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AHS awards private lab testing contract after months of lobbying by UCP donors

AHS chose the company that was already providing them with lab testing services in parts of the province since 1995.

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Why the private sector shouldn’t do public sector work

The main difference between a service performed by the public sector and the same service performed by the private sector is that the latter must generate a profit. That profit has 2 financial effects: it drives up prices or it drives down quality, which the purpose of either is to increase the profits generated. And […]

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Alberta’s proposed equalization referendum is a $1.4M shiny object

If passed, the referendum ultimately will change nothing for Alberta and will cost us over a million dollars in the process.

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New poll: Alberta’s Wildrose Independence Party gaining popularity

UCP is at their lowest level of support since being elected. They’re closer to the Wildrose in the polls than they are to the NDP.

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Over 10,000 Alberta women lost their job in May 2021

Full-time jobs were up by 51,000. Part-time jobs were down by 10,100.

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Lack of nurses and doctors affecting hospitals in northern Alberta

AHS recently reduced hospital surgical, emergency, and acute care services in 5 communities in northern and central Alberta because of physician and nursing shortages.

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Lethbridge drug deaths doubled in 1st quarter of 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.

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Why we should abolish tipping

Every time we tip, we reinforce the idea that business owners can pay their workers less because they make so much in tips.

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Why does Jason Kenney refuse to say “Islamophobia”?

In a recent analysis of Jason Kenney’s tweets, I found a significant discrepancy between how he uses the words “antisemitism” and “Islamophobia”.

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New poll: NDP losing support in Alberta, Wildrose gaining support

UCP support remains unchanged since January.