Government workers in Alberta are away from their jobs for personal reasons 73 per cent more days per year than private sector workers.
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The province's projected $10.3 billion deficit for 2017/18 could be much higher.
British Columbia, with its lower level of per student spending, has some of the best student performance results in Canada.
Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, the provincial government plans to increase spending by 11 per cent.
Alberta program spending this year is forecasted to be approximately 11 per cent higher than in 2015/16.
The first two years of the Notley government have been marked by spending and tax increases.
The spending reforms of the 1990s laid the foundation for tax reforms and an extended period of prosperity.
Government debt interest payments in Alberta will more than double to $2.3 billion by 2019/20.