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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Edmonton's new recreation centre: Just do it, but make it public

For immediate release · December 04, 2007 10:02 AM

EDMONTON—“City Council needs to look before they leap into a long-term contract with a private development consortium to build, own and operate the southwest recreation centre,” said Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta.

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Child and family poverty too high in wealthy Alberta

For immediate release · November 26, 2007 10:05 AM

EDMONTON—“It is hard to imagine that in the wealthiest province in Canada we have 64,000 children (1 out of every 12) living below the Statistics Canada’s low-income cut off (LICO After Tax), said Bill Moore-Kilgannon, the Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta.

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Taking money from childcare

For immediate release · November 20, 2007 10:09 AM

EDMONTON—“As today is National Child Day, we feel it is critical to ask the provincial government what it intends to do with the additional $25.9 million it received this summer as our share of the federal transfer to provinces to create more childcare spaces” said Bill Moore-Kilgannon, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta.

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Royalty shell game hides real loss in revenue

For immediate release · October 25, 2007 11:13 AM
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Democracy is more than voting

For immediate release · September 14, 2007 11:15 AM
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