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Budget 2022 consultation

Help set the direction for Budget 2022 - take our online survey by January 15 to share your priorities for your family, business and community.

Businesses, associations and groups can also submit letters and other documents online to share their budget priorities.

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Overview

Alberta has been hit especially hard by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and oil price collapse. This has led to decreased revenues, increased expenses, higher than anticipated debt, and a record high deficit. Alberta now faces a debt burden of $97.4 billion, more than $22,000 per Albertan. This is similar to an average Alberta family having their income reduced by 17%, while having their expenses increase by 10%.

Your input helped inform tough decisions to ensure we can continue providing important programs and services, get Alberta out of debt and on the path to a prosperous future. This engagement explored the following topics:

  • reducing costs
  • prioritizing how revenue should be spent
  • seeking opportunities for saving
  • looking for ways to strengthen the economy

Timeline

  • Open

    October 14 to December 4, 2020

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Treasury Board and Finance

Input received

Online survey

Feedback was collected through an online survey from October 14 to December 4, 2020.

Telephone town halls

Telephone town halls were held in late November and early December. Thousands of Albertans participated in 3 telephone town halls to discuss their budget priorities directly with Finance Minister Travis Toews.

Listen to the recordings:

We thank everyone who participated in these discussions.

Budget feedback email

Submissions for Budget 2021 are closed.

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who shared their thoughts through the budget feedback email.

Outcomes

Your input helped inform the development of Budget 2021, which was tabled February 27, 2021.