News Releases 2017

News releases, minister's statements and online bulletins

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August 2017

Economic recovery underway, deficit steady
August 23, 2017

Alberta’s economy continued to pick up momentum in the first half of 2017, with gains in jobs, housing, exports and other areas. Read the news release and access the 2017-18 First Quarter reports below:

Province appeals AIT panel decision on breweries
August 22, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding the AIT panel decision on the Alberta Small Brewers Development program.

Less red tape means more ways to enjoy craft liquor
August 3, 2017

Small Alberta liquor manufacturers will have more opportunities to showcase their products, grow their businesses and connect with consumers, effective August 15. Read the news release.

Craft beers, spirits coming to farmers’ markets
August 3, 2017

Government’s commitment to modernize Alberta’s liquor system continues with additional business opportunities for Alberta’s small liquor manufacturers. Read the news release.

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July 2017

Patio season heats up with fewer rules
July 9, 2017

It is now easier for licensed venues to offer the type of patio experience customers want, thanks to new policy that includes fewer restrictions on how patios are built. Read the news release.

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
July 7, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding Alberta’s credit rating.

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June 2017

2016-17 annual reports: navigating a challenging year
June 29, 2017

In a year marked by a massive wildfire, low oil prices and continued economic downturn, government responded by supporting families and jobs. View the Government of Alberta and Ministry Annual Reports, news release and videos.

More transparency for public agency sunshine list
June 13, 2017

Alberta's public agencies are now required to publicly post employment and severance contracts of high-level executives. Read the news release.

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May 2017

Credit rating: Minister Ceci statement
May 26, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding Alberta’s credit rating.

Teachers agreement: Minister Ceci statement
May 24, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding the teachers agreement.

Albertans benefit from program payment changes
May 17, 2017

Proposed legislation introduced today would ensure the carbon levy rebate and other programs do not have to be returned when a family member passes away. Read the news release and Bill 15, Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2017.

Government to strengthen investor protection
May 8, 2017

Proposed legislation introduced today would protect investors and recognize the work of the many qualified and hardworking financial advisors in Alberta. Read the news release and Bill 13, Securities Amendment Act, 2017.

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April 2017

Public-sector bargaining: Minister Ceci statement
April 24, 2017

Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, released a statement regarding public-sector bargaining.

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 budget.alberta.ca 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:  August 23, 2017