Millions cut from Alberta agriculture department in Kenney's first budget - 2019-10-25

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F0.png Millions cut from Alberta agriculture department in Kenney's first budget October 25, 2019, Charlie Pinkerton, The Sprout, iPolitics

The reduction-focused first budget of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's includes cuts of $36 million from agriculture and forestry, all $17 million that had been allocated for climate change initiatives under Indigenous relations, and a total of $76 million between 2019 and 2023 from energy.

The budget presented by provincial Finance Minister Travis Toews sets the path to cut $1.8 billion in operating expenses over four years, with advanced education taking the biggest hit, losing $600 million over that period.

The Toronto Star reports that corporations will receive a tax break of $4.5 billion over the next four years (due to a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 12 per cent to 8 per cent over that time) in a move that the Kenney government hopes will attract investment to the province.

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{{cite news | first = Charlie | last = Pinkerton | author2 = Rachel Emmanuel | title = Millions cut from Alberta agriculture department in Kenney's first budget | url = https://ipolitics.ca/2019/10/25/the-sprout-millions-cut-from-alberta-agriculture-department-in-kenneys-first-budget/ | work = The Sprout | publisher = iPolitics | date = October 25, 2019 | accessdate = October 25, 2019 }}