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Alberta funds 8,500 addiction treatment spaces while seeing record drug deaths

Last week, the Alberta government announced that they had passed 8,500 addiction treatment spaces. But their singular focus isn’t fixing the drug crisis.

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Alberta announces $1.7M for post-secondary students with disabilities

And that’s after gutting post-secondary education by half a billion over the last 2 years.

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AHS shut down the ER in 4 rural hospitals in Nov

Combined, the four hospitals were closed for over 150 hours last month.

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Alberta had lowest household income growth in Canada since 2015

In the last 5 years, disposable income among Alberta households grew by less than 3%, the lowest rate in Canada.

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UCP budget predicts $125 billion debt by next election

The UCP’s goal to have a $714 million surplus by 2023 seems to be drifting further and further away.

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My most popular social media posts from November 2021

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

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Alberta paid out $37 million to current and former MLAs last year

This is nearly $1.4 million less than the previous year.

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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]

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Canada’s emissions saw largest drop under Stephen Harper

Between 1990 and 2019, Canada’s emissions dropped only 8 times—the largest was in 2009, 3 years into Harper’s administration.

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Alberta lost 70,000 salaried employees since UCP were elected

Alberta has the worst performance since 2018 of all the provinces.