As a share of the provincial economy, Alberta's recent deficits are larger than those incurred in the early ’90s.
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Alberta's new budget projects a $18.2 billion deficit in 2021/22.
Alberta government program spending will reach a projected $13,644 per person in 2020/21.
In the 1990s, Premier Ralph Klein’s government reduced program spending by 21.6 per cent.
Government program spending will now reach an estimated $60.1 billion in 2020/21, about $13,550 per Albertan.
The Kenney government now faces a massive $24.2 billion budget deficit.
Alberta saw spending reductions of 20 per cent during the reforms of the 1990s.
Economic growth has been considerably weaker than expected.
In 2017, Canada was responsible for only 1.7 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions.