Minimum wage increase keeps working poor still struggling below the surface

For immediate release · March 18, 2008 3:46 PM

EDMONTON—“The announcement today that the minimum wage will rise from $8.00 to $8.40 per hour will provide some help for low-income Albertans, but we need to put this increase in the context of sky rocketing costs,” said Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta.

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FOIPP documents reveal game of hide and seek

For immediate release · March 07, 2008 2:55 PM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta (PIA) released the findings of their freedom of information request into the $25.9 million dollars the federal government gave Alberta in the summer of 2007 to create more childcare spaces.

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Democracy is not a monologue

For immediate release · February 25, 2008 3:00 PM

Democracy is not a monologue

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Democracy is a dialogue: your voice - our future

For immediate release · February 14, 2008 3:18 PM
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Seniors demand action on crisis in continuing care

For immediate release · February 08, 2008 3:03 PM
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Government action on childcare questions fails to pass “smell test”

For immediate release · February 07, 2008 3:21 PM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta (PIA) has just received a letter from the Information and Privacy Office stating that the government agency will not meet the thirty-day required timeline on PIA’s FOIPP request into the $25.9 million the federal government sent Alberta last summer to create more childcare spaces.

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Children and families face worsening crisis

For immediate release · February 01, 2008 3:30 PM

EDMONTON—Who Cares Alberta, a network of community human services agencies throughout Alberta, called on the government to address their crisis in attracting and retaining staff and to not compromise the vital services to children and families in need.

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It's time to invest in post-secondary education

For immediate release · January 07, 2008 3:35 PM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta, in partnership with faculty, students and staff at Alberta’s college, university and technical institutions, has launched a new advocacy campaign that calls on the provincial government and all political parties to commit to taking immediate action to build Alberta’s future by making a serious investment in our post-secondary education system.

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PIA launches More Democracy! campaign for new year

For immediate release · December 20, 2007 9:39 AM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta (PIA) today called on Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach to make a firm New Year’s resolution for a more democratic Alberta, and to stick to this commitment as a priority of his government.

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Alberta government is not making the grade on childcare

For immediate release · December 13, 2007 9:58 AM

EDMONTON—“While Premier Stelmach is saying he has completed his goals to provide quality childcare for Alberta, the reality is that Alberta continues to provide the lowest support for childcare in Canada,” said Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta.

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