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The hypocrisy of Jason Kenney’s outrage at violence

To Kenney, when racists are the victims, it’s violence, but when racists are the perpetrators, it’s intolerance.

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Lethbridge drug crisis worsens

In the second quarter of 2020, Lethbridge had the highest fentanyl death rate in the province and had doubled ER visits and EMS responses.

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Royalty rates aren’t a tax

Non-renewable resources are public resources, and companies who extract them for a profit should pay the public for them.

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Federal Liberals announce $72M in child care funding for Alberta

The provincial government allocates $6.9 million.

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Emergency shelter attendance down 28% in Alberta since 2014

Alberta’s daily average emergency shelter attendance has gone from a high of 3,820 in February 2014 to 2,753 in March 2020.

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UCP investing $9 million in AI research institute

Last year, the NDP provided 3 times as much funding to the same organization.

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Ottawa to spend over $8M on clean technology start ups in Alberta

The money will help the 3 Calgary-based companies develop technologies in wastewater filtration, well drilling, and well sensing.

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UCP spending $6M on “sunshine list” staffers, double what NDP did

The UCP are spending over $6 million on 51 “sunshine list” staffers, compared to the NDP, who spent $3 million on 24.

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Increasing minimum wage doesn’t increase unemployment in Alberta

I combed minimum wage and unemployment data going back to 1976 and found no correlation between the two.

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In 2019, Canada imprisoned 70% more Indigenous people than in 2001

In 2019, Indigenous people made up over 30% of the incarcerated population in Canada. In 2001, it was 17.59%.