Premier Jason Kenney Announces Alberta's Recovery Plan

Today, Alberta Premier, Jason Kenney, announced Alberta’s Recovery Plan designed to help the province recover from the “triple-whammy” of the public health crisis, the worst world-wide economic recession since the “dirty thirties” and the collapse of oil prices over the past three months all on top of the previous economic slowdown that Alberta had already been experiencing since 2015. In his remarks, the Premier speculated that unemployment could hit as high as 25 percent in Alberta while analysts have also estimated Alberta’s economy will contract between 7 to 11% in 2020. With this as a backdrop, the Alberta Recovery Plan includes several initiatives that are aimed at creating capita

Saskatchewan Finance Minister, Donna Harpauer, Tables 2020-21 Budget

Saskatchewan Finance Minister, Hon. Donna Harpauer Source: www.saskatchewan.ca The Government of Saskatchewan tabled its 2020/21 budget in the Legislative Assembly today. The budget was originally supposed to be delivered and tabled by Minister of Finance, the Hon. Donna Harpauer, on March 18th. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Legislature was abruptly adjourned after the Minister released the government’s spending estimates instead of delivering a full budget. The Minister said at that time there was too much volatility and instability with respect to revenues to give a realistic forecast and more time was needed to get a better assessment of the impact of the pandemic on t

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