A new hospital, new schools and more money for seniors.
Premier Rachel Notley faced pointed questions on credit risk Monday.
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Alberta's NDP government tabled its first budget Tuesday.
Ceci said: "I think Albertans will continue to be proud that we are building a province that will take us far beyond this recession and lift us back to the good times we've all enjoyed.''
The NDP government will forge ahead, at a steep price.
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Ceci has already projected the deficit will be just under $6.5 billion.
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Here are a few things to watch for in Tuesday's Alberta budget.
The budget will be delivered on Tuesday.
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May I suggest that until our government perfects the "field-of-dreams-build-it-and-they-will-come" model of providing education and healthcare, we'll be better off with fewer understaffed schools and hospitals--unless of course the government has figured out how to educate children in teacherless schools and cure the sick in nurseless hospitals.
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Albertans will find out Thursday when Finance Minister Robin Campbell delivers the highly anticipated and potentially game-changing plan for how the province spends and saves in the wake of a dramatic drop in oil prices.
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"When it comes to corporate tax, other Canadian provinces have caught up to the Alberta Advantage, and I think it would be unwise at this point to increase our corporate income tax."
Politicians lacking vision (like Mr. Prentice) launch trial balloons left, right and centre in the hope that somewhere along the line they'll get it right. This demonstrates a lack of conviction in the party's platform or a lack of confidence in the government's ability to explain difficult issues to the electorate.
EDMONTON - Alberta's budget is doing much better than expected this year, but any gains will be offset by the costs from last summer's catastrophic floods, Finance Minister Doug Horner said Tuesday."A...
EDMONTON - The final deficit number for Alberta's 2012 fiscal year is $2.8 billion, Finance Minister Doug Horner reported Thursday.That's $2 billion more than what had been projected in the 2012 budge...
EDMONTON - It's budget day in Alberta, and Premier Alison Redford says that while lean times are ahead, there won't be any tax hikes.Redford says falling oil prices mean that the level of spending won...
It's budget day in Alberta, and Premier Alison Redford says that while lean times are ahead, there won't be any tax hikes. The budget is expected to drop at 3 p.m. MST. Stay with Huffington Post Alb...
With all the gloom-and-doom swirling around Edmonton this week, an outside observer might conclude a state funeral was in the works instead of an annual budget presentation.
Yet while Premier Redford undeniably has tough decisions to make, there are promising signals that she is looking beyond bubbles and examining a range of more enduring solutions to the province's challenges.
EDMONTON - Alberta's budget, to be unveiled Thursday, will be so lean, it won't even keep up with provincial growth, Premier Alison Redford said Wednesday.Redford told reporters her government would n...
CALGARY - The Alberta government's bottom line continues to bleed red ink and the province is planning job cuts and a wage freeze for civil-service managers to try to stem the flow.Tory Finance Minist...
EDMONTON - Alberta's municipal affairs minister says while next month's provincial budget will be difficult, the days of off-loading all the pain onto towns and cities are over."We're not going to put...
EDMONTON - Alberta's auditor general says the province didn't break its own rules by delivering a bare-bones first-quarter budget update last summer.Merwan Saher says the Government Accountability Act...
EDMONTON - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it is going to Alberta's economic summit this weekend to spread the word that Alberta needs to go on a diet.Federation spokesman Derek Fildebrandt say...
EDMONTON - With Alberta facing a $6 billion shortfall in next month's budget, Premier Alison Redford's government has passed a motion to refuse a mandated cost-of-living pay hike for all 87 members of...
CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says raising royalty rates for energy companies won't be on the table as experts gather in Calgary this weekend to hash out the provinces's financial woes."I d...
Albertans are being told to put their clicking fingers where their mouths are and build their own provincial budget. Premier Alison Redford and her provincial Tories have come under heavy fire from cr...
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EDMONTON — With Alberta's bottom line being gutted by falling oil revenue, the March 7 budget will embody a "once in a generation'' transformation in how the province builds and sustains its spending,...
EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford, in her first TV address, warned Thursday of tough fiscal times and multibillion-dollar revenue shortfalls due to the "bitumen bubble."She said the bubble — t...
CALGARY - Alberta's finance minister says plummeting oil revenue means the next Alberta budget isn't going to be pretty, but the province isn't ready to consider raising taxes — yet."This is not going...
EDMONTON - The next sitting of the Alberta legislature is to begin March 5.The provincial budget is to follow two days later.Premier Alison Redford has suggested the financial plan for the coming year...
EDMONTON - The price squeeze on heavy oil is gutting Alberta's bottom line and Finance Minister Doug Horner says it's now all hands on deck to cut spending and shelve projects. "I'm very, very concern...
EDMONTON - Premier Alison Redford is trying to reassure Albertans that the province's operating budget will balance in the next fiscal year.A recent note from Redford's office to party members suggest...
If there was any confidence that Alberta's government would avoid imitating the failed policies of other provinces -- think of Quebec and Ontario and their massive debts -- that faint hope for continued Alberta exceptionalism was kiboshed at the recent Progressive Conservative convention in Calgary.