Last week, Canada’s premiers agreed to a master energy and climate-change plan. It’s specific on fast-tracking pipelines, but aspirational on climate action. No wonder. Building more pipelines to export oil will gut any serious plans to cut greenhouse gases. 634 more words
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Wildrose calls it radical. The NDP says it’s wonderful. Nothing shows Alberta’s power upheaval more vividly than the debate over raising the minimum wage.
On Monday, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean asked Premier Rachel Notley if the NDP “is committed to radical policy actions that will simply cost Albertans their jobs.” 630 more words
Cut, Cut, and Cut Again: Five Comments on the Alberta Government's Choice to Cut Alberta Postsecondary Education
The Government of Alberta has brought down its budget for 2015-16. Five comments on its cuts to postsecondary education.
1. Let’s remember that the postsecondary education system in Alberta is still reeling from the Government’s 2013 cuts, which took tens of millions of dollars away from the University of Alberta alone. 905 more words
Whatever taxation or public policy shortcomings might exist in Alberta, the notion that it’s an awful place to be a woman is preposterous — not to mention highly political. 640 more words
By Ricardo Acuna
It’s curious how the proponents of the “cut first and ask questions later” approach to provincial budgeting continue trying to spread the myth that Ralph Klein’s cuts in the 1990s were necessary, and that somehow Alberta and Albertans are better off because of them. 748 more words
Thank you, Ric McIver. At last, I know why Alberta will not include farm workers under occupational health and safety laws, employment standards regulations, or make it mandatory for farms to pay WCB premiums. 645 more words