Alberta charities lose millions in union donations over Bill 32: study

A provincial law governing union donations raises some concern, especially after a new Parkland Institute study outlines how much the law costs unions and charities. “Bill 32 is a landmark piece of provincial government legislation aimed at changing a wide variety of laws related to unionization, union behavior and labor standards,” said study author and … Read more

Monday no public holiday in Alberta due to ‘day of mourning’ over the death of Queen

Alberta has followed the example of the federal government and declared Monday, September 19, a provincial day of mourning “in solemn recognition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”. However, it is not considered a legal holiday. Read more: Canada announces a public holiday to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth. Here’s Who Gets It read … Read more

Alberta must change tactics to improve 5-11 COVID vaccination rate: study

To improve vaccination coverage against COVID-19 in children between the ages of five and 11 in Alberta, communication needs to change and injections must be made more accessible, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Alberta. And with booster doses going to kids in the same age group on Wednesday, an … Read more

Kenney Announces $13.2 Billion Surplus Ahead of Alberta’s Fiscal Update

Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney says the province is on track for a $13.2 billion surplus this fiscal year. It’s an exponential escalation from the $511 million surplus forecast when the provincial budget was enacted in February. “Of course a lot of that is due to the growth in commodity prices and royalty income,” Kenney, … Read more