The Notley government is spinning like mad to distance itself from some painful numbers.
As oil royalties have fallen, Albertans have endured multiple tax hikes and a S&P downgrade.
The new tax scheme will cost a family of four about $338 extra in 2017.
Alberta projects a budget deficit of $28.9 billion over the next three years.
Defunding independent schools in Alberta will increase taxpayer costs, diminish school choice for parents
Public schools in Alberta require more than $13,000 taxpayer dollars to educate a student while independent and charter schools require under $5,300 and $9,000 respectively.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called for pipelines to carry Alberta oil to ports in the Atlantic and Pacific.
Since taking office, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been very aggressive on the climate file. Attempting to remedy what she portrayed as a history of environmental negligence by her predecessors , the premier swiftly increased and expanded Alberta’s carbon tax, placed a hard cap on carbon dioxide emissions, set stiff targets for reducing methane emissions, declared an accelerated phase-out of coal power generation, and promised to replace much of that power with costlier wind or solar power generation.
There are 175 collective bargaining agreements with public-sector employees coming up for negotiation in the near future.