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Why labour parties can’t get elected in Canada

I wonder if the whole Anyone But Conservatives hurts labour in the long run.

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Alberta to explore nuclear energy development

Last week, the Government of Alberta announced that they’ll be entering a memorandum with 3 other provinces to explore nuclear energy. Those provinces—New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan—entered an MOU this past December to explore nuclear energy. This update will functionally bring Alberta into the mix. In November 2018, the Trudeau government outlined recommendations for collaboration […]

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Responding to the economic myths of Alberta’s trade minister

Tanya Fir released a statement last week regarding the jobs update from StatsCan. Given that she left out some information, I thought I’d take the liberty to respond.

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A year after the Job Creation Tax Cut, Alberta has over 200,000 fewer full-time jobs

And that’s despite increases over the last two months. Even if you ignore job losses during the pandemic, we’re still short 52,600 full-time jobs.

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What the UCP government left out from their statement on physician pay

The UCP government recently published a statement regarding some new CIHI data regarding physicians in the country. The statement makes some claims that I wanted to clarify.

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Why the UCP are investing $40M into postsecondary infrastructure

The government will be shelling out over $39M for 6 projects. They claim the projects will lead to 228 jobs. But there are 3 things to keep in mind.

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Comparing the economy during Notley’s & Kenney’s first years in office

Last week, I reported on Alberta’s economic environment for 2019. I also framed the story as the economy under Jason Kenney’s first year. Someone asked me to do the same thing for Rachel Notley’s first year.

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UCP announces capital funding they announced in February

But the projects better not create permanent, full-time jobs.

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Chair announced for new Invest Alberta connected to $55,000 in PC & UCP donations

As I reported earlier, the corporation will be governed by a board of directors, including a chair and vice-chair. That board was approved today.

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New poll shows UCP winning next election, yet most voters want new government

UCP have been losing support since they were formed in 2017, while NDP have been gaining support.