The UCP’s first budget: Will the devil be in the details?

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7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

The October 24th provincial budget will be one of the most significant in decades because it will set out the government’s fiscal plans for the next four years. The UCP election platform called for the balancing of the provincial budget by 2022, but what does that mean for Albertans?

The recently released Blue Ribbon Panel report has provided the government with a framework for balancing the budget and starting to pay off the provincial debt, but to achieve this will involve several years of spending restraint and major changes to the way health care, education, and social services are delivered.

Join us on Tuesday, November 5th for the Current Affairs Breakfast as panelists from the business, not-for-profit and research communities discuss what the impact of the new provincial budget means for Albertans and what they might expect to have to deal with as a result.


  • Grant Bishop, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
  • Dr. Bev Dahlby, Member, Blue Ribbon Panel, Research Director, The School of Public Policy
  • Michael Holden, Vice President, Policy & Chief Economist, Business Council of Alberta
  • Meaghon Reid, Executive Director, Vibrant Communities Calgary

Additional panelists to be announced.


University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
Main Floor Event Centre
906, 8 Ave SW, Calgary

Registration: $30, includes breakfast.

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