Alberta government program spending will reach a projected $13,644 per person in 2020/21.
The province's net debt will reach a projected $63.5 billion in 2020/21.
In the 1990s, Premier Ralph Klein’s government reduced program spending by 21.6 per cent.
Alberta’s elevated spending levels produced large budget deficits and mounting debt.
Government debt interest will cost Albertans a projected $3.0 billion by 2022/23.
Alberta’s fiscal capacity dropped by an estimated 45.1 per cent between 2007 and this year.
The update projects a $21.3 billion provincial budget deficit in 2020/21.
The Alberta government projects a $24.2 billion budget deficit in 2020/21.
Government workers in Alberta received 9.3 per cent more (on average) in wages than their private-sector counterparts.