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AHS inks $115 million in sole source deals

The province’s health authority signed deals last year worth $115 million, or roughly one per cent of its total budget, without going out to tender. 507 more words


Watchdog groups want province to come clean when granting tax powers through new city charters

Alberta municipalities should consider slashing jobs, rolling back salaries or freezing new hires to be more in line with the private sector, says a coalition of tax watchdog groups. 357 more words

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Newly-formed Alberta coalition rallies against new city taxes

CALGARY – A newly-formed coalition is urging the provincial government to reject calls by Alberta’s big city mayors for the power to impose new taxes. 202 more words


Federal workers' buyouts could reach $2B

Original Post: May 12, 2012

Workers eligible for up to 82 weeks severance, plus retraining and pension breaks

The Harper government’s plan to slash an estimated 30,000 public service jobs over the next three years includes hefty golden handshakes that could leave some federal workers laughing all the way to the bank. 232 more words


Law with 'teeth' promised after province stuck with $4.3M gas station cleanup bill

The province says it will review its rules on remediation of contaminated sites in light of a massive spill at a Calgary gas station that threatens to leave taxpayers with a $4.3 million cleanup bill. 771 more words


MacPherson: CalgaryNEXT doesn't need corporate welfare

 The Calgary Flames ownership group is standing on the steps of City Hall, lips quivering, arms outstretched, fedoras in hand.

 They need hundreds of millions of our tax dollars for a so-called city building project, a downtown NHL arena and sports complex dubbed… 641 more words


Disclosure of untendered contracts delayed, but loophole on large dollar deals closed

Two months after closing its financial books for the first quarter, the province has yet to provide Albertans a mandated list of all the individuals and firms who got untendered government contracts in the first three months of the fiscal year. 493 more words