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Our Executive Director Bill Moore-Kilgannon was on Alberta Primetime talking about statistics we recently released showing 1 in 5 employed Albertans are earning less than $15/hour. Click here to view the program.   Sep. 03, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
by Nick Kuhl, Lethbridge Herald nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge is second only to Medicine Hat when it comes to the number of low-wage earners in the province. People working full time shouldn’t be living in poverty, but it’s happening in... Sep. 03, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 EDMONTON - Provincial bias against jobs dominated by women explains statistics that show nearly two out of three low-wage workers in Alberta are women, an advocacy group says. Statistics Canada figures... Sep. 02, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
Watch the video on Global's website By Slav Kornik, Global News EDMONTON – Alberta’s minimum wage jumped by $0.25 on Labour Day, but a public interest group argues it’s not enough for many Albertans. Public Interest Alberta estimates one in five employed... Sep. 01, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
Tiny minimum wage increase will help very few  Public Interest Alberta released new Statistics Canada data on Labour Day, September 1st, that show 383,900 (20.5% of all employed workers) earn less than $15/hour. “The fact that so many Albertans are... Sep. 01, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
Public Interest Alberta, with the support of the Alberta College of Social Workers, has purchased the latest data on low-wage earners in Alberta from Statistics Canada. Click here to read our intepretation of the data we released on Labour Day... Aug. 31, 2014 Blog , PIA, Human Services & Poverty
PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk did not respond directly to our questions on democracy, but he did send us a statement on his overall outlook on democratic reform in Alberta: Trust must be earned and I will create new processes that will lead to... Aug. 14, 2014 Blog , PIA, Democracy
PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk did not respond directly to our questions on human services and poverty, but he did send us a statement on his overall outlook on poverty reduction in Alberta: We need to take immediate action. If we do nothing,... Aug. 14, 2014 Blog , PIA, Human Services & Poverty
PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk did not respond directly to our questions on seniors' care, but he did send us a statement on his overall outlook on seniors' care in Alberta: We all want seniors to live in a safe, healthy, happy and comfortable... Aug. 14, 2014 Blog , PIA, Seniors
PC leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk did not respond directly to our questions on child care policy, but he did send us a statement on his overall outlook on child care in Alberta: Access to quality child care is one of the chief concerns for our... Aug. 14, 2014 Blog , PIA, Childcare