What to Expect
Premier Smith is back after being gone on a short vacation before her meeting with the Prime Minister and fellow Premiers last week in Ottawa. She’ll be busy; with the budget almost totally finalized, the government will start making spending announcements this week, previewing some of what we’ll see on February 28.
Also, look for health care to be a hot topic this week. With the Premiers having accepted the federal deal yesterday, there will posturing between the NDP and UCP over the merits of the deal and usage of the extra funding.
The Week That Was
The Alberta government has announced a new agri-processing tax credit which will be launched in the spring of this year within Budget 2023.
Nursing students will soon have the opportunity to receive additional funding with the provincial government’s $8.5-million investment in the New Beginnings Bursary.
More than one million Alberta residents are expected to start receiving the first of their affordability payments.
The provincial government is partnering with an organization, SafeGen, to improve the protections around young workers via their JobSafe education program.
The provincial government has committed to the investment of more than $15 million that will be directed toward training and supporting more internationally educated nurses.
Alberta is dedicating up to $58 million from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund to be delivered through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to support projects participating in the Circular Economy Challenge.