Alberta budget to focus on health care and jobs, while public sector braces for cuts | CBC News

Alberta budget to focus on health care and jobs, while public sector braces for cuts | CBC News
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Canadian finance ministers traditionally hold a prebudget event with the media to unveil their new footwear and drop hints about the government’s plan for the upcoming fiscal year. 

As with many traditions, the pandemic has forced that practice to the sidelines, at least for 2021. 

Instead, the Alberta government released a fully produced video on Wednesday of Finance Minister Travis Toews shopping for new footwear at the Alberta Boot Company in Calgary. 

Toews told store president Ben Gerwing that he wore his old boots for the last two budgets and wanted to change things up in 2021.

“I’m going to go to an Alberta-based manufacturer and buy made-in-Alberta boots because economic recovery is key to dig ourselves out of the hole we’re in,” Toews said. 

The hole Toews is…



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