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On a historic day for Alberta’s children and the Alberta Legislature, Official Opposition Leader Raj Sherman’s Bill 203 to protect children from second-hand smoke in vehicles passed third reading and will come into force when proclaimed.
Alberta’s teachers are calling on the government to resist pressure from home-schooling advocates to change Bill 2, the Education Act, in ways that would erode public education in Alberta. Alberta Teachers’ Association President Carol Henderson believes the bill’s provisions related to diversity and respect are part of a sound framework for quality public education. She suggests that the real problems are with charter schools.
“AIMCo is entrusted with billions of dollars that are crucial to stability in the lives of tens of thousands of retired municipal and provincial civil servants, university employees, police officers and judges as well as the future lives of our children through the Heritage Fund,” Sherman says. You don’t borrow on those funds to try and hike your rate of return. It’s reckless and irresponsible.”
The NDP has learned that both Direct Energy and Capital Power applied in January for electricity export permits to the U.S. from Alberta. The applications indicate each company wants to be able to export up to about 34,649 GWh per year for 10 years. That’s two thirds of all the power currently consumed in Alberta.
Tweet Unfortunately, shoddy condo construction has been an issue in the constituency of Calgary Buffalo and Alberta, in general. Homeowners across this province need better protection, plain and simple.
Yes! Kent Hehr and the Alberta Liberal Party have some Big Ideas about your power bill… Electricity deregulation has not been accompanied with the promised reductions in prices - it’s time for smart changes to the system that will...
No whistleblower legislation in the offingCalgary HeraldBut for opposition parties, the issue is particularly acute in Alberta given the Health Quality Council report last month that found a culture of “fear and alienation” where some doctors and ...
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