The UCP announced joint funding with the federal government for two Indigenous communities, but they left out the part where they gutted the programme they’re using to fund it.
New data for the first half of 2022, shows a relationship between SCS usage in Lethbridge and the number of drug deaths seen in Lethbridge.
The UCP government released the first quarter fiscal update for the current budget year and while it’s true Alberta will have a surplus of over $13B, there’s some stuff they’re not telling us.
And that’s not counting inflation or population growth.
The UCP have borrowed about $12 billion a year since being in power, which was pretty much on par with the NDP.
Alberta is spending hundreds of millions of dollars less on income support than originally budgeted. And that all changed with the pandemic.
And underspending while costs increase is essentially a funding cut.
A recent increase to home care funding announced by the UCP isn’t even enough cover increases to inflation.
Lethbridge drug-related deaths have surpassed the 100 mark since the SCS was shut down due to government defunding.
In an email sent out last week, HSAA negotiators said that they’re moving to mediation after months of AHS refusing to change their position on massive wage rollbacks.