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Jul 21, 2011
Labour group seeks probe into 'misuse' of funds By Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald Ed Stelmach's program to stimulate drilling during the recession cost taxpayers $2.9 billion and failed to create promised jobs, new wells or new investment in the oilpatch...
Jul 21, 2011
By Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald; Postmedia News Many of the candidates running for the Progressive Conservative party leadership are putting the blame for this fall's anticipated teacher layoffs on their own provincial government. They say the Stelmach...
Jun 30, 2011
Province spent $1B more than budgeted on stimulus for oil and gas drilling, report shows By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal The provincial government announced Wednesday it cut the deficit by $1.3 billion to $3.4 billion in 2010-11, prompting opposition...
Jun 29, 2011
By Ryan Cormier, Edmonton Journal EDMONTON — On the last day of school for many of it students, the Edmonton Catholic school board made its planned cuts for next year official. The board passed its final budget Tuesday, which includes 97 fewer teaching...
Jun 23, 2011
By Shirley Lin, Fort McMurray Today Alberta has a revenue problem that's leading government to cut spending in public services, and that needs to change. That was the message Public Interest Alberta members conveyed to the small crowd at Waterways'...
Jun 20, 2011
Letter to the Editor, printed in the Edmonton Journal I write this letter in hope of being the voice that tips the scale. Vital Alberta early childhood education programs are facing many cutbacks, including the hours of operation. As a parent of a...
Jun 16, 2011
Fluctuating revenues lead to cuts when oil prices decline Lethbridge Herald Opinion In industries such as oil and gas, revenues can fluctuate, sometimes wildly, with the ebbs and flows of the market. For a province such as Alberta, whose revenue is...
Jun 10, 2011
Alberta needs to look at generating different revenues By Ricardo Acuña, Parkland Institute, published in Vue Weekly It may not be a popular thing to say in Alberta, and it certainly wouldn't be at the top of any political party's election platform, but...
Jun 09, 2011
By Gil McGowan, President of the Alberta Federation of LabourPrinted as a guest column in the Edmonton Journal People such as Premier Ed Stelmach and Education Minister Dave Hancock want Albertans to believe that these are tough times. They want us to...
Jun 08, 2011
By Crystal Rhyno, Red Deer Advocate Close to 800 clients with learning disabilities will need to find new support after the local chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association closes on June 17. This is the second time in three years the chapter has...
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