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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
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
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
BY BILL MAH, EDMONTON JOURNAL JANUARY 31, 2015 EDMONTON - Krista Leddy doesn’t want to think about where her daughter Aura would be if she hadn’t gone to a school with a gay-straight alliance. “My daughter went through a really rough patch through junior... Jan. 31, 2015 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
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