The Kenney government plans to reduce spending by 1.6 per cent over four years.
Additional spending reductions would have created additional fiscal room for pro-growth tax reform.
Government revenues in all provinces—but especially Alberta—are unpredictable.
Alberta's per-person debt-service costs may hit $655 by 2020/21.
Per-person spending in Alberta last year was 18.5 per cent higher than in next-door B.C.
Alberta spent $2,451 per person more than the average spent by the three largest provinces.
Interest payments on Alberta's government debt jumped from $61 (per person) to $655.
Alberta’s forecasted budget deficit for 2019/20 is $7.9 billion.