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“Conscience Rights Protection Act” MLA to oversee $14M in palliative care funding

The person who wanted to limit access to some aspects of palliative care in Alberta will be responsible for determining how funding is spent on palliative care, potentially including end-of-life care.

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6 months after the UCP’s new budget, and oil prices dropping again

And with lower demands driven by a still ongoing pandemic, we might not see oil prices rising significantly for some time.

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Royalties funded only 15.5% of Alberta revenue since 2008

We’ve received roughly the same amount in federal transfer payments over the last 13 years as we have royalties, with each of them bringing in a little over 15.5% of the total revenue.

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The 10 Alberta industries that generated the most income tax revenue in 2019

10 industries generated 83.5% of corporate income tax revenue collected by the Alberta government in 2019. Guess which one didn’t make the list.

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Personal income tax and federal transfers prevent UCP $100 billion debt from being higher

Personal income tax and transfer payments from Ottawa will be the largest sources of income for the UCP government this year. If it wasn’t for them, the provincial debt would be much higher.

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Trudeau replaces CERB with 3 new programmes and updated EI, but still no UBI

The federal government announced upcoming changes to income support benefits it’s providing to Canadian workers. But something’s still missing.

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Conservative governments cut taxes to increase corporate profit

Conservative governments cut expenses to save money from reduced revenues, because of their tax cuts, which are cut to increase profits for companies.

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Liberals to send $2.7 million to Alberta for government food processing facility

Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.

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UCP providing short-term funding for first responder post-traumatic stress

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that it’d be spending $4.5 million on mental health funding for first responders.

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Responding to the economic myths of Alberta’s trade minister

Tanya Fir released a statement last week regarding the jobs update from StatsCan. Given that she left out some information, I thought I’d take the liberty to respond.