The Western-Canadian province of Alberta has an estimated population of over 4.1 million, making it Canada’s fourth-most populous province. Alberta is one of only three Canadian provinces to border only 1-US state, and one of two-landlocked provinces. Edmonton is the capital, and is also Canada’s hub for crude-oil, and the northern resources center. Calgary is the largest city in the province.

Alberta’s economy was one of the world’s strongest, backed by the petroleum industry, and agriculture and technology industries. In 2013, the per-capita GDP in Alberta exceeded world powers including the US, Switzerland, and Norway, and maintained the highest per-capita in Canada of C$84,390. Industries which contribute to the province’s mighty economy include petroleum, oil, manufacturing, agriculture (farm products), export/import and trade, and the tourism-industry. Natural attractions like Elk Island Park, Columbia Icefield, and Wood Buffalo National Park, are among the most visited in the province. Lake Louise, the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and Jasper National Park, are also popular tourist-attractions during summer months. Five of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in Alberta.

Alberta, Canada has a parliamentary system with a unicameral legislature. The legislature is known as the Legislative Assembly, consisting of 87 members elected by single-member constituencies.

The National Law Review covers news from Alberta, surrounding provinces, the country of Canada, and its relations with the US, and other regions around the world. News revolving around bankruptcy, insolvency, labor and employment laws, bioenergy grants, and the sectors of environmental and energy law are covered online. Visitors to the National Law Review can find these stories, and international relations between Alberta, and other major provinces in Canada as well.  


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