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Blame capitalism, not carpooling, for the Cargill COVID-19 outbreak

Implying that carpooling is responsible for the outbreak is a way for Cargill to move blame for the outbreak away from the company and onto the workers.

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A list of Alberta communities losing doctor care

According to the AMA, 400 clinics in Alberta are laying off support staff or considering closing. Here are some of them.

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Alberta donated millions of masks; workers here got poor quality ones

On 11 April 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that they’d be sending millions of masks to BC, Ontario & Québec. Now, healthcare workers say they’re left with poor quality masks.

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New board announced for Agriculture Financial Services Corporation

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced new appointments to the board of directors for the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation:

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Alberta still $18M short on wildfire fighting budget

Alberta announced that they’ll spend $5 million to hire 200 firefighters this wildfire season. But they just cut their budget by $23M.

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Travis Toews lets himself lend $1.25B to oil refinery

Did you know that Keystone XL isn’t the only oil and gas project that the UCP government plans to spend over $1 billion on?

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Alberta pledges $2.99 per meal for food banks

Last week, Alberta announced $5 million to “support food banks and community organizations in their food supply efforts”. This sounds like a lot, but we must keep it in context.

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Alberta is not maintaining education spending

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

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6 myths the UCP keeps spreading about doctors

I recently encountered a thread on Twitter outlining several myths that the Alberta health minister keeps perpetuating as he continues fighting against doctors.

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Alberta lost a record 117,000 jobs in March

The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.