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'Just like Tommy Douglas': Andrea Horwath promises provincial pharmacare if elected in 2018

TORONTO — Ontario’s NDP is pledging to create a provincial pharmacare plan, appealing to the grassroots about a year out from the start of next year’s election campaign. 448 more words


Wall orders review of library budget cuts

The provincial government is reviewing funding for libraries because of public pressure from across Saskatchewan, the NDP Opposition’s education critic says.

NDP MLA Carla Beck said she is “hopeful” the Saskatchewan Party government will reverse its decision to cut $4.8 million in funding for libraries. 436 more words

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Whittaker: NDP is inconsistent in bringing Alberta in line with other provinces

By John Whittaker

Our NDP government frequently justifies its legislative agenda by claiming that it is simply bringing Alberta in line with the standards of other provinces. 653 more words


Province passes law to help domestic violence victims

A new provincial law introduced and passed Monday to support those fleeing domestic violence was welcome news to a group on the frontlines of helping victims. 405 more words


Government reduces MLA salaries; Opposition sees big funding cut

The Saskatchewan Party government is cutting the Opposition NDP’s caucus budget by about $64,000.

It’s cutting its own budget by roughly $130,000.

Those moves came this week as the government moved to reduce MLA salaries by 3.5 per cent. 253 more words


Kiff: Here's what the Ottawa-Vanier byelection tells us about Liberals – and voters

On the surface, nothing has changed with Mona Fortier’s win in the federal byelection held Monday in Ottawa-Vanier. A tradition unbroken since the riding was created in 1935 has been maintained: the new MP is both a Liberal and a Franco-Ontarian. 690 more words


Government steels itself for year of bargaining in a time of tight purse strings

For Alberta’s NDP government and the province’s unions, 2017 will be the year of bargaining.

Seventy-four collective bargaining agreements expired March 31 and more than 400 will expire in 2017 in total. 400 more words

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