Earlier this month, the provincial government announced $11.6 million in infrastructure spending for 6 projects in Calgary, Edmonton, and Wetaskiwin. The projects include retrofits, repairs, and upgrades to 6 provincial buildings in these communities. About 80% of the funding will come from the federal government, $9.2 million to be more precise. The remaining 20%—about $2.32 […]
Last week, the federal government announced about $5.6 million in funding for 44 Alberta companies to integrate health care and technology.
And it still falls $3 million short.
Last week, the Government of Alberta announced the Civil Society Fund, focused on helping civil society organizations in the province. On the surface, spending $20 million (spread over 3 years) to help address social issues seems like a good idea. But if we look at wording in the announcement and related documents, we find a […]
According to the announcements, the two initiatives would collectively support about 4,000 jobs.
$12 million in research funding sounds like a good thing, but context is always important.
Coincidentally, the government has reduced Agriculture & Forestry salaries by nearly $100 million over the last 5 years.
The 3 recent announcements come as the ministry tries to find ways to cut $140M and 277 jobs this year.
For nearly the entire time he’s been in office, Jason Kenney has insisted that the federal government hasn’t done enough to help Alberta.
The federal government, in contrast, will be contributing 41%.