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Alberta funds 8,500 addiction treatment spaces while seeing record drug deaths

Last week, the Alberta government announced that they had passed 8,500 addiction treatment spaces. But their singular focus isn’t fixing the drug crisis.

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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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Alberta postsecondary staff have been receiving smaller wage increases for years

Earlier this month, the Alberta government published the collective agreement wage tables, effective as of October 2021. The monthly update shows the wage increases for post-secondary academic and non-academic employees, as negotiated in bargaining sessions between employee groups and the postsecondary institutions where they worked. The data dates back to 2006. I’m going to focus […]

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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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Alberta announced $23M for homelessness but no actual homes

Nearly all the funding will be for temporary measures.

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Keystone XL officially died in June 2021

And all Alberta has to show for it is $91 million in shares should the project ever sell off pipeline components.

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UCP govt helping 2 Métis communities take Ottawa to court

The Métis Nation of Alberta denounced the spending of over $372,000 by the provincial government to these two groups.

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Debunked: Alberta minimum wage workers aren’t mostly teens

Since 2011, the Alberta government has been publishing the “Alberta minimum wage profile”, a summary of the demographic information regarding those whose average hourly earnings are at or below minimum wage. This past June, the government added the minimum wage profile for workers during the period between October 2019 and September 2020. This was the […]