2012 Budget Analysis

On February 9, the Government of Alberta released what has been widely interpreted as a stay-the course, pre-election budget. Budget 2012 does signal some new directions, however, these will not be implemented prior to the election.

Total operational spending rises by nearly 7%. The projected deficit is $886 million, followed by surpluses of $952 million and $5.2 billion for 2013 and 2014 respectively.

In many areas affecting the non-profit sector, this budget maintains the status quo. However, there have been increased allocations to programs that support vulnerable populations, most notably, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH).

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