The Notley government plans to increase spending by $146 million beyond what was budgeted in the spring.
Ontario’s government spends a billion dollars per month on debt interest payments.
Alberta program spending this year is forecasted to be approximately 11 per cent higher than in 2015/16.
Alberta ran seven deficits in the past eight fiscal years when oil prices averaged $88 per barrel.
Alberta ran deficits even before oil prices fell.
Alberta expects to rack up $37 billion in new debt over the next three years.