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UBI could help tens of thousands of people in Lethbridge area

Did you know that the most recent federal census reported over 50,000 people making less than $40,000 a year?

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Election 2021

My thoughts on privatized long-term care

Yesterday, a voter send me a link to a page about long-term care on Workers Vote, a website run by the Canadian Labour Congress. The page is set up to email election candidates about long-term care in Canada. Except I’m not on the list. So, I figured I’d give my response here. The website claims […]

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Where I stand on climate change

A voter sent me the following question: I see you are taking some questions on your campaign positions and responding on your website. I’m wondering what your position is on climate change action. The recent IPCC report paints a dire picture of the need for immediate and significant action to keep from worsening the climate […]

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The federal response to the pandemic

A voter reached out to me asking me the following question: This election I have only one issue of concern, and that is the gross negligence and disastrous mismanagement that the government has been guilty of through this pandemic. What is your stance on the measures the government has taken in response to the Covid-19 […]

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Affordable housing in Lethbridge

I received the following question from a voter and thought I’d share it with you, as well as share my response. I know you stand with working Albertans and for those facing challenges. could you tell me your stance regarding the housing shortage and inaccessible real estate? prices are sky-high, there is too much speculation. […]

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Kim Siever running as independent in 2021 federal election

Independent journalist Kim Siever announced today that he’s running in this year’s federal election. Unlike other candidates who have already announced, however, he won’t be running under a party banner. After being rejected by the NDP party as a candidate for being too prolific and provocative online, Siever decided to run as an independent. “While […]

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UCP to use $800M in gambling money to fund health & education

That accounts for about 2/3 of net gaming and lottery revenue. The rest is allocated to over 2 dozen programmes and initiatives.

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The real story behind compensation for Alberta nurses

Alberta nurses have been getting the short end of the stick for years. And it’s not all the UCP’s fault.

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New poll shows O’Toole’s Conservatives beating Trudeau’s Liberals

Earlier this week, Forum Research released the results of a new poll, and it shows the the Conservative Party 3 points ahead of the Liberal Party. The telephone survey found that if an election were held the day of the poll (15 August 2021), 31% of the 1,203 respondents would vote for the CPC and […]

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Alberta goods more affordable than they were 20 years ago

Alberta workers making the province’s median wage could better afford the cost of living in 2020 than they could in 2000.