EDMONTON - Alberta's overall budget projections remain more-or-less on track, despite turmoil in global financial markets.


to the first-quarter fiscal update, the province's deficit projection
remains at $4.76 billion, about $7 million higher than initially


But other figures in the statement suggest how volatile the financial picture remains.


Lower income tax assessments last year suggest the province will collect nearly $900 million less from that source in 2010.

Meanwhile, the amount of corporate income tax has increased by almost the same amount.

Resource revenues should be more than $600 million higher than expected, mostly from booming land sales.

At the same time, stock market losses have reduced the value of the Heritage Fund by more than $280 million.