Budget 2018 Highlights for UFA Members and Agriculture Producers
Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci recently delivered his 2018 budget entitled A Recovery Built to Last. Budget 2018 maintains the NDP's governing approach of avoiding deep cuts to front-line services while continuing to spend on operations and capital projects as Alberta's economy continues on the path to recovery.
The government's three strategic priorities are:
- Diversifying the economy, expanding market access and supporting new industries.
- Maintaining public services.
- Controlling spending growth and reduce spending inefficiencies.
These priorities, in keeping with the budget's theme of building a resilient economy, align with what the government indicated in its Throne Speech on March 8, which focused on energy, economic diversification and job creation without reducing public services.