Latest news releases and bulletins

Benefit adds spirit to Alberta’s liquor sector
December 8, 2017

The Alberta government is reducing the liquor markup for small manufacturers of spirits and refreshment beverages in the province, allowing them to grow and diversify their businesses. Read the news release.

New CEO for Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission
December 5, 2017

After serving as acting CEO of the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission (AGLC) for nine months, Alain Maisonneuve has been appointed to the position for a five-year term. Read the news release.

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
November 29, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding Alberta’s credit rating.

Alberta’s economy is looking up
November 28, 2017

With Alberta’s economic recovery surpassing expectations, government is asking Albertans for their priorities to further control costs and get to a balanced budget. Read the news release and access the Budget 2018 survey and second quarter reports below:

Bill would increase public agency accountability
November 8, 2017

Proposed amendments to the Conflicts of Interest Act would further protect Albertans’ tax dollars and ensure public agencies are governed transparently. Read the news release.

Agreement gets thoroughbred racing back on track
November 4, 2017

The Alberta government’s renewed agreement with Horse Racing Alberta supports jobs and is helping ensure the viability of the industry. Read the news release.

Improving public agency efficiency and governance
October 31, 2017

Legislation introduced today proposes to dissolve 14 agencies to ensure public agencies, boards and commissions remain relevant and serve Albertans interests. Read the news release.

New board members reflect diversity of Alberta
September 26, 2017

The Alberta government’s online recruitment process is helping make sure public agencies better reflect the province’s diversity. Read the news release.

Economic recovery underway, deficit steady
August 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy continued to pick up momentum in the first half of 2017, with gains in jobs, housing, exports and other areas. Read the news release and access the 2017-18 First Quarter reports below:

Province appeals AIT panel decision on breweries
August 22, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding the AIT panel decision on the Alberta Small Brewers Development program.

Less red tape means more ways to enjoy craft liquor
August 4, 2017

Small Alberta liquor manufacturers will have more opportunities to showcase their products, grow their businesses and connect with consumers, effective August 15. Read the news release.

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Latest website updates

Weekly Economic Information Update
December 8, 2017

The following weekly publications are available in the Economy & Statistics section:

Economic Trends - November 2017
December 4, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - December 2017
December 1, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
December 1, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Immigrants.

Alberta Activity Index to September 2017: Alberta activity levelling off
November 30, 2017

Developed by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, the Alberta Activity Index (AAX) tracks economic activity closely. It is a weighted average of nine economic monthly indicators (employment, average weekly earnings, retail trade, wholesale trade, manufacturing, new truck sales, housing starts, rigs drilling, and oil production). The AAX page is updated monthly, and includes highlights, a data table in Excel format, and a chart showing the year-over-year change in AAX and Real GDP. View the Alberta Activity Index.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
November 29, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Alberta Housing.

2016 Census of Canada Highlights
November 23, 2017

The Office of Statistics and Information has released highlights on the 2016 Census of Canada release related to Visible Minorities.

Labour Market Notes - November 2017
November 3, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

Economic Trends - October 2017
November 1, 2017

The monthly Economic Trends publication contains timely analysis of current trends in Alberta’s economy. These documents are available in Economy & Statistics.

Labour Market Notes - October 2017
October 6, 2017

The monthly Labour Market Notes contains timely analysis of the latest labour market data for Alberta and is released the same day as Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey.

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