Global News Calgary: Finance Minister Joe Ceci says budget will be a ‘shock absorber in these tough economic times’

(April 8, 2016)

CALGARY – Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci says the government is committed to responsibly managing tax dollars without “knee-jerk” cuts to social programs.

Looking forward to the April 14 budget, Ceci says the NDP government plans to constrain spending without compromising services.

Addressing the Canadian Club in Calgary, he said the government’s goal is to “hold budgetary increases to below population growth plus inflation levels.”

WATCH: Highlights from Joe Ceci’s speech at the Canadian Club in Calgary.