ALBERTA NEWS HEADLINES July 15, 2020

ROUNDUP OF ALBERTA NEWS

Inspired by Verna Milligan & Carol Wodak

THE COLLECTION

UCP Decisions and Impacts 2019 – 2023
2BRIEF SUMMARY OF ALBERTA’S EXPERIENCE WITH FOR-PROFIT SURGICAL CLINIC: 2000 – 2010
Clouded vision on health
Consumer report raises questions about merits of privatization
Calling for healthy answers

QUOTE:

One of the advantages we have in Alberta is our provincial lab for public health, which is in the Alberta Precision Laboratories, I just can’t say enough about the work of the lab and how amazing they’ve been.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw

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THE LEAD:

UCP Decisions and Impacts 2019 – 2023

Your Government in Action

News Reports from the past year compiled and curated by ???

A small sample

Athabasca University 7% tuition increase.

Advanced Education

Bill 12, Liabilities Management Act, says that Govt delegates are “entitled to have access to and may enter on the land and any structure on the land” without owner consent.

Agriculture and Forestry

Cuts to respite in Calgary. Children’s Cottage.

Children’s Services

Attacking journalists such as those at Medicine Hat News.

Communications and Public Engagement

Adding barriers to accessing AISH(new paperwork heavy process)

Community and Social Servs

Without announcement, the Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women said last week the Reynolds-Alberta Museum Collections Facility East project will not be proceeding at the time”. 34 Million Dollar Project.

Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

UCP cuts funding to museums and Heritage sites. It includes several of Alberta’s biggest attractions: Glenbow Museum, Drumheller’s Royal Tyrrell Museum, Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum, and World Heritage Site Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

Economic Development, Trade and Tourism

After cutting EDUCATION SECTOR workers, the UCP finally cuts funding to the CEC (ENERGY WAR ROOM) remaining 3 months of their budget by 90%.

Education

Minister Sonya Savage makes international news after her comments of how “Now is the time to build a pipeline since COVID-19 makes it so people cannot protest.”

Energy

After promising Alberta’s strong environmental laws would be protected, Kenney & Nixon quietly sign a bill saying they don’t matter during COVID19. O&G can now operate with impunity

Environment and Parks

After telling the entire province about phase one reopening, Jason Kenney tells Calgary it will not open. While it is safe, Kenney could have told Calgary and Brooks earlier than 24 hrs before the deadline. Many businesses and restaurants had already prepped for opening. Results could be disastrous for restaurant owners with perishables going to waste.

Executive Council

Cut Northern Allowance for childcare workers in Fort McMurray.

Health

Ceased Indigenous Land Acknowledgements.

Indigenous Relations

Bill 1 which looks to remove protest rights. at any place the government deems an essential service.

Justice and Solicitor General

Elimination of the Provincial STEP program, a summer student program that employed many post-secondary students from May to August.

Labour and Immigration

Associate Minister Jason Luan announces Mental Health Action Plan for 53 million dollars. Uses Big White Wall -Ontario Business. InnoWell – Australian business

Mental Health and Addictions

Higher property taxes via funding cuts to municipalities.

Municipal Affairs

Government is acting quickly to improve employment rules to protect Albertans by implementing paid job-protected leave. Due to Coronavirus. Became unpaid leave.

Public Service Comm

Cutting the Rental Assistance Program by 24%

Seniors and Housing

Longer working hours for drivers, as long as safety rules are being maintained

Transportation

100 million dollar bailout for O and G companies for their orphan wells.After Jason Kenney permitted the O and G companies to walk away, Liberal Federal Government provided $1.7B more to clean wells across BC, AB, and SK.

Treasury Board and Finance

UCP sells anti-Trudeau bumper stickers while demanding Trudeau help Alberta.

UCP Fundraising

Thanks and Kudos to the Curator

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