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Alberta hires David Dodge for spending advice

Premier Rachel Notley says David Dodge will review Alberta’s capital plan


 

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is bringing in a former Bank of Canada governor to help develop a plan for building infrastructure.

Premier Rachel Notley says David Dodge will review Alberta’s capital plan and advise on the best level of spending and building over the next four years.

Notley says she also will ask Dodge how much deficit financing, if any, should be used to pay for it.

David Dodge Robert J. Galbraith/Wikimedia Commons

David Dodge Robert J. Galbraith/Wikimedia Commons

Notley says her government won’t abandon capital spending and school construction plans launched under the old Progressive Conservative government

Dodge is to deliver his report to Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason, who will use it to help craft the capital spending part of the budget.

That budget is to be tabled in October.


 

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