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Alberta forecasts $18.2 billion deficit in new budget

CA, 26 Feb 2021
Alberta’s budget, released Thursday, includes an increase to health spending and at least $1.1 billion to fight COVID-19 and another $1.25 billion in pandemic spending if needed. That’s on top of $5.8 billion in COVID-19 spending last year.

The health budget is to rise by about $1 billion to $21.4 billion.
“Adequately resourcing health care is our number one priority in budget 2021,” Finance Minister Travis Toews said.

Heather Yourex-West breaks down the province's spending strategy, which includes a $1.25-billion COVID-19 contingency provision, and what's missing from the high-stakes plan.

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7663821/alberta-budget-2021-health-care-system-cuts-post-covid/

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