The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.
The Alberta Medical Association is suing Tyler Shandro, the Alberta Minister of Health, for over $255 million.
What the media isn’t covering in their stories about the Taber Crown land auction
You’ve probably seen the announcement by this point that the Alberta government is spending $1.5 billion on the Keystone XL pipeline. Here are 10 things you should realize about it.
Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.
I recently tracked down stats for the average cost of a 1-bedroom apartment in 6 Alberta cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, and Red Deer. 1 bedroom rent Avg monthly wage Median monthly wage Rent as % of avg wage Lethbridge $923.00 $3,733.75 $3,000.58 24.72% Edmonton $1,014.00 $4,566.75 $3,589.08 22.20% Red Deer $983.00 $4,428.25 […]
In March 2020, the Supervised Consumption Sites Review Committee released the results of their review. This is my response to that review.
Full-time jobs are up by 3,300. This seems like good news, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
The health minister is trying to suggest that Alberta is maintaining spending, assuaging fears that they’re making spending cuts to healthcare.
I finally had a chance to look through the January Labour Market Notes regarding the labour market in Alberta, which, incidentally, is titled, “Weak start to 2020”.