The UCP recently announced that applications were open for Alberta Culture Days grant funding. But there’s something you should know about arts funding in Alberta.
In this year’s budget, the UCP plan to spend $35 million more on diagnostic, therapeutic and other patient services. Their first year in power, they cut spending in that area by $40 million.
Even though a month ago, they said they weren’t going to create any new spaces this year.
Yet they’re spending nearly $200 million less per year than the NDP had planned.
To date, Alberta has yet to commit any funds. Several municipalities plan to contribute over $18 million.
This despite cutting the Indigenous Housing Capital Program by nearly half.
I often hear people claim that their tax dollars shouldn’t go to this or that thing because they will never use it or they think it’s a waste of money.
There’s a catch though.
The UCP recently announced nearly $150 million for 5 capital projects related to health care over the next 3 years.
After discovering about $108 million in unspent childcare subsidy funds, the UCP government recently announced a one-time benefit