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The racism behind “Indigenous people just need to work harder”

Indigenous people already have to deal with the effects of generations of systemic racism. It’s cruel to make them deal with solving them, too.

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News

UPDATED: UCP’s August fiscal update hides severity of budget cuts

An earlier version of this article misrepresented data from the 2020–2021 fiscal update.

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UCP and NDP tied in new poll, NDP leading in Calgary & Edmonton

NDP leading among young, female, urban, university-educated voters. UCP leading among older, male, rural, college-educated voters.

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News

Alberta gave $5B in royalty discounts to oil & gas sector since 2015

Through royalty adjustments, the provincial government reduces royalty rates for fossil fuel companies, which they hope will encourage new oil and natural gas reserves and improve the longevity of already existing reserves.

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6 months since its first case, Alberta’s COVID-19 numbers keep rising

It’s easy to look at data from the beginning of the pandemic and think things aren’t as bad as they were then. However, the number of cases of COVID-19 isn’t decreasing.

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“Conscience Rights Protection Act” MLA to oversee $14M in palliative care funding

The person who wanted to limit access to some aspects of palliative care in Alberta will be responsible for determining how funding is spent on palliative care, potentially including end-of-life care.

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Opinion

Drug addiction is not a choice

Addiction isn’t something you can switch on and off at will, and it will drive people to find a way to feed the cravings. That’s not something people get to control.

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News

6 months after the UCP’s new budget, and oil prices dropping again

And with lower demands driven by a still ongoing pandemic, we might not see oil prices rising significantly for some time.

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News

Is it true that oil and gas is Alberta’s largest industry?

Last week, Alberta’s energy minister, sent out a tweet in which she claimed that the oil and gas sector is the largest industry in Alberta. But what does that mean?

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My most popular social media posts from August 2020

The 5 most popular posts I shared each on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in August 2020.