News Releases 2017

News releases, minister's statements and online bulletins

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March 2017

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:  March 17, 2017