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The UCP government passed Bill 1; is protest illegal?

Yesterday, the Alberta government passed Bill 1, otherwise known as Critical Infrastructure Defence Act. Here’s what you need to know.

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Tyler Shandro won’t negotiate new pharmacy funding framework

In February 2018, the NDP announced a new pharmacy funding framework, which was supposed to expire March 2020. Rather than renegotiate it, however, Tyler Shandro decided to simply extend the previous framework until March 2022.

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Alberta agriculture minister responsible for ending Canadian Wheat Board

The person most responsible for dismantling the CWB, despite a majority of farmers voting to keep it, is now the minister over agriculture in Alberta.

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A critical response: Cops charge 6 people in Lethbridge drug bust

Yesterday, the Lethbridge Police Service published a media release regarding 6 arrests they made last Friday related to drug trafficking. In the release, they name all 6 individuals.

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A list of the 18 Alberta MLAs who own stocks, and who they invested in

I decided to spend a couple of days browsing their public disclosure statements to check.

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Feds increase borrowing capacity to half a billion dollars for dairy commission

Last week, the House of Commons and Senate passed C-16, which authorized the Canadian Dairy Commission to borrow up to $500 million to purchase, sell, and market dairy products.

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Did Tyler Shandro misrepresent an oil and gas organization while he was a lawyer?

I recently acquired several documents related to the Canadian Action Coalition. While reviewing the documents, I noticed that the annual returns for 2016, 2017, and 2018 were filed by Tyler Shandro.

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LaGrange announced $250M in education capital funding. But there’s a catch.

Earlier this week, the minister of education announced that she was increasing capital funding for school divisions by $250 million. That seems like a lot of money, but there are some things to keep in mind.

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Alberta government announces 3 members of Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Last week, the Alberta lieutenant governor approved a request by Travis Toews, the finance minister, to appoint the following people each to a 3-year term on the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

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Alberta lost nearly a quarter million jobs in April

The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.