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Feds increase borrowing capacity to half a billion dollars for dairy commission

Last week, the House of Commons and Senate passed C-16, which authorized the Canadian Dairy Commission to borrow up to $500 million to purchase, sell, and market dairy products.

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Did Tyler Shandro misrepresent an oil and gas organization while he was a lawyer?

I recently acquired several documents related to the Canadian Action Coalition. While reviewing the documents, I noticed that the annual returns for 2016, 2017, and 2018 were filed by Tyler Shandro.

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Alberta government announces 3 members of Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Last week, the Alberta lieutenant governor approved a request by Travis Toews, the finance minister, to appoint the following people each to a 3-year term on the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

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Alberta lost nearly a quarter million jobs in April

The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.

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Former PC leadership candidate appointed to provincial board

Last week, Alberta’s lieutenant governor approved a recommendation from Doug Schweitzer, minister of justice and solicitor general, to appoint Byron Nelson to a 3-year term on the Fatality Review Board.

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Travis Toews appoints Jason Kenney campaign advisor to ATB board

Earlier this week, the lieutenant governor approved a request from Travis Toews, minister of finance to appoint 3 people to the board of directors of ATB Financial.

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What you may not know about the AHS face masks

Last week, someone reached out to me over email. They claim that they work in the supply management side of Alberta Health Services and wanted to share some of what’s happening behind the scene. The first thing this AHS employee wanted me to know was that their department is trying to do what they can […]

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UCP appoints former finance minister to Lakeland College board of governors

Earlier this week, the Government of Alberta announced 4 individuals as the newest members of the board of governors for Lakeland College in Vermilion, including a former finance minister.

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New at-home learning hotline to replace educational assistants

Last week, the provincial government announced a new helpline parents can use to find answers to questions they have about at-home learning.

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Lethbridge MLA chairing committee to consider private school buses

The Government of Alberta announced the Student Transportation Task Force, which Lethbridge–East MLA Nathan Neudorf will chair. On the surface, it actually seems pretty benign.