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News SCS

My response to the SCS review

In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.

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News

Alberta is not maintaining healthcare spending

The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.

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News

Alberta spends too little on healthcare salaries

There were fewer front-line staff serving a larger provincial population. And they made less last year than they did the year before.

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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.