As an Alberta teacher, I’ve had some time to reflect over the holidays and while there is a lot I am thankful for, there is also a lot I could be angry about. I could be upset that the UCP has significantly reduced the overall per-student budget allocation despite their commitment to maintain funding. I could be upset that they laid off most of our EAs during a pandemic and that students have far fewer supports this year. […]
Alberta’s NDP Official Opposition announced Sunday night it will seek emergency debate Monday afternoon on the weekend’s record COVID-19 case counts. Sunday saw 1584 new cases, an increase from Saturday’s record of 1336 cases. The NDP charge that the government is not providing information to Albertans and that Premier Jason Kenny is not being public accountable. […]
Bill 10, the Public Health (Emergency Powers) Amendment Act, was passed in the Alberta Legislature in April and further expanded emergency powers that have been in place through the Public Health Act since 2002. […]
Following on a February 2020 report that identified 57 recommendations and 72 saving opportunities, the Government of Alberta is now directing Alberta Health Services (AHS) to implement a portion of their plan. […]
The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation (CTF) may be an organization that some of us roll our eyes at from time to time with their many calls for accountability and low taxes. Still, they’re often correct, and their thoughts about the UCP taking the federal wage subsidy is entirely right.
Alberta’s UCP government was struck a task force to provide recommendations to the government on the future of student transportation across the province. The UCP says the focus will be on a number of issues, including student safety, costs, eligibility, partner collaboration and the responsibilities of school authorities and industry partners.
Alberta’s NDP Official Opposition are looking for the UCP to cut Albertans a break on auto insurance during the pandemic and called on the government Friday to introduce relief from rising automobile insurance costs. […]
The Cargill meat processing plant in High River will reopen on Monday, although nearly 16 per cent of the province’s COVID-19 cases to date are associated with the plant’s workers. As of Wednesday, 821 of the province’s 5165 cases were workers at the Cargill plant, and another 276 cases are among workers and contractors at the JBS plant in Brooks.
The Government of Alberta announced Friday it was pausing overhead changes announced earlier this year for urban physicians and that effective immediately, it was abolishing the $60,000 cap on the Rural and Remote Northern Program (RRNP).
With 620 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Cargill meat processing plant in High River and the JBS plant in Brooks, the NDP Official Opposition is demanding Premier Jason Kenney to commit to the launch a public inquiry into the handling of COVID-19 outbreaks at the plants.
On an almost daily basis, we are learning of doctors in rural communities being forced to resign from their local hospital, or close their family practice, and in some cases leave Alberta altogether. […]
The NDP Official Opposition is calling on the UCP government to provide rental support of $300 per month for eligible households with no dependents, and $500 per month for eligible households with dependents. […]
Both Premier Jason Kenney and NDP Opposition Environment Critic Marlin Schmidt expressed their appreciation for the federal government’s energy stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday morning.