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Ottawa/Alberta, Mar 24 (Canadian-Media): Alberta’s NDP (New Democratic Party) government had seen a significant deficit on Mar 23 in its fourth provincial budget for the fourth time, media reports said.
The government's reported plan -- that predicted deficit of $8.8-billion for the coming year will shrink until it pops into surplus by 2023 -- had not taken into consideration the pipelines that haven’t yet been built, including the Trans Mountain expansion into B.C., which have received opposition both legally and politically.
But the government reportedly assumes that Trans Mountain, Keystone and Enbridge’s Line 3 will all be in place by 2021
The New Democrats are also hoping that in provincial election next year United Conservative Party led by Jason Kenney would reportedly utilize the government’s reliance on deficits and debt to shape its attacks.
Jason Kenney. Image credit: Facebook page
According to official reports, too much reliance by Kenney’s United Conservative Party on the budget deficits and debt would reportedly have risks of its own: “He will certainly come out swinging against this budget, calling the level of debt an outrage and an embarrassment. What he won’t talk about is the fact that there’s no way of rectifying the problem unless the government introduces cuts to programs and services on a scale never seen before, or brings in a sales tax.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)