Alta. plans to create 90,000 jobs through 2021 capital plan
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EDMONTON -- Government officials on Monday expanded on the province's capital plan released late last month.
Alberta's 2021 Capital Plan will spend nearly $21 billion until 2024 and create 90,000 jobs.
The plan includes just over $800 million for new infrastructure, such as 14 school projects and five health projects.
“As we continue to protect Albertans from COVID-19, we are focused on protecting livelihoods by planning ahead, creating jobs and preparing for recovery through our multibillion-dollar Capital Plan. These record investments are a key part of the Alberta Recovery Plan to build, diversify, and create new jobs," Premier Jason Kenney said.
Alberta's Recovery Plan includes $468 million for the Calgary Cancer Centre, $246 million for the Gene Zwozdesky Centre and $1.2 billion for 62 previously announced school projects across the province.