Albertans provided their feedback to help shape and inform the provincial budget.
Leading up to the release of Budget 2018, Albertans across the province were invited to provide their feedback and identify the issues that matter most to them.
Public and stakeholder engagement
Careful, practical choices needed to be made in Budget 2018 to lower the deficit and put Alberta back on the path to balance.
We asked Albertans what they thought these choices should be.
Albertans had the opportunity to share their priorities and thoughts on Budget 2018. 3,436 submissions were received along with 188 emails and 70 written submissions.
Telephone town halls
Nearly 31,000 Albertans participated in 2 telephone town halls to discuss their budget priorities directly with Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci.
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We thank everyone who participated in these discussions.
Community, non-profit and industry
Stakeholders in the health care, non-profit, labour, post-secondary, energy, education, social services, culture and tourism and business sectors participated in roundtable discussions with the finance minister and other cabinet members from December 2017 to January 2018.
The meetings explored the participantsâ priorities as we developed our plans to protect the public services Albertans rely on, while continuing to find savings and efficiencies.
Public and stakeholder feedback was used to inform the provincial budget. Budget 2018 was released on March 22, 2018.