On April 10, 2018, Finance Minister Donna Harpauer delivered her first budget as Finance Minister. The Finance Minister pointed to the province’s continued shift away from a reliance on natural resource revenue as a positive sign for the economy: Natural resource revenue is projected to make up 10% — or $1.48 billion — of what the province brings in.
The 2018 Ontario budget contains several tax measures affecting individuals and corporations, including the elimination of the high-income surtax from the calculation of total Ontario personal income tax.
Alberta faces 5 more years of deficit and billions of dollars in mounting debt before it sees a balance sheet back in the black. It tells a story of an economy still recovering from a lingering oil price shock and struggling with the market access problems with its crude.