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A year after the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta has over 200,000 fewer full-time jobs

And that’s despite increases over the last two months. Even if you ignore job losses during the pandemic, we’re still short 52,600 full-time jobs.

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Lethbridge city councillor Joe Mauro has missed 1 in 5 council meetings

Reading the article prompted me to comb through all the council meetings since 2017 to check the attendance record for city council. Here’s what I found.

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What the UCP government left out from their statement on physician pay

The UCP government recently published a statement regarding some new CIHI data regarding physicians in the country. The statement makes some claims that I wanted to clarify.

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Lethbridge to lose its emergency dispatch to help AHS save $6 million

Yesterday, Alberta Health Services announced through a media release on their website that the Lethbridge Public Safety Communications Centre will be consolidated into one of AHS’s 3 centralized dispatch locations.

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Opinion

My response: Ben Shapiro OBLITERATES Student’s Socialism Arguments

Last week, someone commented on one of my Facebook posts with a link to a video titled, “Ben Shapiro OBLITERATES Student’s Socialism Arguments”. This is my response to that video.

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Why the UCP are investing $40M into postsecondary infrastructure

The government will be shelling out over $39M for 6 projects. They claim the projects will lead to 228 jobs. But there are 3 things to keep in mind.

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Newman Theological College 6th religious school in Alberta to grant degrees

Last week, the UCP cabinet gave Newman Theological College the ability to grant degrees.

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My most popular social media posts from July 2020

I decided to try a new feature here on my blog last summer: my most popular social media posts. Well, here’s the 12th instalment:

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Comparing the economy during Notley’s & Kenney’s first years in office

Last week, I reported on Alberta’s economic environment for 2019. I also framed the story as the economy under Jason Kenney’s first year. Someone asked me to do the same thing for Rachel Notley’s first year.

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UCP announces capital funding they announced in February

But the projects better not create permanent, full-time jobs.