A Review of the 2017 Alberta Budget
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.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant. He has a PhD in public policy.