The Challenges and Opportunities for Fiscal Reform in Alberta

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7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Edmonton, Alberta

Albertans are concerned about the province’s fiscal situation. Budget deficits and a rising provincial debt cast a cloud over Alberta’s future. Building on its successful breakfast symposium last September, The School of Public Policy will hold a daylong conference that will provide an in-depth review of Alberta’s fiscal situation and options for balancing the provincial budget.

Solving Alberta’s fiscal challenges is a complex problem. There are many options that need to be carefully considered. Fiscal policy research helps Albertans, government officials, and politicians understand the consequences and trade-offs from the actions that could be taken to address Alberta unsustainable fiscal situation.


Keynote Address:
Merwan N. Saher, former Auditor General of Alberta (2010 – 2018)

Topics include:

  • The Origins and the Size of Alberta’s Fiscal Problem
  • Health and Social Assistance
  • Infrastructure Spending and Public Sector Compensation
  • Fiscal Rules and Revenue Enhancement
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

Join The School of Public Policy in Edmonton for this important discussion. Click HERE to view the full program.


Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
Empire Ballroom
Edmonton, Alberta

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
4:30 p.m. Event concludes