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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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Opinion

Corporate tax breaks don’t create jobs

You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.

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Alberta lost a record 117,000 jobs in March

The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.

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Opinion

2 ways to prevent and reverse a recession

There are two things I think are necessary to mitigate and even reverse a recession as quickly as possible.

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Opinion

Companies don’t drive the economy

Capitalists insist that making sure companies have profits is what drive the economy. Here’s why that’s a myth.

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News Uncategorized

Alberta workers ignored during COVID-19 crisis

Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.

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Opinion

Capitalism is making the pandemic worse

If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.

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Opinion

Workers aren’t responsible for your profits

Workers are too often tasked with bearing the burden of generating profit for their employer.

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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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Lethbridge Opinion

Lethbridge has the highest property taxes in Alberta

I discovered that among all 18 Alberta cities, Lethbridge has the highest property taxes.