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January 23, 2015 - News & Views PIA E-Newsletter PIA News & Events 1. Avi Lewis announced as keynote speaker for 2015 PIA conference We are excited to announce that award-winning journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis will be the keynote speaker for... Jan. 23, 2015 Blog , PIA, Environment, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors
by Darcy Henton and James Wood for the Calgary HeraldJanuary 22, 2015 The mayors of Alberta’s two biggest cities says it is time for the province to re-examine its 10 per cent flat tax on income as Premier Jim Prentice acknowledges his cash-strapped... Jan. 22, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news
by James Wood and Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald Published on: January 15, 2015 Premier Jim Prentice has put all options on the table as the Alberta government struggles with a potential $6-billion to $7-billion hole in the spring budget thanks to the... Jan. 15, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news
January 9, 2015 - News & Views PIA E-Newsletter PIA News & Events 1. Public discussion on taxes to continue in 2015 An opinion piece in the Toronto Star by Alex and Jordan Himelfarb (Alex spoke at our annual conference last year) shows how... Jan. 09, 2015 Blog , PIA, Democracy, Education, Human Services & Poverty
By Trevor HowellPublished on December 29, 2014, in the Calgary Herald Alberta’s education minister said fulfilling a three-year-old Tory promise to introduce fully-funded all-day kindergarten would be “ideal” but improbable due to a slump in oil prices... Dec. 29, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare, Education
By: Alex Himelfarb and Jordan HimelfarbPublished on December 29, 2014, in the Toronto Star It’s just possible that 2014 will be seen as the year that taxes made a comeback in Canada. Not so long ago Stéphane Dion tried to put a green “tax shift” on the... Dec. 29, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Environment, Human Services & Poverty
December 19, 2014 - News & Views PIA E-Newsletter PIA News & Events 1. PIA releases Position Paper on Long-Term Care Earlier this week, 16 organizations who are part of our Seniors Task Force released a Position Paper on Long-Term Care. The... Dec. 19, 2014 Blog , PIA, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors
On December 10, 2014, we presented our annual Public Interest Awards at our annual holiday open house. Southern Alberta Award The recipient for Southern Alberta was Dr. Paul Parks, Trauma Medical Director and Department of Emergency Medicine Chief at... Dec. 18, 2014 Blog , PIA
By Susan Zielinski - Red Deer Advocate December 17, 2014 Sixteen advocacy, health care and seniors groups are calling on the Prentice government to eliminate its cap on the number of long-term care beds and increase funding for care and medically trained... Dec. 17, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
On December 16, 2014, Public Interest Alberta's Seniors Task Force released its Position Paper on Long-Term Care. The paper lays out Alberta's current needs for long-term care and shows how we got to the crisis point we are at today. The paper finishes... Dec. 16, 2014 Blog , PIA, Seniors