Abpolecon.ca, the Economics Society of Northern Alberta and the Institute for Public Economics present:

The 13th Annual Alberta Budget Post-Mortem

On 29 February, Treasury Board President and Finance Minister Nate Horner delivered his first budget under a Danielle Smith-led UCP government, the foundational budget for the next four fiscal years. Budgets reveal government priorities and fiscal constraints, they provide estimates for oil and gas prices, and are used by governments to both deliver on election promises and promote benefits of government programs.
March 11, 2024 | In-Person | Tory Turtle LB-002, University of Alberta, North Campus | 4:30 - 6:00 pm


Andrew Leach is an energy and environmental economist and is Professor at the University of Alberta, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics (Arts) and the Faculty of Law. His research spans energy and environmental economics with a particular interest in climate change policies and the law. Outside of work hours, his free time is spent with his two kids, Will and Caroline, as well as cycling and arguing on Twitter.

Elizabeth Smythe is emerita professor of political science at Concordia University of Edmonton where she taught international and comparative politics courses as well as Canadian public policy. Her research interests include international trade and investment agreements, food standards and social movements and global justice. Her most recent publications are (2018)  The Role of Religion in Struggles for Global Justice co-edited with Peter J. Smith, Katharina Glaab and Claudia Baumgart-Ochse Routledge Press.

Jonathan Teghtmeyer is the Associate Coordinator Communications for The Alberta Teachers’ Association. He has a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta. Before joining ATA staff, he taught Math and Drama at Breton High School. He also serves as Treasurer of Public Interest Alberta.

Sheila Pratt is a long time observe of Alberta politics, was a writer and editor at the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald. She continues her career as freelance television and radio commentator and is co-author of a book Running on Empty, Alberta After the Boom.

Shauna Feth has been the President and CEO of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) since June 2022.   Prior to assuming leadership of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce, she spent 12 years as Executive Director of the Alberta Business Family Institute at the University of Alberta School of Business. Shauna is a designated Family Enterprise Advisor™ who was born into a third-generation business family and has been actively and effectively promoting, educating, and supporting outreach programs for entrepreneurs and business families for almost 15 years.