Ministry responsible: Treasury Board and Finance
Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci met with Albertans across the province to gather ideas, seek feedback and discuss important issues leading up to the release of Budget 2017.
Telephone town hall
80,000 Albertans joined Premier Notley and Minister Ceci to discuss their budget priorities during 2 telephone town halls on January 30 and 31, 2017. The calls were split geographically into northern and southern Alberta.
Albertans had the opportunity to share their priorities and thoughts on Budget 2017 online. 4,300 submissions were received.
Community, non-profit and industry
Roundtable discussions were held with representatives from community leaders, and the non-profit, health care, post-secondary, labour, energy, social services and education sectors. The meetings focused on the priorities of these groups and ways government could reduce operational costs without harming front-line services.