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Education News

The problem with performance-based funding

In January, the provincial government announced that they would be moving towards performance-based funding for post-secondary institutions.

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Lethbridge News SCS

4 takeaways from the new SCS study

The study blew up on social media, with traditional media framing it as crime and “social disorder” being on the rise since the SCS opened. However, there are a couple of findings that I thought were important to highlight.

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Opinion

Tax breaks don’t help the poor

Tax breaks, top ups, matching funds—none of them help poor people because they all require poor people first spending money they don’t have.

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Opinion

How balanced budgets destroy jobs

Balanced budgets rarely come with increased revenue, which means they must be accomplished with decreased expenses. And decreased expenses always means job losses.

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Opinion

My response to Nathan Neudorf’s pro-capitalist rant

At the beginning of December, Lethbridge-East MLA Nathan Neudorf went on a pro-capitalist rant in the Alberta legislature. This is my response.

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Opinion

Tax cuts are job cuts: a running total

In this article, I will keep a running total of the number of public sector job losses in Alberta.

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Opinion

Liberals should stop splitting the vote

Liberals scare left-leaning voters to get behind them, saying that if people vote NDP, they will split the vote. But it takes two to tango.

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Opinion

Canadian conservatives are a minority

Canadian voters are overwhelmingly left of centre. Conservative voters in Canada are in the minority.

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Lethbridge Opinion

Rajko Dodic intends to seek action against Elect Lethbridge

I received this email this afternoon from former mayor, Rajko Dodic. regarding an earlier blog post on Elect Lethbridge: To: Kim Siever and Elect Lethbridge Pursuant to section 13 of the Defamation Act of Alberta, I am providing you notice of my intention to bring Action against you for defamation for the article entitled: ‘Ìs there a […]