The province's program spending will reach $193.0 billion this year—an increase of $2.3 billion from the budget tabled in March.
According to budget forecasts, the federal government will run a $40.1 billion deficit this year.
The federal budget deficit has skyrocketed to 15.9 per cent of Canada's economy.
The federal deficit could hit $34.4 billion should Canada go into recession.
The government has once again refused to set a timeline for returning to a balanced budget.
The Alberta government expects another budget deficit of more than $10 billion.
The reasonable approach to balancing the budget is to find savings and reduce spending—not raise taxes.
This $51 billion increase in spending represents total growth of 20.1 per cent in just three years.
Premier John Horgan’s NDP government campaigned on balanced budgets.