Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.
In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.
The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.
There were fewer front-line staff serving a larger provincial population. And they made less last year than they did the year before.
In January, the provincial government announced that they would be moving towards performance-based funding for post-secondary institutions.
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.
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.
Balanced budgets rarely come with increased revenue, which means they must be accomplished with decreased expenses. And decreased expenses always means job losses.
At the beginning of December, Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf went on a pro-capitalist rant in the Alberta legislature. This is my response.
In this article, I will keep a running total of the number of public sector job losses in Alberta.