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Alberta lays off 80 workers as they privatize driver exams

Earlier this week, Ric McIver, the minister of transportation, announced that by the end of the year, Albertans will be able to book road tests with local registry agents. Starting 1 December 2020, those needing to book passenger vehicle road tests can do so through local registry agents for tests to be conducted after 5 […]

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Alberta closing treatment centre for homeless men

This probably doesn’t count toward the 4,000 treatment spaces the UCP announced last summer.

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UCP cuts 100s of ag jobs days after offloading ag research onto universities

Just as I predicted.

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UCP government to give agriculture research nonprofit $37M annually

Coincidentally, the government has reduced Agriculture & Forestry salaries by nearly $100 million over the last 5 years.

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Invest in workers instead of tax breaks to attract employers

Don’t convince companies to move here through financial incentives. Convince them by having the best workers.

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Alberta oil & gas firms get 3-year tax break on new wells and pipelines

Companies will also be exempt form having to pay the Well Drilling Equipment Tax for any new drills.

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Alberta ag ministry offloads 6 research programmes

The 3 recent announcements come as the ministry tries to find ways to cut $140M and 277 jobs this year.

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UCP appoints PC & Wildrose donors to Grande Prairie college board of governors

Two people were recently appointed to the Grande Prairie Regional College board of directors.

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Trudeau government gives Alberta over $850M during UCP administration

For nearly the entire time he’s been in office, Jason Kenney has insisted that the federal government hasn’t done enough to help Alberta.

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When you’re used to privilege, equality feels like oppression

Have you ever heard the saying, “When you’re used to privilege, equality feels like oppression”?