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Clarifying Candice Malcolm’s rant about reckless Liberal spending

Earlier this week, Candice Malcolm, a columnist at the Toronto Sun, published an article criticizing the federal budget. Here’s my response.

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University pension plan drops AIMCO as fund manager

The Universities Academic Pension Plan late last year decided to switch fund managers for their public equity funds after AIMCO failed to meet benchmarks.

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City of Lethbridge appealing court dismissal of charges against LOPS

Last month, the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society had 17 charges dropped against them by the provincial court. The City of Lethbridge is appealing that decision.

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Alberta increasing AFSC borrowing limit by $1 billion

Travis Toews and Devin Dreeshen are increasing the debt limit for the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation.

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New poll: only 7% of responses “very satisfied” with Kenney

Kenney has the lowest approval rating in Canada, and trails Trudeau in Alberta.

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My most popular social media posts from April 2021

The 5 most popular posts I shared each on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok in February 2021.

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Alberta releases its new postsecondary strategy

Last year, the UCP government spent nearly $4 million to a private firm to “renew and transform” post-secondary education. Here’s what $4 million got us.

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Opinion

Raising minimum wage doesn’t increase inflation

Opponents of raising the minimum wage sometimes argue that raising it will increase the costs for customers. That’s sort of true, but only in a microeconomic sense. In other words, if a single business has to increase the salaries of the employees and their profit margins are thin (or they don’t want to lose out […]

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AISH numbers drop under UCP, first time since 2008

The 7 most recent months of data show the lowest increases in AISH caseloads numbers over the last 12 years, included 3 months of decreases.

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AHS awards private laundry contract after months of lobbying by UCP donors

AHS chose the company that was already providing them with laundry services in Calgary and Edmonton.