DBRS Limited (DBRS Morningstar) discontinued the Alberta Capital Finance Authority’s (ACFA) Long-Term Obligations rating as all existing obligations were transferred to the Province of Alberta (the Province; rated AA (low) with a Negative trend by DBRS Morningstar) on October 31, 2020. Under the Local Authorities Capital Finance Act, all property, rights, obligations, liabilities, powers, and duties of ACFA become those of the Province. As a result, DBRS Morningstar has assigned the Province’s Long-Term Debt rating to all outstanding debt directly issued by ACFA.
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