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.
Anyone who thinks that the UCP is going to automatically sweep the Lethbridge ridings must be new to Lethbridge. Here’s why: First, Shannon Phillips won the riding in 2015 with the popular vote. Not only did more people vote for her than any other single candidate, but the majority of the voters in the riding […]