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Families with infants, children with special needs and low-incomes hit hardest by lack of childcare funding In recognition of National Child Day, Public Interest Alberta released the results of a new province-wide survey of childcare centres, day homes... Nov. 20, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Childcare, Human Services & Poverty
EDMONTON, AB - Immigrant and refugee serving agencies started an advocacy campaign today across Alberta to convince the Harper government to stop their plan to allow provinces to deny refugee claimants access to social services. Sections 172 and 173... Nov. 10, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
October 7, 2014 Media Release Auditor General Report Fails to Address Inadequacy of LTC System ALBERTA: The Auditor General’s report into Long-Term Care Facilities in Alberta fails to review a number of systemic inadequacies in the province’s seniors... Oct. 06, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors
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... Aug. 31, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta is pleased to announce that Linda McCulloch (formerly Linda Sloan) has been elected its new Chairperson.  McCulloch is a Registered Nurse, former Edmonton City Councillor, President of the Alberta Urban... Jun. 12, 2014 Media Releases, PIA
First Available Bed Policy is Symptom of Failed Private Market Model EDMONTON – The Health Quality Council of Alberta report “Continuing Care Wait List: First Available Appropriate Living Option” that was released today demonstrates that there... Jun. 05, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors, Privatization
MEDIA RELEASEApril 30, 2014 Alberta Could…Support Fair Taxes for Public Services   New advocacy campaign shows Alberta Could invest in public services with a progressive income tax and increased corporate tax EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta... Apr. 30, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Childcare, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Environment, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors
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. 13, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Democracy
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
MEDIA RELEASE March 6, 2014  Uninspired Budget Fails to Deliver on Election Promises  Some Funding Will Not Equal Population and Inflation Increase “While last year's budget could be characterized as a chicken little 'the sky is falling'... Mar. 07, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Childcare, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors