Posted by Nick Falvo under aboriginal peoples, Alberta, budgets, debt, education, homeless, housing, income, income support, Indigenous people, post-secondary education, poverty, social policy.
April 2nd, 2017
Over at the web site of the Calgary Homeless Foundation, I’ve written a review of the recent Alberta budget.
Points I make in the blog post include the following:
-Alberta remains the lowest-taxed province in Canada.
-Alberta’s net debt-to-GDP ratio remains the lowest in Canada.
-For the third consecutive year, the Rachel Notley government announced a tuition freeze for (domestic) post-secondary students.
-No major changes were announced to social assistance benefit levels. Thus, a “single employable” adult on social assistance in Alberta will continue to get approximately $8,000 a year to live on.
The link to my full review of the budget is here.
- Advocacy in Canada’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sectors (April 25th, 2017)
- A Response to the 2017 Saskatchewan Budget (April 23rd, 2017)
- Ten Things To Know About The 2017 Federal Budget (April 7th, 2017)
- New book on the history of Canadian social housing policy (April 2nd, 2017)
- The Alternative Federal Budget 2017 (March 20th, 2017)