2021 Alberta budget holds the line, focuses on healthcare, economic recovery
5 Mar 2021
After a difficult and trying year during a pandemic, Alberta’s government isn’t rocking the boat with Budget 2021.
The legislature reconvened last week with the tabling of the 2021 provincial budget on Feb. 25. Alberta’s UCP government presented their third budget with a focus on healthcare, responsible spending and economic recovery.
“Budget 2021 ensures health-care funding to see all Albertans through the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it lays the foundation for economic growth and job creation while carefully managing Albertans’ hard-earned tax dollars,” said Travis Toews, president of the Treasury Board and minister of finance. “It’s a budget that protects our health-care system and positions Alberta to emerge from COVID-19 stronger than ever.”
Alberta premier Jason Kenney said the Covid-19 pandemic will impact Alberta’s economy for years to come, which is why the government focused its budget on protecting the lives and livelihoods of Albertans.