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Funding public services benefits us indirectly, too

I often hear people claim that their tax dollars shouldn’t go to this or that thing because they will never use it or they think it’s a waste of money.

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Alberta pilots new overdose app after lobbying from former UCP staffers

Three of the lobbyist were staffers for Jason Kenney.

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Lethbridge’s 2020 drug-related death rate highest in Alberta

December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.

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Alberta’s new MLA recall bill: voters to vote to hold another vote

If the new bill is passed, elected MLAs can be recalled, but the process is kind of convoluted.

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NDP beats UCP in 6 separate polls, steals voters from 4 parties

A poll released last week found the Alberta NDP once again leading in support against the UCP. This is the 6th one since November.

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Alberta to spend over $20 billion on capital projects

There’s a catch though.

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Opinion

Oil & gas projects provide tax revenue & create jobs. So what?

Specific projects should be judged based on their specific benefits, not benefits they share with hundreds of other projects.

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UCP government to fund 20% of costs for Calgary NICU expansion

The UCP recently announced nearly $150 million for 5 capital projects related to health care over the next 3 years.

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How Alberta’s personal income tax is scamming poor people

The more money you make in Alberta, the better off you are come tax time, compared to the other provinces.

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Construction starts on continuing care facility announced in 2017

In 2017, the NDP announced a new continuing care facility in Calgary. Last month, construction finally started. It was supposed to be built by now.