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The Budget Process
Developing a budget - whether for the household or the province - is no simple task. And it's not one we take lightly. In building our budget, we take into consideration a number of factors; the needs of a growing population, the global marketplace and economy, and the trends within our own country must all be balanced with our vision for what we want our Alberta to be.
Our budget is the first of many tools we will use to manage our finances going forward, but it is the most important one. We need to get it right to lay out the blueprint for our future. That's not to say that things won't - or can't - change over the course of a budget year, but as a province the budget serves as a roadmap that sets priorities and principles for the fiscal year.
Click here to learn more about how we budget.