Resource revenue the 'crack cocaine of public finances,' University of Alberta panel told

DAVE LAZZARINO

Experts agree Alberta’s economy has seen better days. Where opinions differ is how to change it and whether a sales tax is unavoidable.

A panel discussion Thursday at the University of Alberta, including experts from education, social programs and the business community, examined what the province needs to do to rebound.

John Kolkman of the Edmonton Social Planning Council said the budget has a lot of positive elements for people on low incomes. He said savings could be found by easing off on carbon levies, if only for those same low-income earners.

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