Categories
News

New report claims living wage for Lethbridge family of 4 is $15 an hour

Alberta Living Wage Network calculated that a Lethbridge family of 4 could cover their living needs if both parents were working full-time and making $15 an hour.

Categories
News

New poll shows 1 in 3 Albertans aren’t paid enough to cover their bills

Alberta consumers are most likely to say that it’s becoming more expensive to feed themselves or their families.

Categories
News

UCP govt to cut postsecondary spending by $1.5 billion

That number increases to more than $3.5 billion if you factor in inflation and population growth.

Categories
News

Alberta’s new $10/day childcare programme excludes some families

While $10 a day is better than what have now, there are a bunch of caveats.

Categories
News

Alberta announced $23M for homelessness but no actual homes

Nearly all the funding will be for temporary measures.

Categories
News

Keystone XL officially died in June 2021

And all Alberta has to show for it is $91 million in shares should the project ever sell off pipeline components.

Categories
News

UCP govt helping 2 Métis communities take Ottawa to court

The Métis Nation of Alberta denounced the spending of over $372,000 by the provincial government to these two groups.

Categories
News

Debunked: Alberta minimum wage workers aren’t mostly teens

Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]

Categories
News

AB ed minister under fire for document praising Nazis

A 2020 Alberta Education document claimed that the Nazis strengthened Germany‘s economy prior to WWII, but Adriana LaGrange says her department never saw the document.

Categories
News

UCP promise $1.25M a year to Calgary nonprofit for youth addiction programme

At least 3 board members of the nonprofit running the programme have donated over $25,000 to the UCP or its predecessors.