Alberta budget puts off reckoning, and big personal impacts, to another day | CBC News
The day of Alberta’s fiscal reckoning and any potential big impacts for Albertans has been put off for another day.
Leading up to Thursday’s budget, many expected to see deep cuts across a spectrum of programs and departments, despite Premier Jason Kenney saying that now was not the time for cuts or tax hikes.
There will be public sector job losses and some budget trims, but deep cuts were not presented.
Neither are any significant new impacts on the bottom lines of citizens with any significant increases in things like taxes or fees — although those will increase slightly.
The government did not lay out a plan to balancing the books, given the chaos of the pandemic and it’s lingering effects, but only said that was critical to establish at a later date.