News Releases 2018
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Updating legislation to prepare for legal cannabis
April 9, 2018
Albertans’ health and safety will be top priority as the province looks to modernize the Gaming and Liquor Act before cannabis is legalized by the federal government. Read the news release.
Increasing accountability in public agencies
April 4, 2018
New standards for Alberta’s agencies, boards and commissions will ensure that members are acting in the best interest of Albertans and will continue the work already done to clean up waste, increase diversity and deliver greater accountability. Read the news release.
Budget 2018 – A recovery built to last
March 22, 2018
Budget 2018 focuses squarely on extending the benefits of the province’s recovery to all Albertans by continuing to diversify our economy, create jobs and protect the vital public services families depend on. Visit budget.alberta.ca for more information, or view detailed budget documents.
Economic growth exceeds expectations; deficit drops
February 28, 2018
Alberta's economy is leading the country with growth in nearly all sectors. In the third quarter fiscal update, GDP growth is revised up to 4.5% and the deficit dropped by $1.4 billion. Read the news release and access the third quarter reports below:
- 2017-18 Third Quarter Fiscal Update and Economic Statement
- 2017-18 Third Quarter Heritage Fund Update
Liquor sector creating jobs, diversifying economy
January 18, 2018
By reducing markup and creating grant programs, the Alberta government is supporting the province’s liquor industry and helping businesses grow and thrive. Read the news release.
Carbon levy keeps diversifying Alberta’s economy
January 1, 2018
As part of the government’s made-in-Alberta Climate Leadership Plan to diversify the economy, create jobs and reduce emissions, the next phase of the carbon levy comes into effect today. Read the news release.