The 2018 provincial budget is just months away. Although a date has not been set, the Finance Minister is seeking feedback on what should be included.
The theme for this year’s budget is finding a path to balance. According to the province’s online budget consultation, this involves creating a plan to reduce spending and lower the deficit.
Last year, we asked you what the provincial government should do to balance its budget. Ranked in first place with 93% support, members chose reducing existing spending as the best method. With this in mind, we hope that all levels of government will commit to freezing wages for the public sector.
Question: What should the provincial government do to balance its budget?
Source: Alberta 2017 Pre-Budget Survey. February 2017. n=1077
With the 2018 provincial budget on the horizon, we will be participating in pre-budget consultations on your behalf by seeking a meeting with the finance minister and with a written submission. Keep your eye out for our upcoming survey in advance of budget 2018!