Alberta NDP calls for reinstatement of tax credits, provincial venture fund ahead of 2021 budget
The Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) is pushing for more provincial funding and programs to bolster Alberta’s tech and innovation sector. On Monday, the opposition party published its tech sector strategy ahead of the United Conservative Party’s (UCP) 2021 budget, which is set to be tabled February 25. In 2019, the Alberta government, under UCP leadership, suspended the tax credits, a decision censured by many in the province’s tech sector. The AITC was part of a number of program cuts initiated by the UPC that faced backlash and created concern amid the tech sector. In its strategy proposal, the Alberta NDP also called for the establishment of new funds to support innovation in the province.