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We are planning for Budget 2021 and we want to hear from you.
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 will help 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 will explore the following topics:
- reducing costs
- prioritizing how revenue should be spent
- seeking opportunities for saving
- looking for ways to strengthen the economy
October 14 to December 4, 2020
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Treasury Board and Finance
Provide your feedback through the online survey by December 4, 2020.
Build a budget (coming soon)
The ‘build a budget’ tool is coming back. This November, you will have the opportunity to make choices on spending and revenue, and then see the impacts your decisions have on debt and deficit. You will be able to access the tool from this page in November.
Telephone town halls
Telephone town halls will be held in November and will provide Albertans the opportunity to share ideas directly with Finance Minister Travis Toews. To participate, find the date below for your region and sign up here.
- November 30, 6:30 to 8 pm
Northern Alberta, including all communities north of Edmonton
- December 2, 6:30 to 8 pm
Central region including Edmonton, Red Deer and all communities north of Calgary
- December 3, 6:30 to 8 pm
Calgary and Southern Alberta
At the start times listed above, you can also join the town halls via audio livestream.
To provide your organization's feedback to us directly, email your submissions to [email protected].
Your input will help inform the development of Budget 2021, which will be released in February 2021.
Last updated: October 14, 2020