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Alberta’s physician registrations saw worst 2nd quarter since 2016

The province saw a year-over-year increase of only 0.2%. In 2016, it was 4.56%

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NDP raise 54% more funds than UCP in 2021

They’ve doubled the gap between the parties, compared to 2020 numbers, leaving the UCP in their dust.

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Alberta announces plan to subsidize childcare using federal funding

The UCP government will receive $290 million over 4 years, yet announced plans to spend $45 million on childcare subsidies.

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U of L has lost over $16M in provincial grant under UCP government

They expect $8 million more in revenue from tuition and fees this year than they received 2 years ago. Plus, they’ve already laid off over 100 faculty and staff.

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The anti-queer politics of Lethbridge and Alberta

How many pride flags have been burned or torn down in Alberta in the past 5 years? How many Pride crosswalks have been vandalized? If your answer is greater than zero for either, there’s a problem. In Lethbridge, the Pride crosswalks downtown were vandalized twice in the summer of 2017. During the month of June […]

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UCP government signs logging agreement with party donor

The donor has given the party (and its predecessors) $20,000 over the last 9 years.

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How much Alberta’s forestry sector has harvested since 1990

Plus, find out how many trees they planted.

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UCP govt decided to sell registry services after meeting with lobbyists

Earlier this year, the Alberta government issued a request for expressions of interest for the sale of several public registries. According to the REOI documents, the sale would be for a 35-year contract “to modernize, operate and maintain the Province’s Land Titles, Corporate and Personal Property Registries”. The three registries generated a combined $123.6 million […]

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Alberta issued oil & gas licenses/leases for 20.5M hectares since 2010

That’s more than the area of all the oil sands and the entire provincial parks system combined.

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Could privatization of Alberta lab services lead to fewer worker benefits?

Last month, I wrote a news story regarding the Alberta government awarding the contract of lab testing services to a private company after lobbying from a firm the company had hired. Last week, I received collective bargaining agreements between the private company, DynaLIFE, and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta, as well as between HSAA […]