News Releases 2017

News releases, minister's statements and online bulletins

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April 2017

Alberta Child Benefit makes life more affordable for parents
April 20, 2017

The Alberta Child Benefit will make life more affordable for 130,000 families caring for 235,000 children in Alberta. With the tax filing deadline approaching, parents are urged to file their tax returns to be eligible for the Alberta Child Benefit and other financial supports. Read the news release.

Lower tax bills make life more affordable for Albertans
April 19, 2017

Indexing the personal income tax system will save taxpayers an estimated $55 million in 2016 and a further $70 million in 2017. Read the news release.

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March 2017

More support brewing for Alberta’s liquor industry
March 29, 2017

The Alberta government is committing ongoing support for the province’s rapidly expanding brewing and liquor production industry. Read the news release.

Budget 2017 – Working to make life better
March 16, 2017

Budget 2017 is focused on creating good jobs, making life more affordable for Albertans and protecting the programs and services families count on. Visit for more information, or view detailed budget documents.

Grants for Lloydminster fuel retailers
March 9, 2017

Grants to retail fuel dealers will offset the difference between the total carbon levy and fuel tax in Alberta and the fuel tax in Saskatchewan. Read the online bulletin.

Budget 2017 release date set for March 16

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, will table Budget 2017 on Thursday, March 16. Read the online bulletin.

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February 2017

Government reins in agency CEO pay and benefits
February 24, 2017

The Alberta government is cutting salaries and eliminating bonuses for the highest paid top executives of agencies, boards and commissions. Read the news release.

Signs of economic recovery continue, deficit steady
February 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy is turning a corner and showing early signs of recovery, including higher exports, drilling activity and employment. See the 2016-17 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement.

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January 2017

Premier and Finance minister reach out to Albertans about Budget 2017
January 27, 2017

Albertans joined Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci in a conversation about the province’s budget during telephone town halls (read the news release). The submission period has now closed.

New tax credits connect Alberta business with investors
January 12, 2017

The New Year brings new opportunities to invest in Alberta businesses as intake opens for two new tax credits to create jobs and diversify the economy. Read the news release.

Albertans see benefits of carbon levy rebates (includes online calculator)
January 10, 2017

Over a million Albertans have seen money appear in their bank accounts as carbon rebates have started rolling out across the province. Read the news release, and access the online calculator to estimate the cost of the carbon levy for your household and the rebate you may receive.

Albertans asked for input into Budget 2017
January 9, 2017

Albertans were invited to share their ideas and priorities on Budget 2017 (read the news release). The submission period has now closed.

Carbon levy rebates benefit millions of Albertans
January 5, 2017

Alberta families began receiving rebates today, helping them adjust to the new carbon levy and reduce their carbon footprint. Read the news release.

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Page last updated:  April 20, 2017