Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
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.
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.