The Alberta government will table its provincial budget on Thursday afternoon.
The information in the provincial budget is embargoed until Finance Minister Travis Toews rises in the house to table the budget.
Global News will have robust coverage online beginning the minute the embargo is lifted, shortly after 3 p.m.
You can watch the finance minister’s budget speech live online beginning at around 3:15 p.m. The speech will be streamed live in this post, so be sure to bookmark this page. The budget speech will also be streamed live on Global News and Corus Facebook pages in Alberta, as well as on our YouTube page.
In an interview with Global News on Monday, Finance Minister Travis Toews said this budget will have themes consistent with the 2021 budget.
“We’re going to be sticking to our budget plan, our fiscal plan. We’re going to be reporting fiscal progress this year — fiscal progress relative to the fiscal anchors that we laid out in budget 2021,” he said.
Thursday’s budget will position Alberta’s economy for growth and diversification, according to the finance minister.
“We’ve worked hard to really position the province for investment attraction and growth, and we’ve taken a broad-based approach. I really believe that’s important,” Toews said. “Taking a broad-based approach, I believe, ultimately results in sustainable economic diversification.”
“We’ve had a continued focus on economic recovery, economic growth for the province of Alberta, a continued economic diversification, and budget 2022 will continue on that theme.
“We’ll be, again, I would suggest, celebrating our progress with respect to economic growth, economic diversification — all of that is leading to increased fiscal capacity in the province and that leads to additional government revenues.”
The budget will also focus on health care and overall health-care capacity, Toews said.
“No doubt as we take a look over the last two years, health care is a topic that’s top of mind,” he said.
Health care to be hotly debated as Alberta government prepares to table budget
As soon as the embargo lifts, several stories will be published, breaking down everything you need to know about the budget.
Stories will include a full outline of the budget, a quick look at the highlights and what’s in the budget for the province’s major cities.
All of the stories will be shared on Facebook and Twitter as soon as the embargo lifts.
630 CHED and Global News Radio 770 will carry the start of the budget speech live on air and then provide a high-level breakdown of what the budget contains.
Eileen Bell will then go through the highs, lows and details of the budget live on air for all Corus radio stations: 630 CHED, Global News Radio 880 and Global News Radio 770.
Global News at 5 and Global News Hour at 6 in all Alberta markets will have extensive budget coverage off the top of the newscast.
Global News at 11 across Alberta will also be packed with post-budget coverage for the late-night viewers.
For all of your Alberta budget needs, head to Global News’ dedicated Alberta budget webpage.
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