CALGARY, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The provincial government has announced
the date of the next provincial budget - one that will be fraught with
controversy and will set the direction of Alberta's fiscal future.
Alberta is at a crossroads.
The School of Public Policy believes that the forthcoming budget will be
one of the most important in Alberta's history - but it will be
misunderstood by many Albertans for whom government budgeting is a
mystery wrapped in political rhetoric.
Prof. Ron Kneebone has produced a "citizen primer" on the Albertan
budget in order to shed light on how governments set budgets and to
highlight the issues that Albertans should be concerned about. He also
identifies three questions every Albertan should demand answers to from
their politicians in advance of the upcoming budget.
The School of Public Policy will make the primer widely available to
Albertans, but hopes media will take an interest in drawing attention
to the challenges Kneebone hopes Albertans will pose to the government
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
10 a.m. Mountain
The School of Public Policy
5th floor, University of Calgary Downtown Campus
906 8th Avenue S.W.
SOURCE: The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary
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