It’s finances day in Alberta — the final earlier than an anticipated provincial election in Might.
Finance Minister Travis Toews is to unfurl the spending doc because the legislature begins its spring sitting.
The expectation is one other multibillion-dollar surplus generated by robust oil and gasoline revenues coupled with increased payouts from maturing oilsands operations.
The province is predicted to absorb $12.3 billion within the present fiscal yr that ends in simply over a month.
Premier Danielle Smith’s authorities has already introduced a lot of new spending initiatives within the finances, together with $158 million for doctor recruitment and $243 million for main care.
Opposition NDP finance critic Shannon Phillips says Smith and the UCP can’t be trusted on well being care, given they’ve didn’t match spending with inflation and inhabitants development whereas preventing with docs and attempting to chop nurses’ wages through the pandemic.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Feb. 28, 2023