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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 […]

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AHS closing cancer, acute care, palliative care beds, as well as ERs

This marks two months of repeated closures in multiple communities, primarily in rural Alberta.

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UCP borrow $2 billion so far for 2021–2022 budget

The UCP have borrowed nearly $17 billion a year since being in power, 36% more than the NDP borrowed.

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Alberta lost 37,000 full-time jobs in June 2021

Full-time jobs were down by 37,000. Part-time jobs were up by 36,800.

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Jason Kenney spending another $82,000 a year for a bigger cabinet

The Alberta premier recently announced an expanded cabinet. But it’s going to cost taxpayers.

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Responding to Travis Toews’ statement about Alberta’s nurses

He left out some details that I thought I’d clarify.

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UCP plan to freeze health & education spending for 2 years

Even though population is increasing at 1.2% a year, inflation is increasing at 1.6% a year, and more health and education facilities will be opening up over the next two year.

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How we show election results is misleading

And political parties capitalize on it to make themselves more popular than they are.

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AHS closed emergency department 13 times in Northern Alberta community

The emergency department lacked on-site physician coverage for over 200 hours this month.

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Lethbridge lost 25 physician registrations at the start of the pandemic

In the last two quarters, Alberta’s 3rd largest city lost another 17.