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UCP government to borrow private funds to build 5 new high schools

The province has paid out more than $1.8 billion in P3 debt to private contractors over the last 10 years. And that amount is about to go up.

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Alberta’s deficit drops by $10.5B, thanks to luck

While the deficit is projected at 57% lower now than February’s original projection, it’s not because the UCP are deficit-slaying masters.

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UCP to use $800M in gambling money to fund health & education

That accounts for about 2/3 of net gaming and lottery revenue. The rest is allocated to over 2 dozen programmes and initiatives.

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O&G company lobbying UCP government to change municipal taxes

Tourmaline Oil Corp., a Calgary-based oil and gas company, has been meeting with Alberta government officials since last summer asking them to consider making changes to municipal taxes. According to the Alberta Lobbyist Registry, the company hired the Toronto-based lobbying firm Counsel Public Affairs Inc. last August. Two days later, CPA filed an initial return […]

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Federal Liberals to build 44 EV charging stations in Alberta

The federal government partnered with two energy companies to make the more than $750,000 investment possible.

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Ottawa to spend $1.9 million on anti-racism projects in Alberta

The 10 projects will receive about 10% of the funding available through the federal programme this year.

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Trudeau govt pledges half a billion dollars for Alberta communities

The feds are increasing annual funding by $10 million over last year, plus they’re including $243 million in one-time top-up funding.

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U of L has lost over $16M in provincial grant under UCP government

They expect $8 million more in revenue from tuition and fees this year than they received 2 years ago. Plus, they’ve already laid off over 100 faculty and staff.

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Responding to Travis Toews’ statement about Alberta’s nurses

He left out some details that I thought I’d clarify.

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UCP plan to freeze health & education spending for 2 years

Even though population is increasing at 1.2% a year, inflation is increasing at 1.6% a year, and more health and education facilities will be opening up over the next two year.