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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
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
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 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
Advocate says province must add 6,000 new long-term care beds to cope with need CBC NewsDec 16, 2014 Seniors advocates are pushing the province to deal with what they call a long-term care crisis. Seniors groups and health-care unions say Alberta spends... Dec. 16, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL DECEMBER 15, 2014 EDMONTON - When her daughter arrived at the senior’s care facility, Marion “Dicksie” McEwen was lying in bed and gasping for air so desperately she was sucking the skin on her throat deep into her... Dec. 15, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
BY PEGGY REVELL ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014 IN MEDICINE HAT NEWS prevell@medicinehatnews.com @MHNprevell Two out of 13 children in Medicine Hat live in poverty, according to a study released Monday by Public Interest Alberta. The report comes on the 25th... Nov. 25, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
Public Interest Alberta says cuts to programs that help people out of poverty a factor CBC News: Nov 24, 2014 It's been 25 years since federal politicians voted to end child poverty by the year 2000. But 14 years into the... Nov. 24, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
EDMONTON JOURNAL NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Some grumpy old guys — especially the grandfathers of youngsters whose parents can’t find decent, affordable daycare — may bridle at Rachel Notley’s explanation this week for one of Alberta’s longest enduring shortfalls... Nov. 21, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Childcare, Human Services & Poverty