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News

AMA suing Tyler Shandro for over $255M

The Alberta Medical Association is suing Tyler Shandro, the Alberta Minister of Health, for over $255 million.

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News

The real story behind the Taber Crown land deal

What the media isn’t covering in their stories about the Taber Crown land auction

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News

10 things to know about Alberta’s Keystone XL announcement

You’ve probably seen the announcement by this point that the Alberta government is spending $1.5 billion on the Keystone XL pipeline. Here are 10 things you should realize about it.

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News Uncategorized

Alberta workers ignored during COVID-19 crisis

Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.

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News SCS

My response to the SCS review

In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.

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News

Alberta is not maintaining healthcare spending

The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.

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News

Alberta spends too little on healthcare salaries

There were fewer front-line staff serving a larger provincial population. And they made less last year than they did the year before.

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Education News

The problem with performance-based funding

In January, the provincial government announced that they would be moving towards performance-based funding for post-secondary institutions.

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Lethbridge News SCS

4 takeaways from the new SCS study

The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.

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Opinion

Tax breaks don’t help the poor

Tax breaks, top ups, matching funds—none of them help poor people because they all require poor people first spending money they don’t have.