Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.
I recently tracked down stats for the average cost of a 1-bedroom apartment in 6 Alberta cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, and Red Deer. 1 bedroom rent Avg monthly wage Median monthly wage Rent as % of avg wage Lethbridge $923.00 $3,733.75 $3,000.58 24.72% Edmonton $1,014.00 $4,566.75 $3,589.08 22.20% Red Deer $983.00 $4,428.25 […]
In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.
Full-time jobs are up by 3,300. This seems like good news, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.
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”.
There were fewer front-line staff serving a larger provincial population. And they made less last year than they did the year before.
Jason Kenney has 19 political staffers who make over $100,000 a year. The highest makes over $224,000, which works out to nearly $20,000 a month. The lowest paid of those 19 makes over $114,000; that’s nearly $10,000 a month. Title Annual salary Principal Secretary $224,137.94 Executive Assistant to the Premier $114,559.38 Premier’s Speechwriter $149,425.38 Caucus […]
In January, the provincial government announced that they would be moving towards performance-based funding for post-secondary institutions.
The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.