The PBO has given the Notley government another warning that spending is badly out of line with revenue.
The province’s debt will reach $45 billion by 2019/20.
Over the past three years, Alberta’s average annual total job growth was a meagre 0.6 per cent.
Through two years, the Notley government has increased spending by 11 per cent.
Alberta has seen a run-up of projected net debt totalling about $10,000 per Albertan by 2019/20—up from essentially zero in 2015/16.
The Notley government forecasts it will add $13.6 billion in debt this year.
Alberta’s budget deficit in 2015/16 was $2,513 per person.