In an effort to deflect attention from a provincial budget that not only increases everyone’s taxes, but sets a record for deficits and borrowing, Trevor Harrison with the Parkland Institute decided the biggest threat to public policy was not in fact credit downgrades or ballooning interest payments, but recommendations from Alberta’s official Opposition. 619 more words
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The number of Albertans who died on the job or due to a workplace-related disease tumbled by more than one-quarter last year during the depths of the recession. 1,013 more words
Albertans might not be getting an accurate picture of workplace injuries and fatalities, says a report released Wednesday by a University of Alberta public policy institute. 315 more words
The weekend before last, I attended Edmonton’s Wild Rose Antique show. It’s held every spring at the city’s exhibition grounds. The event has been running since the mid-1970s. 643 more words
It’s the perennial elephant in the room.
Is feminism irrelevant in the 21st century?
“Open your eyes,” is one of the answers Gloria Steinem, in her trademark warm, witty manner, usually provides. 720 more words
When Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan held a news conference Monday to attack the NDP government for not hiking energy royalties, he was actually doing the government a favour. 635 more words
Wildrose tactics nothing to be proud of
I am disgusted with the Wildrose, who are proving to be the Alberta equivalent of America’s Tea Party. They will use any means to gain votes, acting like howling hyenas in the legislature and spreading misinformation and fear at every opportunity. 1,044 more words