“Tough Choices Shouldn’t Come at the Expense of Lives”: Public Interest Alberta urges City Council to Invest in Housing Now

For immediate release · December 05, 2022 11:29 AM

EDMONTON - As Edmonton City Council enters its second full day of budget deliberations, Public Interest Alberta’s Executive Director Bradley Lafortune issued the following statement:

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“Band-aid solution”: Investment in Early Childhood Educators Needs to Go Further

For immediate release · December 01, 2022 3:27 PM

EDMONTON - Today, following sustained advocacy from the child care sector, the Government of Alberta announced a one-time payment and modest wage top-up for Alberta’s Early Childhood Educators, effective January 2023. While child care advocates are happy to see some investment into the wages of this critical workforce, the policy does not go far enough to address the working conditions of ECEs in the province.

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Child Care Advocates Demand Provincial Investment into Quality Care

For immediate release · November 30, 2022 11:59 AM

EDMONTON - To mark the National Day of Action for Child Care, Public Interest Alberta and Child Care Now Alberta joined early childhood educators, child care operators, and parents to demand that the government recognize the importance of quality in child care, and address the dire shortage of early childhood educators (ECEs). 

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“This is an Emergency”: Public Interest Alberta calls on the City of Edmonton to build housing

For immediate release · November 22, 2022 1:00 PM

EDMONTON - Today marks National Housing Day. Advocacy organization Public Interest Alberta is calling on the City of Edmonton to commit to new funding for affordable housing during the upcoming municipal budget deliberations.

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“Alberta Seniors Deserve Better”: Advocacy Organizations Demand Meeting with Minister

For immediate release · November 07, 2022 12:28 PM

EDMONTON - Friends of Medicare and Public Interest Alberta, the two advocacy organizations behind the campaign Alberta Seniors Deserve Better, have sent a letter to Jeremy Nixon, the newly-appointed Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services. The groups are demanding to meet with the minister to urgently address the state of continuing care. 

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Vacancy of Housing Ministry Cause for Alarm

For immediate release · October 21, 2022 4:04 PM

EDMONTON -  Today, Premier Smith announced her new cabinet to be sworn in this upcoming Monday. While many critical portfolios, like Health, Education, Justice, and Advanced Education, saw individual ministers slotted, there is one absence which is a major cause for alarm: housing.

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New UCP Premier Must Urgently Reverse Course on Cuts and Privatization, Invest in Public Services

For immediate release · October 07, 2022 9:05 AM

Coalition of organizations requests urgent meeting with new Premier to discuss public interest

EDMONTON - Last night, Danielle Smith became the new UCP leader and premier of Alberta. In response, Public Interest Alberta and its partners are demanding an urgent meeting with Premier Danielle Smith to renew its calls for massive reinvestment in our public services and a reversal of Premier Kenney’s failed experiments in privatization:

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Public Interest Alberta Speaks Out Against UCP Government's Sell-Off of Public Housing

For immediate release · September 23, 2022 3:11 PM

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta’s Executive Director Bradley Lafortune made the following statement in response to the UCP government’s “framework on affordable housing:”

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Public Education Advocates Demand Stop to the Curriculum

For immediate release · September 01, 2022 2:44 PM

EDMONTON -  On the first day back to school, thousands of parents and advocates are calling on the provincial government to stop the implementation of the new curriculum that has been roundly rejected by families, teachers and education experts. Instead, Public Interest Alberta, Protect Public Education Alberta, Youth Voice Alberta, and Support Our Students Alberta are demanding a process led by education experts to develop a new curriculum that will set all Alberta students up for success.

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A Just Future for All: Public Interest Alberta launches an essay contest for a positive vision for Alberta

For immediate release · August 19, 2022 10:29 AM

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta, a progressive advocacy organization, today announced the Just Future Essay Contest, a province-wide essay contest to encourage young Albertans aged 14 - 30 to share the biggest and boldest ideas for an Alberta where nobody is left behind.

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