The 3 recent announcements come as the ministry tries to find ways to cut $140M and 277 jobs this year.
For nearly the entire time he’s been in office, Jason Kenney has insisted that the federal government hasn’t done enough to help Alberta.
The federal government, in contrast, will be contributing 41%.
Yesterday, the Alberta government announced that they will be providing $2.1 million through Alberta Innovates to fund technology projects to help fight COVID-19.
The provincial government allocates $6.9 million.
The money will help the 3 Calgary-based companies develop technologies in wastewater filtration, well drilling, and well sensing.
Last week, the federal government announced that they’d be sending nearly $2.7 million to Alberta for the Food Processing Development Centre.
Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that it’d be spending $4.5 million on mental health funding for first responders.
But the projects better not create permanent, full-time jobs.
Last week, the Alberta government announced a working group to “engage the federal government to get Alberta’s post-secondary institutions their fair share of research dollars.”