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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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Is Alberta really leading the nation in job growth?

The United Conservative Party are claiming that Alberta has the highest job growth in Canada. But how true is that claim? Kim Siever breaks down the numbers.

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Is Danielle Smith’s new cabinet a bad sign for workers?

Danielle Smith has increased the provincial cabinet by 5 ministers, but everyday working people may have lost their representation.

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Lethbridge EMS drug responses last month 2nd highest Sep on record

Lethbridge EMS responded to the second lowest number of drug-related events during August 2022 than in any other August over the last 5 years, but the number of drug responses have increased in each of the last three months.

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Q3 increase in AB doctors 2nd lowest in 7 years

Alberta saw an increase of 277 physician registrations in the third quarter of 2022. The 1.6% increase over the previous year is the second lowest increase since 2016.

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Alberta wage growth among the worst since 2019

Since July 2019, the month when the UCP implemented their so-called Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta was one of only 2 provinces that saw its average wage increase by less than $100 a week.

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9 Alberta communities lost ER service in September

One other community had lost ambulatory care, two lost obstetrical care, and a third had their hospital closed entirely.

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Alberta lost 13,000 full-time jobs last month

Alberta has lost over 32,000 full-time jobs in just two months.

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AB saw largest loss in active businesses since May

Between June 2019—the last month before the Job Creation Tax Cut came into effect—and June 2022, Alberta saw the largest loss in the number of active businesses of all the provinces in Canada.

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New agreement for AB doctors won’t cover inflation

Alberta doctors recently voted in favour of a new agreement with Alberta Health, which will see funding increases that will be insufficient for addressing inflationary pressure.