The Government of Alberta is facing economic uncertainty. Premier Jim Prentice addressed the province, in a pricey TV ad that had a campaign-style speech. He said there would be no big budget cuts on Thursday, but the people of Alberta will have to pay a price when it comes to healthcare. Reid Fiest has the details.
The working poor: Any family making less than $41,220 annually will be eligible for the Alberta Working Family Supplement, which provides a refundable tax credit of up to $2,750 depending on the number of children in the family.
The wealthy: The province is ending its 10 per cent flat income tax system and phasing in two new tax brackets for anyone making more than $100,000 a year.
“When you look at infrastructure builds we’re going to do for roads and bridges, I think people can feel comfortable their money’s being well spent,”