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Athabasca University 7% tuition increase.
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.
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%.
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.”
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.
Cut Northern Allowance for childcare workers in Fort McMurray.
Ceased Indigenous Land Acknowledgements.
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.
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
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.
Thanks and Kudos to the Curator
LIVE – update from @CMOH_Alberta Dr. Deena Hinshaw and officials on #COVID19 and the ongoing work to protect public health. The latest information is also available at https://t.co/sq9X3Ixrx2 #COVID19AB https://t.co/N84NnH846F
— Alberta Government (@YourAlberta) July 14, 2020
I have heard from many parents worried about the safety of their kids especially those with disabilities. Students will need more supports in the fall – not less. Today, I asked @AdrianaLaGrange how many EAs she has rehired after laying off more than 20K this spring?#abed #AbLeg pic.twitter.com/NZuuQvjXIs
— Sarah Hoffman (@shoffmanAB) July 15, 2020