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Graham Thomson: Labour's attack on royalty framework does Premier Notley a favour

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

Politics

Letters: Wildrose tactics nothing to be proud of

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

Letters

Opinion: Private providers crucial to continuing care in Alberta

The Alberta Continuing Care Association would like to respond to the Noel Somerville and Sandra Azocar opinion piece published in the Dec. 9 edition of the Journal. 676 more words

Politics

Opinion: Shift continuing care to public sector

Alberta’s continuing care facilities have a patchwork of ownership models. While these facilities are all funded by public money, they are owned and operated either publicly, through Alberta Health Services and its subsidiaries (CapitalCare in Edmonton and Carewest in Calgary), or privately, by both non-profit organizations and for-profit corporations. 619 more words

Columnists

Acuna: It's wise to look at energy industry's influence

By Ricardo Acuna

Re: “What’s the real point of Parkland Institute’s fossil fuel study?,” Deborah Yedlin, Opinion, Nov. 18, and “Tax dollars fund witch hunt against oilsands,” Aaron Wudrick, Opinion, Nov. 639 more words

Columnists

Wudrick: Tax dollars helping to fund anti-oilsands witch hunt

By Aaron Wudrick

The University of Alberta-based Parkland Institute was recently awarded $2.5 million in federal funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for a project entitled “Mapping the Power of the Carbon-Extractive Corporate Resources Sector.” 647 more words

Columnists

Yedlin: What's the real point of $4.5M study into fossil fuel industry?

The Parkland Institute last week announced it had received $4.5 million to study Western Canada’s fossil fuel industry and the influence associated individuals and corporations have on the political system. 819 more words

Energy