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UCP hiking personal income tax by $286M in 2022

That’s despite a promise by Jason Kenney in 2019 for no changes to the current personal income tax system.

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AHS cut services during the holidays in 7 rural hospitals

Alberta Health Services cut services—including surgery, emergency, ambulatory, and obstetrics—in the hospitals of 7 communities in rural Alberta over the Christmas holidays.

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The Lethbridge SCS has been closed for a year

What a year’s worth of data tells us about how supervised consumption affects deaths and EMS. And was defunding the SCS the right choice?

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Trudeau Liberals cutting Canada Child Benefit by $3.7 billion

Chrystia Freeland’s economic update released earlier this week reveals that the Liberals plan to cut Canada Child Benefit by an average of $740 million a year over the next 5 years.

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Alberta announces $1.7M for post-secondary students with disabilities

And that’s after gutting post-secondary education by half a billion over the last 2 years.

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UCP budget predicts $125 billion debt by next election

The UCP’s goal to have a $714 million surplus by 2023 seems to be drifting further and further away.

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UCP govt to cut postsecondary spending by $1.5 billion

That number increases to more than $3.5 billion if you factor in inflation and population growth.

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Alberta’s new $10/day childcare programme excludes some families

While $10 a day is better than what have now, there are a bunch of caveats.

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UCP government promises support for artists after slashing arts spending

Every year the UCP has been in power, they’ve cut arts-related operating expenses by $4M, on average.

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University of Lethbridge collective bargaining moves to mediation

After 15 sessions of bargaining with the faculty association, the U of L board of governors has filed for mediation.