Alberta Budget Report 2015

March 26, 2015

"10 Year Strategic Plan — Putting Things Right"

On March 26, 2015, the Honourable Robin Campbell, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, presented his first budget. In a much anticipated deficit reduction budget, the government laid out a ten year plan to stabilize the province’s finances. This plan uses a combination of three levers — spending restraint, enhancing revenue and using savings in the Contingency Account.

The surplus reported for the 2014-15 fiscal year is $248 million. Due to the drastic drop in oil prices, this will change significantly to a deficit of $5 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The deficit will decrease to $3 billion for the 2016-17 fiscal year and under the plan, the government expects to return to a surplus in 2017-18.


  • Consolidated surplus of $248 million for 2014-15
  • Consolidated deficit of $5 billion for 2015-16
  • Graduated personal income tax rates introduced
  • Health care levy introduced

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