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All the changes the UCP made to this year’s AISH manual

Someone recently emailed me to tip me off to several changes made to the Your guide to AISH document available on the Alberta government website. I thought I’d list all the changes here.

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Lethbridge’s Exhibition Park receives $27.8M promise from UCP govt for trade centre

Jason Kenney was in Lethbridge this past Tuesday to announce $27.8 million in funding for a 268,000 square foot trade centre to be located at Exhibition Park.

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My most popular social media posts from June 2020

I decided to try a new feature here on my blog a few months ago: my most popular social media posts. Well, here’s the 11th instalment:

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Why an 8% corporate tax rate won’t create 55,000 jobs

The UCP government decided that one key to boosting the economy is reducing the tax rate to 8%, 2 years earlier than planned. Except tax cuts don’t create jobs.

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Opinion

Pride is an act of resistance

Pride should be more than an act of inclusivity; it should be an act of solidarity.

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Alberta cuts $250,000 from Indigenous business investment grant

The provincial government recently announced that applications for the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund opened on 29 June. Except they forgot to mention something.

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UCP announced $10 billion in capital spending. Here’s why it’s misleading

The UCP government released the Alberta’s Recovery Plan this week. One thing highlighted in the recovery plan is capital spending of over $10 billion, “the largest ever capital spend” in Alberta.

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3 new people appointed to Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

The Government of Alberta announced earlier this week that the lieutenant governor approved the recommendation to appoint 3 new persons to sit on the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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What’s missing from the Keystone XL construction announcement

Earlier this week, Michels Canada announced that TC Energy had selected it to construct 260 km worth of the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I want to address a few things in the announcement.

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UCP government to cut over $100M from K–12 revenue fund

Two days ago, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved a recommendation from Adriana LaGrange to reduce the mill rates on the education portion of property taxes. A tax reduction seems like a good idea, but there’s something you should know.