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3 new people appointed to Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities

The Government of Alberta announced earlier this week that the lieutenant governor approved the recommendation to appoint 3 new persons to sit on the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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What’s missing from the Keystone XL construction announcement

Earlier this week, Michels Canada announced that TC Energy had selected it to construct 260 km worth of the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I want to address a few things in the announcement.

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UCP government to cut over $100M from K–12 revenue fund

Two days ago, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved a recommendation from Adriana LaGrange to reduce the mill rates on the education portion of property taxes. A tax reduction seems like a good idea, but there’s something you should know.

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First reading passes for new provincial referendum bill

The Alberta government held first reading on Bill 26 this week. If passed, it’d allow them to hold referendums.

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Alberta government abruptly replaces AUC chair with UCP donor

The provincial government announced yesterday that they were replacing Alberta Utilities Commission chair Mark Kolesar with Carolyn Dahl Rees, who has donated thousands of dollars to the United Conservative Party.

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Opinion

Debunked: Why Alberta gets so little money from Ottawa

I recently wrote about how people perpetuate this myth that Alberta sends too much money to Ottawa. In response, I had a few people comment saying that I was misunderstanding, that the real issue is that Alberta doesn’t get enough back.

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Travis Toews picks former CPP Investment Board CEO to head AIMCo

Last week, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved the recommendation of appointing Mark Wiseman as chair of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation.

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Tyler Shandro appoints 4 new people to Health Disciplines Board

The Alberta lieutenant governor recently approved the appointment of the following individuals to the Health Disciplines Board, all of whom were recommended by Tyler Shandro, the health minister.

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Alberta to spend $200M on infrastructure projects. There’s a catch though.

The Alberta government announced yesterday that it plans to fund 124 infrastructure projects throughout the province. But there are a couple of things they left out from the news release.

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Alberta to create provincial chief firearms office

The UCP government announced yesterday that it would be replacing the federally designated chief firearms officer with its own chief provincial firearms officer.