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by Kathleen McLaughlin - October 17, 2014 Three teams competing to partner with Indianapolis on a half-billion-dollar criminal justice complex shaped the city’s specifications in closed-door meetings. Mayor Greg Ballard’s administration provided a draft... Oct. 17, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Privatization
BY ELISE STOLTE, EDMONTON JOURNAL OCTOBER 14, 2014 EDMONTON - The private company selected to build the Valley Line LRT will likely be required to accommodate the Folk Fest on Gallagher Hill, but don’t expect to find details in the request for proposals... Oct. 14, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Privatization
Critics blame failure to implement poverty reduction strategy EDMONTON - The number of Alberta families dependent on monthly welfare cheques peaked at 40,000 in 2010 and has yet to return to pre-recession levels, new provincial figures show. A Journal... Oct. 04, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty
BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL OCTOBER 3, 2014 EDMONTON - In a precedent-setting decision, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled the province’s Health Information Act protects any information broadly connected to a patient’s care, even if that... Oct. 03, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
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
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 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
Bed shortages and backlogs can be addressed with partnerships, says Tory leadership candidate BY KAREN KLEISS, EDMONTON JOURNAL AUGUST 5, 2014 Alberta should team up with religious groups to fund nursing-home construction and operation as Alberta braces... Aug. 05, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Seniors
CBC featured our Executive Director Bill Moore-Kilgannon on a recent story about the uneven distribution of income in our province. As wages increase for the wealthiest Albertans, the cost of living goes up and creates stress for people on low and fixed... Jul. 24, 2014 PIA, PIA in the news, Human Services & Poverty