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Alberta announces plan to subsidize childcare using federal funding

The UCP government will receive $290 million over 4 years, yet announced plans to spend $45 million on childcare subsidies.

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U of L has lost over $16M in provincial grant under UCP government

They expect $8 million more in revenue from tuition and fees this year than they received 2 years ago. Plus, they’ve already laid off over 100 faculty and staff.

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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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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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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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Opinion

Why the private sector shouldn’t do public sector work

The main difference between a service performed by the public sector and the same service performed by the private sector is that the latter must generate a profit. That profit has 2 financial effects: it drives up prices or it drives down quality, which the purpose of either is to increase the profits generated. And […]

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Alberta’s proposed equalization referendum is a $1.4M shiny object

If passed, the referendum ultimately will change nothing for Alberta and will cost us over a million dollars in the process.