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Alberta NDP beat out UCP in recent election poll

Nearly half of decided voters would vote for NDP right now, compared to only 2 in 5 for UCP. The first time since the election the NDP are ahead.

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UCP budget predicts $125 billion debt by next election

Income tax revenues are $4.2B lower than planned this year. Oil & gas revenue is $3.4B lower. Federal transfer payments are $2.2B higher.

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Postmedia published a CPC MP’s misplaced CERB rage

Last week, Postmedia ran an article that claimed over 800,000 people claimed the CERB but weren’t eligible for it.

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Federal Liberals and Conservatives vote down NDP 1% wealth tax

With 292 Liberal, Conservative, and Bloc MPs voting against the tax, the 27 NDPs and Greens never stood a chance.

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UCP government bans carding. Kind of.

But there’s a catch.

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My response to Travis Toews’ response to the AUPE wage talks

Alberta’s provincial government proposed cutting union wages by 5 points more than an arbitrator awarded this past spring.

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Oct jobs increase Alberta’s 2nd lowest since economy reopened

The employment rate is still 4.4 points lower than what it was prior to the pandemic, the largest gap in the country.

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UCP government appoints 2 people to Alberta Foundation of the Arts

Earlier this week, Alberta‘s lieutenant governor appointed two people to the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, as recommended by Leela Aheer, the minister of culture, multiculturalism, and status of women. The two new members are: Yasmin Jivraj Andrea True Joy Fox Yasmin Jivraj is a co-owner of Dexcent, an engineering consulting firm based in Edmonton. […]

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Alberta to spend nearly $40M on Calgary hospital power plant

Meanwhile, the city has the lowest number of hospital acute beds in the province.

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Alberta’s deficit at highest level in 40 years

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