‘Not looking for a Trudeau handout’: Alberta spurns notion of bailout in lieu of Frontier mine approval

OTTAWA — Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon flatly rejected any suggestion that Ottawa could placate the province with an aid package if it turns down the $20-billion Frontier oilsands mine. “Albertans are not looking for a Justin Trudeau handout,” Nixon said in a press conference Friday. “We’re not interested in that. We want Justin Trudeau […]

Alberta considers buying back bonds to smooth issuance as outstanding debt climbs

Alberta may consider buying back some of its bonds in an effort to smooth its maturities as its debt outstanding rises. The buy-back strategy, including terms and amounts, is still under analysis, according to Jerrica Goodwin, an Edmonton-based spokeswoman at Alberta’s finance ministry said. The plan, which may start as soon as the next fiscal […]