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Debunked: Alberta minimum wage workers aren’t mostly teens

Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]

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AB ed minister under fire for document praising Nazis

A 2020 Alberta Education document claimed that the Nazis strengthened Germany‘s economy prior to WWII, but Adriana LaGrange says her department never saw the document.

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UCP promise $1.25M a year to Calgary nonprofit for youth addiction programme

At least 3 board members of the nonprofit running the programme have donated over $25,000 to the UCP or its predecessors.

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New data shows that Alberta governments suck at attracting businesses

Statistics Canada recently released data on the number of active businesses in Canada between 2015 and 2021.

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Alberta town loses ER service 2 days a week for 6 months

This emergency department has had its hours reduced every week for months.

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UCP govt cuts FSCD funding by $8M, reduces caseloads in 5 regions

FSCD caseloads in Alberta have grown more slowly under the UCP, and have even shrunk in most regions of the province.

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16,000 fewer women working in Alberta last month

Alberta has the highest unemployment rate outside of Atlantic Canada

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Alberta announces new green projects will reduce emissions by 0.31%

16 new projects announced by Emissions Reduction Alberta pledge to take 6.8 Mt of emissions out of the atmosphere.

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Debunked: Alberta workers aren’t collecting federal benefits instead of getting a job

If you’ve been following Alberta economic news, you’ve probably heard by now that business owners are complaining about being unable to recruit workers because everyone would rather stay at home receiving federal pandemic benefits instead of get a job. I was curious about the numbers, so I thought I’d take a look at the jobs […]

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UCP government promises support for artists after slashing arts spending

Every year the UCP has been in power, they’ve cut arts-related operating expenses by $4M, on average.