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Canadian MPs approve conversion therapy ban

Canadian MPs voted 263–63 to pass Bill C-6, effectively banning conversion therapy.

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Liberals & Conservatives vote against NDP motion for low-income dental care

Voting in favour of the motion were all NDP MPs, 10 LIberals, 1 Conservative, 1 Green, and 1 independent.

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Federal NDP gaining in popularity, poll after poll

Four voter intention polls this month saw NDP making significant gains, more than any other party, and one had them jumping by 5 points.

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18 drug deaths in Lethbridge during first 4 months of 2021

Lethbridge has seen 32 drug-related deaths since the supervised consumption site closed last summer. EMS responses are also up over 2020.

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Alberta had worst GDP growth in Canada in 2020

RBC reported last week that Alberta’s GDP dropped by 8.2% last year, the worst performance the province has ever seen.

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Ottawa to send over $25 million to Alberta for over 360 housing projects

Earlier this month, the federal government jointly announced funding with the Alberta government for 362 housing projects in 95 communities within Alberta. These projects will repair and upgrade housing for seniors and low-income families. Calgary will receive just under $5.7 million in federal funding for 68 projects and Edmonton will receive $5.3 million for 33 […]

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Alberta continuing care residents rate their quality of life

They gave top marks for security and safety, relationships with staff, and their own autonomy. The gave bottom marks for meals, access to internet and technology, and recreational opportunities.

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UCP increases max amount it’ll allow itself to lend to oil refinery

Last year, the Alberta government approved lending $1.25 billion to the Sturgeon Refinery. Then increased it to $1.5 billion. Now, they’re upping it by another $300 million.

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What the Toronto Sun got wrong about kids & COVID-19

Last month, Anthony Furey of the Toronto Sun published a story with a headline that read, “Fewer Canadian kids hospitalized with COVID than previously thought”.

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AHS awards private lab testing contract after months of lobbying by UCP donors

AHS chose the company that was already providing them with lab testing services in parts of the province since 1995.