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Michael Franklin, CTV Calgary Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 5:16AM MDT Millions of dollars collected every year to help improve day care accessibility aren’t going to where they would help the issue, CTV Calgary has learned. Every year, the... Mar. 31, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare
BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL MARCH 30, 2015 EDMONTON - The provincial government has axed a $6-million program that provided home repair grants for thousands of seniors, and replaced it with a deferred home equity loan program that could benefit... Mar. 30, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
Cuts to public services will impact on all Albertans The Alberta Government’s 2015-16 budget was released today and brought in some modest changes to our revenue system that will increase the tax load on average Albertans without touching the huge tax... Mar. 26, 2015 Media Releases, PIA, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Environment, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors
CBC News: Mar 25, 2015 An Edmonton family is speaking out about a local care facility, even though they say that's what got them into trouble in the first place. The family said Rebecca Ali was evicted from her care facility after her sister publicly... Mar. 25, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news, Privatization
AHS accepts eviction and banning without due process A woman was evicted from the care centre she has been living in for five years and transferred to hospital without the family’s prior knowledge or consent because a family member was publicly... Mar. 24, 2015 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors
Government not listening to Albertans' priorities in its own survey The results of the Alberta government’s survey clearly shows that the majority of Albertans do not want the government to cut public services and instead are calling for a progressive... Mar. 23, 2015 Media Releases, PIA
Huge corporate profits raise questions about privatization of seniors care Public Interest Alberta has released documents obtained through a freedom of information request that raise a number of serious issues and questions about the Conservative... Mar. 23, 2015 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors, Privatization
By Susan Zielinski - Red Deer Advocate Published: March 15, 2015 9:00 PM Albertans need to ask why the province is continuing to give away taxpayers’ dollars to companies to build and run seniors care facilities, says Public Interest Alberta. On Thursday... Mar. 17, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors, Privatization
An advocacy group has accused the Tories of disguising a pre-election promise in a government announcement of new health-care beds for seniors. Alberta Health Minister Stephen Mandel last week announced 311 “restorative care” beds, which would offer... Mar. 16, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
March 6, 2015 - News & Views PIA E-Newsletter PIA News & Events 1. New campaign calls for increased government investment in post-secondary education We recently launched a new campaign called "Post-Secondary Education is the Answer" to call for... Mar. 06, 2015 Blog , PIA, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors