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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%.

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UPDATED: UCP’s August fiscal update hides severity of budget cuts

An earlier version of this article misrepresented data from the 2020–2021 fiscal update.

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UCP and NDP tied in new poll, NDP leading in Calgary & Edmonton

NDP leading among young, female, urban, university-educated voters. UCP leading among older, male, rural, college-educated voters.

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Alberta gave $5B in royalty discounts to oil & gas sector since 2015

Through royalty adjustments, the provincial government reduces royalty rates for fossil fuel companies, which they hope will encourage new oil and natural gas reserves and improve the longevity of already existing reserves.