sufficient reason to rule out a minimum wage increase. But impacts on hours of work arising from a minimum wage increases can leave the great majority of minimum wage workers much better off.
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