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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Stronger democratic direction in Electoral Boundaries Commission report must be legislated by government

For immediate release · October 19, 2017 1:15 PM

EDMONTON – The Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission has issued its final report, which recommends new electoral boundaries to be adopted in time for the next provincial election.

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Nearly One in Five Employed Albertans Still Earn Low Wages

For immediate release · September 08, 2017 11:35 AM

New data shows nearly 1 in 5 Albertans still earn $15 per hour or less

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Relying on resource revenue growth the wrong path for Alberta to sustain public services

For immediate release · June 29, 2017 1:53 PM

Today, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci presented the government’s 2016-17 fiscal report to the public. It confirmed the projected deficit of $10.8 billion, and the Minister reiterated that the government’s plan to raise more revenue relies on resource revenues increasing.


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Interim report from Electoral Boundaries Commission aims for stronger democracy

For immediate release · May 26, 2017 12:04 PM

Representatives of Public Interest Alberta today congratulated members of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission on the recent release of the commission’s Interim Report.

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Urgent need for Edmonton high school spaces highlights shortage of tax revenue

For immediate release · May 17, 2017 9:45 AM

Urgent need for Edmonton high school spaces highlights shortage of tax revenue


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Government announcement improves affordability and quality of child care

For immediate release · April 06, 2017 2:01 PM

EDMONTON— Today the Government of Alberta announced the locations of 22 pilot Early Learning and Child Care Centres across the province, creating nearly 1,300 new spaces with a focus on affordability and quality.

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Catholic school boards’ “assault on academic freedom”: Public Interest Alberta

For immediate release · March 11, 2017 9:49 AM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta Board Chair Larry Booi stated today that recent letters to the President and Chancellor of the University of Alberta by Catholic boards and superintendents are “a shocking example of an assault on academic freedom in our province.”

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