Keep Investing in Alberta's Children - New Report Highlights the Path Forward to Ending Child Poverty

For immediate release · April 13, 2016 10:30 AM

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Social Planning Council, the Alberta College of Social Workers, and Public Interest Alberta released a new report, “The Path Forward: Opportunities to End Child Poverty in Alberta” on the eve of the Alberta government’s 2016 budget.

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Poll shows Albertans want carbon price revenue to support green energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transportation

For immediate release · April 13, 2016 10:29 AM

EDMONTON—A new poll asking Albertans how they would like revenue raised by a proposed carbon tax spent indicates that by more than a two-to-one margin, people favour spending it on green energy projects, transit and energy efficiency improvements.

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Oppose Motion 504, phase out funding for private schools, and end the charter school experiment: Public Interest Alberta

For immediate release · April 12, 2016 10:43 AM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta Executive Director Joel French called on MLAs and government to reject MLA Rick McIver’s Motion 504, and instead to end provincial funding for private schools and absorb charter schools into the province’s school boards.

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Throne speech protects public services but ignores childcare promise

For immediate release · March 08, 2016 4:34 PM

EDMONTON—The Speech from the Throne was delivered today by Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchell. It pledged to protect health care and education in the face of the government’s severe revenue shortage.

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Public Interest Alberta calls for citizen engagement in democratic reform

For immediate release · February 19, 2016 11:52 AM

EDMONTON—Representatives of Public Interest Alberta today released a proposal for democratic reform related to the province’s electoral system and its campaign and party finance legislation, and called for strong citizen engagement in the coming months to make democratic renewal a reality.

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Human health and economy win with coal phaseout, but shift to natural gas raises concerns: business, labour, NGOs

For immediate release · November 30, 2015 3:37 PM

EDMONTON—Members of the Alberta Green Economy Network (AGEN), a diverse coalition of Alberta-based green businesses, labour unions, NGOs, First Nations and Métis supporters, released the following statement in response to the government’s announcement on renewable energy:

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Alberta Green Economy Network: Climate plan a hopeful day for green jobs in Alberta, but falls far short of UN targets

For immediate release · November 22, 2015 1:24 PM

EDMONTON—Members of the Alberta Green Economy Network (AGEN), a diverse coalition of Alberta-based green businesses, labour unions, NGOs, and First Nations supporters, released the following statement in response to the government’s climate announcement.

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Nearly one in five employed Albertans earn low wages: 2015 Low Wage Labour Report

For immediate release · September 11, 2015 5:01 AM

EDMONTON—Following the Labour Day long weekend, Public Interest Alberta released new Statistics Canada data showing 362,400 (18.9% of all employed workers) earn $15 per hour or less. Of that number, 123,700 workers live in the Edmonton area, and 122,100 live in the Calgary area.

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‘Christmas in July’ continues with federal P3 transit funding announcement in Calgary

For immediate release · July 27, 2015 10:22 AM

EDMONTON—On Friday the federal government announced $1.53 billion for Calgary’s Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project through PPP Canada Inc., which provides funding to projects via public-private partnerships (P3s).

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Minimum wage increase a positive step for Alberta

For immediate release · June 29, 2015 11:11 AM

EDMONTON—Representatives of Public Interest Alberta were pleased to learn today that the Alberta Government will increase the minimum wage to $11.20/hour as a first step toward raising it to $15.00/hour by 2018 and will immediately begin a two-year phase out of the two-tier minimum wage for employees who serve alcohol.

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