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Alberta to spend $200M on infrastructure projects. There’s a catch though.

The Alberta government announced yesterday that it plans to fund 124 infrastructure projects throughout the province. But there are a couple of things they left out from the news release.

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Alberta to create provincial chief firearms office

The UCP government announced yesterday that it would be replacing the federally designated chief firearms officer with its own chief provincial firearms officer.

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Opinion

Debunked: Alberta doesn’t send the most money to Ottawa

The idea that Alberta has contributed more than any other province is a complete myth. Alberta, as a government, has never contributed to the equalization programme.

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Alberta eliminated 60,000 public sector jobs since July 2019

Last week, I reported that Alberta has lost 300,000 full-time jobs since the Alberta government implemented their “Job Creation Tax Cut” in July 2019. But how many of them were public sector jobs?

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Who’s behind the new Fairness Alberta advocacy group?

An organization called Fairness Alberta has been making the media rounds recently, but who are they?

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UCP paying private firm $3.7 million to “renew and transform” post-secondary education

Yesterday, the minister of advanced education announced that the hiring of a private consulting firm to lead out on the new Alberta 2030 initiative.

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News

Jason Kenney’s principal advisor claimed over $11,000 a month in travel costs

David Knight-Legg was under fire last year for racking up $45,000 in travel expenses over 4 months. That amount has increased to over $112,000.

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Red Deer latest Alberta city to receive drug treatment court

Yesterday, the provincial government announced that Red Deer would join Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge in getting a drug treatment court.

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2 people appointed to Automobile Insurance Rate Board

Last week, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved the appointment of 2 new people to the Automobile Insurance Rate Board.

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UCP government launching consultations into more childcare red tape reductions

This past March, after extensive industry consultation, the provincial government announced that they were cancelling the provincial child care accreditation funding programme to reduce red tape. But that wasn’t enough.