The Government of Alberta is conducting consultations with Albertans on what they would like to see in the upcoming 2018 budget.
Public Interest Alberta has been involved in these discussions over the last month and has also contributed a written submission to Alberta Finance outlining our recommendations for Budget 2018.
Our recommendations are:
Moving our province forward by revitalizing our public services
- Beginning the discussion on how Alberta can address the structural shortage of revenue through fair taxation
- Phasing out public funding of private schools and reallocating that funding towards public education (which includes Public, Catholic, and Francophone school boards)
- Phasing out inefficient funding of private seniors' care by shifting investments to publicly delivered care
Our province needs to move forward, not backward, and it needs to do so by moving in more fair, equitable, and effective directions, both in terms of public services and tax revenue in this budget.