Many college and university students facing higher debt, says new report on Canada's student loan system

For immediate release · September 22, 2010 6:53 AM

As students in Canada’s post-secondary institutions settle into the new academic year, a new report from the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) shows that many of them are taking on higher debt-loads than in the past. Tallying the Costs of Post-secondary Education: The Challenge of Managing Student Debt and Loan Repayment in Canada delves into the current state of the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) and examines the impact it is having on the present and future lives of Canadian students.

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Parents scramble amid allegations of forced feedings, mistreatment

For immediate release · July 14, 2010 2:17 PM

Stony Plain daycare ordered to close

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Agencies cut while government pays down deficit for management pension plan

For immediate release · June 16, 2010 10:40 AM

EDMONTON—Agencies that provide support and programs for adults with developmental disabilities have over the past month had no other option but to sign contracts that cut a further $6 - 8 million from front-line services (on top of the over $10 million in cuts from last year), as the government attempts to deal with various "cost pressures" including addressing the deficit in the management pension plan.

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Too many Albertans struggling on low incomes

For immediate release · June 15, 2010 10:13 AM

EDMONTON—New statistics being presented today to the Alberta Government committee reviewing the minimum wage policy reveal that the province has 223,600 people (13.7% of all employed Albertans) earning less than $12 per hour and 112,200 earning less than $10 per hour.

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Cuts to Calgary PDD agencies questioned

For immediate release · March 24, 2010 8:57 AM

EDMONTON—"The Minister of Seniors and Community Supports needs to be transparent and honest about cuts to programs and agencies funded through the six People with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) community boards" says, Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta.

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Legal action launched to challenge Alberta election failures

For immediate release · December 21, 2009 2:42 PM

EDMONTON—A legal action has been launched calling for a judicial declaration to deal with mismanagement and political influence related to the March, 2008 Alberta provincial election.

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Albertans call on governments to work together to establish a Poverty Elimination Strategy

For immediate release · November 24, 2009 9:12 AM

EDMONTON—A provincial network of people and organizations is calling upon the provincial, federal and municipal governments to work together with community organizations and others to develop a plan to eliminate poverty in Alberta.

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Government underspends on childcare by $19.2 million

For immediate release · October 02, 2009 2:05 PM
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Documents reveal cuts, deregulation and privatization of long-term care

For immediate release · September 22, 2009 12:00 AM
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Childcare funding lowest in Canada

For immediate release · September 16, 2009 2:12 PM

EDMONTON—Statistics released yesterday in a new national study on early childhood education in Canada by the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, show that Alberta still provides the lowest support to childcare of all the provinces.The report shows that Alberta spent $195/child under 12 years of age (national average = $663/child), and only provides $1429 per licensed childcare space (national average = $3560).

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