Poll says Albertans looking for a new fiscal direction in upcoming budget

The Notley government is set to release its 2017 budget tomorrow. Barring any major surprises, it will contain spending-fuelled deficits as far out as the government provides projections. There’s also no indication that there will be any tax relief. If the results of a new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll are any indication, those decisions may prove to be unpopular.More importantly, they are also bad public policy.The poll of 2,347 Albertans (conducted on March 10) asked about how they viewed the provincial government’s “handling of the economy,” and what they viewed as their top budget priorities. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents rated

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