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Province expects better bottom line in today's budget announcment

It’s Alberta’s budget day.

Finance Minister Doug Horner is expected to announce a better bottom line because of higher oil prices.

This year,  Horner’s already announced the province brought in an extra $2-billion in oil revenue resulting in a surplus in day to day spending.

Critics are looking at the $17-billion debt the province is expected to have by 2016 for it’s plan to pay for roads, schools, and hospitals.

The Wildrose Party and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says there’s no need to borrow because the province’s population is growing and the economy is way ahead of the rest of the country.