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Alberta lost a record 117,000 jobs in March

The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.

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AMA suing Tyler Shandro for over $255M

The Alberta Medical Association is suing Tyler Shandro, the Alberta Minister of Health, for over $255 million.

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The real story behind the Taber Crown land deal

What the media isn’t covering in their stories about the Taber Crown land auction

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10 things to know about Alberta’s Keystone XL announcement

You’ve probably seen the announcement by this point that the Alberta government is spending $1.5 billion on the Keystone XL pipeline. Here are 10 things you should realize about it.

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Alberta workers ignored during COVID-19 crisis

Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.

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My response to the SCS review

In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.

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Alberta lost 52,600 since July

Full-time jobs are up by 3,300. This seems like good news, but there are a few things to keep in mind.

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Alberta is not maintaining healthcare spending

The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.

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Alberta lost 34,200 private sector jobs in January

I finally had a chance to look through the January Labour Market Notes regarding the labour market in Alberta, which, incidentally, is titled, “Weak start to 2020”.

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Alberta spends too little on healthcare salaries

There were fewer front-line staff serving a larger provincial population. And they made less last year than they did the year before.