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Representatives of Public Interest Alberta (PIA) called on the ruling Progressive Conservative (PC) party to fix fundamental flaws in the campaign finance rules for the party’s upcoming leadership contest. “There is still time for the PC party to amend... Apr. 14, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Democracy
BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL APRIL 13, 2014 EDMONTON - Progressive Conservative candidates must adopt a “gold standard” in election finance disclosure rules because the winner of the leadership race will be the next premier of Alberta, critics say.... Apr. 13, 2014 PIA, Democracy, PIA in the news
Posted by Karen Kleiss in The Edmonton Journal blog, April 12, 2014. Renowned environmental and agricultural activist Vandana Shiva on Friday called on Canadians to fight the federal government’s Bill C-18, which she says will rob farmers of the right to... Apr. 12, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Environment, Privatization
BY CHRIS VARCOE AND KAREN KLEISS, POSTMEDIA NEWS AND EDMONTON JOURNAL APRIL 4, 2014 EDMONTON - Energy firms and large corporations were among the biggest donors to Alberta political parties last year, but critics say it’s more evidence the province’s... Apr. 04, 2014 PIA, Democracy, PIA in the news
Dr Vandana Shiva to keynote Public Interest Alberta's annual advocacy conference April 2, 2014 Rebecca Medel The time of year when Public Interest Alberta get us together to talk about issues that affect us all is just about here. PIA’s 2014 annual... Apr. 03, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Environment
BY CHARLES LEFEBVRE ON MARCH 29, 2014, @MHNLefebvre Concerned stakeholders, child care workers and parents spoke Thursday evening in Medicine Hat of the challenge in finding and maintaining quality child care in the... Mar. 29, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare
Public Interest Alberta and The Council of Canadians delivered petitions to the office of Conservative MP Laurie Hawn with signatures of over 5,500 Albertans calling for the federal government's so-called "Fair Elections Act" to be fixed or scrapped. The... Mar. 26, 2014 PIA, Democracy, PIA in the news
Alberta seniors benefiting from adult day programs By Staff at Global News EDMONTON – Seniors and health officials say they are seeing the benefits of a previous funding increase to adult day programs in Alberta. In 2012, Alberta Health Services boosted... Mar. 26, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
Thousands of Canadians deliver message at MP offices: Let People Vote! - fix the “Fair Elections Act” or scrap it entirely From Victoria to Halifax, Citizens gathered today at over 30 MP offices to deliver a petition on behalf of 80,000 Canadians.... Mar. 25, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Democracy
BY SHEILA PRATT, EDMONTON JOURNAL MARCH 21, 2014 EDMONTON - The next Conservative leader should keep a wary eye on Alberta’s big cities where progressive mayors are taking bolder steps on social issues, says an Edmonton advocacy group. Bill Moore-... Mar. 21, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty