Why Does a Balanced Budget Matter?
For the first time in nearly a decade, Alberta has a balanced budget. But what does this mean for you? The truth is a balanced budget has a huge impact on Albertans.
When the NDP took office, interest payments for debt servicing were under $800 million a year. By the time Albertans voted them out, those payments had ballooned to $2.3 billion a year. That’s $2.3 billion that could have gone towards helping Albertans.
The Alberta government has been working tirelessly over the last three years to undo the massive economic and financial damage of the previous government. We can see now that the Alberta Recovery Plan is working. More jobs have been created in the last year than lost in the economic downturn and pandemic.
When we have a balanced budget, we can pay off our debt and invest more into supporting Albertans. That’s exactly what our government is doing. We are seeing increases in funding to support greater healthcare capacity, enhanced childcare, increased funding for education.
Albertans also deserve a justice system that is unbiased, effective, fair, and respectful and that’s why I joined Premier Jason Kenney and Justice Minister and Solicitor General Tyler Shandro to introduce legislation requiring individuals applying to be a provincial court judge to complete enhanced education before they are eligible to be appointed. I’m also proud to share that I recently announced, together with Premier Kenney and other colleagues, that the Alberta human trafficking task force recommendations were approved. This is a milestone for your government and for all Albertans, as it will make a significant difference for survivors and those being trafficked.
It is my honour to work for you to ensure a better quality of life and more opportunities for you and your family. As always, please reach out any time if I can be of service.
Cedarbrae Resident and MLA Calgary-Glenmore
MLA – Calgary Glenmore Whitney Issik proudly serves the following Communities: Bayview, Braeside, Cedarbrae, Chinook Park, Eagle Ridge, Kelvin Grove, Lakeview, Oakridge, Palliser, Pumphill, Woodbine, Woodlands