The Quebec government spent $2.3 billion last year, or $9,772 per child, on its daycare program.
The Horgan government has effectively increased spending by an additional $4.5 billion in the first few months of its term.
Government program spending will reach $49.2 billion, 6.6 per cent higher than last year.
The budget creates a new, higher top personal income tax rate of 16.8 per cent.
Rhetoric from the campaign trail stressed increased spending and higher taxes.
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 NDP government has unwittingly told would-be investors and entrepreneurs that their efforts and talents are better deployed elsewhere.
Alberta’s unemployment rate climbed to 8.6 per cent in July—the highest rate since 1994.
The Notley government is spinning like mad to distance itself from some painful numbers.