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Blog entries tagged with Alberta budget 2011

February 24, 2011

Health care has not been protected

posted by Diana Gibson

In today's budget it is expected again that the Tories will claim to be protecting health care spending but exercising fiscal austerity in other pieces of the budget. What the Tory government missed this year and last is that health care spending is not defined by what is spent on acute care.

Tagged with: Alberta budget 2011 | economics | health care
February 23, 2011

Cutting infrastructure spending the wrong way to go

posted by Diana Gibson

Current Tory critics and leadership hopefuls including the Wildrose party have focused the 2011 budget debate on infrastructure spending - saying it is 'out of control.' Parkland's new research, released today shows clearly that infrastructure spending is not out of control...

Tagged with: Alberta budget 2011 | Danielle Smith | economics | infrastructure | Wildrose Alliance
February 06, 2011

What budgets actually mean

posted by Trevor Harrison

On February 24, Alberta’s beleaguered Tory government will bring down its budget. In anticipation, much of the province’s pro-business/private sector establishment has given the government advice on “holding the line” or perhaps even making cuts to expenditures.

Tagged with: Alberta budget 2011 | Danielle Smith | economics | spending cuts | Wildrose Alliance