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UCP govt announce Indigenous housing but cut budget by 78%

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.

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New data confirms SCS usage may prevent drug deaths

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.

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Alberta’s fiscal update isn’t the good news the UCP say it is

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.

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UCP cut arts funding by $4.3 million

And that’s not counting inflation or population growth.

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Alberta borrowed over $1.5B in first half of 2022

The UCP have borrowed about $12 billion a year since being in power, which was pretty much on par with the NDP.

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Did the UCP use the pandemic to cut income support funding?

Alberta is spending hundreds of millions of dollars less on income support than originally budgeted. And that all changed with the pandemic.

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UCP health spending not keeping up with inflation

And underspending while costs increase is essentially a funding cut.

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Alberta spending $200M less on home care

A recent increase to home care funding announced by the UCP isn’t even enough cover increases to inflation.

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Lethbridge saw record drug deaths in 1st quarter of 2022

Lethbridge drug-related deaths have surpassed the 100 mark since the SCS was shut down due to government defunding.

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AHS refuses to back down on huge wage rollbacks

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.