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Alberta MLAs highest paid in Canada

When Travis Toews, Alberta’s finance minister, commented last week on wage negotiations between the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and Alberta Public Service, one thing he mentioned was that “Alberta’s government has led the way with pay cuts for the Premier, MLAs and most recently for political staff”. The pay cuts to MLAs he’s referring […]

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Lethbridge City Council eyeing 144 service cuts & user fees to balance budget

If the city council wants to balance their budget without raising taxes in 2021 or 2022, they need to find over $15 million.

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Alberta’s deficit at highest level in 40 years

Its net debt is also at its highest levels since 1981.

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UCP government borrows another $2.7 billion in debt

This brings the total term debt traded by the provincial government since the UCP were elected to $28.4 billion.

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What Jason Kenney isn’t telling you about health spending

When Jason Kenney says “just the facts”, I think what he means is “just some of the facts”.

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UCP promise U of A, U of C $18M for research, but there’s a catch

$12 million in research funding sounds like a good thing, but context is always important.

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Alberta closing treatment centre for homeless men

This probably doesn’t count toward the 4,000 treatment spaces the UCP announced last summer.

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UCP cuts 100s of ag jobs days after offloading ag research onto universities

Just as I predicted.

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UCP government to give agriculture research nonprofit $37M annually

Coincidentally, the government has reduced Agriculture & Forestry salaries by nearly $100 million over the last 5 years.

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Alberta ag ministry offloads 6 research programmes

The 3 recent announcements come as the ministry tries to find ways to cut $140M and 277 jobs this year.