NDP child care plan would build on success of pilot project

For immediate release · March 25, 2019 5:12 PM

EDMONTON - Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley has announced her party’s child care plan for the provincial election campaign. It pledges to cap costs for all existing child care spaces at a maximum of $25 per day, as well as add 13,000 new spaces, expanding on her government’s successful pilot project.

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UCP education platform misses most critical issue facing K-12 students – classroom conditions

For immediate release · March 25, 2019 2:09 PM

EDMONTON - United Conservative Party (UCP) Leader Jason Kenney announced his party’s K-12 education platform. Despite the platform containing several points, issues affecting classroom conditions were not presented as priorities.

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Advocacy groups: Good direction for long term care, but beds must be public

For immediate release · March 21, 2019 3:13 PM

Today, Premier Rachel Notley announced that if re-elected, the Alberta New Democratic Party is committed to building an additional 2,000 long term care (LTC) beds. The promised $170 million investment is welcome news to a system that is currently facing serious shortages.

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Public Interest Alberta urges support for Trustee Stirling’s pro-public motion

For immediate release · March 18, 2019 1:20 PM

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta, a non-partisan progressive advocacy organization,  encouraged support for Edmonton Public Trustee Bridget Stirling’s motion, to ensure the public nature of school ownership and operation:

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New campaign says “Alberta Seniors Deserve Better” in 2019 provincial election

For immediate release · March 05, 2019 10:00 AM

EDMONTON - Friends of Medicare and Public Interest Alberta premiered a series of four videos to kick off their new campaign Alberta Seniors Deserve Better, which highlights the issues facing seniors in the continuing care system, and encourages Albertans to sign a petition to call on all of Alberta’s political parties to make strengthening seniors’ care a top priority in the 2019 provincial election.

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Results of child care survey show vital importance of government's $25-a-day program

For immediate release · January 16, 2019 12:33 PM
EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta has released the results of its 2018 Alberta Child Care Survey, which gives insight into many of the problems in the province’s child care sector and shows how the government’s Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Centres program, also known as the “$25-a-day” program, is pointing the way forward in many of those areas.
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Budget 2019 should focus on strong public services and fair taxation

For immediate release · January 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Public Interest Alberta’s Executive Director Joel French attended a Government of Alberta consultation on the 2019 provincial budget hosted by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman. He presented five major points of input on the budget:

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Edmonton City Council needs a public discussion of Mayfair lease issues

For immediate release · January 07, 2019 5:18 PM

Representatives of Public Interest Alberta today called on members of Edmonton’s City Council to have an open and thorough discussion of the full range of issues related to the lease of public river valley land by the Royal Mayfair Golf Club.

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Latest report on child poverty illustrates persistent growth in number of Albertan children living in poverty

For immediate release · November 20, 2018 9:52 AM

The Edmonton Social Planning Council, Public Interest Alberta, and the Alberta College of Social Workers have jointly released a new report on the challenges faced by Albertan children and youth titled “One in Six is Too Many: An Alberta Child Poverty Report”.

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Increases to income support programs reduce poverty and correct an injustice

For immediate release · November 08, 2018 3:12 PM

EDMONTON – The Government of Alberta has introduced An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities, which if passed will increase and index income support rates for its Income Support and Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) programs. These are changes Public Interest Alberta has been advocating for years.


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