“Revenue Reno” event in Red Deer calls for more tax revenue to protect and revitalize public services

For immediate release · April 25, 2018 8:55 AM

RED DEER – Public Interest Alberta hosted a public discussion in Red Deer for its Revenue Reno campaign, which aims to stimulate a broad public conversation in the province about the government’s revenue shortage and the quality of public services.

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Alberta budget problems and omissions the result of inferior tax system

For immediate release · March 22, 2018 8:13 PM

The Alberta government has released its 2018 budget, which includes effective cuts to most areas of public services, as spending fails to keep pace with inflation and population growth.
 
“The piecemeal cuts to public services in the budget take Alberta in the wrong direction, but the striking thing is what is not in the budget,” said Joel French, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta. “Absent are many things Albertans need, like improved classroom conditions in schools and addressing the shortage of long-term care beds for seniors.”

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School board policies need big changes to effectively support LGBTQ students, staff, and families before March 31 deadline

For immediate release · March 19, 2018 9:42 AM

A new report on four school boards’ policies and procedures on sexual and gender minorities points to the need for substantial changes in order to properly protect students and their rights, according to Public Interest Alberta.

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New "Revenue Reno" campaign calls for Alberta to raise more tax revenue to protect and revitalize public services

For immediate release · March 13, 2018 11:01 AM

EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta has launched a new campaign called Revenue Reno to encourage a public conversation in the province about the government’s revenue shortage and the quality of public services. The campaign emphasizes Alberta’s need to renovate its tax system with changes to personal income tax rates and the introduction of a sales tax to protect and revitalize public services.

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Organizations Propose Private School Funding be Reallocated to Improve Classroom Conditions

For immediate release · March 05, 2018 10:57 AM

EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta joined with 16 other organizations today to urge the provincial government, in Budget 2018, to reduce public funding of private schools, exempting special needs schools, and reallocate the funds to improve classroom conditions in Public, Catholic, and Francophone schools.

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Budget 2018 should focus on fair taxation to revitalize public services: Public Interest Alberta

For immediate release · January 11, 2018 12:49 PM

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta is attending a Government of Alberta consultation regarding the 2018 provincial budget in order to encourage major changes in the province’s approach to revenue and spending.

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Greater Role for Public Sector in Hinton Continuing Care Applauded

For immediate release · December 20, 2017 3:03 PM

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Friends of Medicare and Public Interest Alberta welcomes a change in continuing care today with the announcement from Alberta Health that they will now be operating the Mountain View Centre supportive living services in Hinton. The facility is currently operated by the private not-for-profit Good Samaritan Society.

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New PAC legislation makes Alberta’s electoral system more fair and democratic, but further action is required

For immediate release · December 04, 2017 4:12 PM

The Government of Alberta has announced they will introduce legislation to regulate Political Action Committees (PACs), or so-called “dark money,” in Alberta’s political system. Public Interest Alberta welcomes the changes as a necessary and important contribution to further strengthening democracy in the province.

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New Report Urges Government to Keep Investing in Alberta’s Children

For immediate release · December 01, 2017 11:35 AM

The Edmonton Social Planning Council, Public Interest Alberta, and the Alberta College of Social Workers released a new report, Keep Investing in Alberta’s Children: The Government’s Role in Ending Child and Family Poverty.

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Government adopts Seniors Task Force proposal for Resident and Family Councils in Continuing Care Facilities

For immediate release · October 31, 2017 4:42 PM

Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman has announced the government will introduce legislation in the current legislative session to give residents and their families the right to form self-governing councils in all continuing care facilities in the province, a proposal first made by Public Interest Alberta’s Seniors Task Force in its 2006 campaign entitled “Alberta’s Seniors Deserve Better.”

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