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Alberta budget promises no cutbacks, but will push the province deeper into debt

More money for health and K-12 education were among some of the highlights of today’s provincial budget.

Finance minister Doug Horner also announced money for 40 additional RCMP officers in the province, and an additional 2,000 post secondary spaces.

Municipalities will see an additional 150 million dollars in Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding over the next three years, and 667 million in GreenTRIP funding over that same time.

The Redford government has also pledged to spend 19 billion over the next three years through their Building Alberta plan on roads, schools, and health facilities.

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A large chunk of that money though will be borrowed, which will push the province’s debt to a projected 21.6 billion dollars by 2017.

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