Hinton needs long-term care now

For immediate release · December 05, 2016 8:36 AM

EDMONTON—Family members with loved ones in care in Hinton were joined this morning by Public Interest Alberta Executive Director, Joel French, and Friends of Medicare Executive Director, Sandra Azocar, to call on the provincial government to take action to support Hinton residents in need of long-term care.

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Survey of child care operators shows need to address affordability, accessibility, and quality

For immediate release · December 02, 2016 8:40 AM

EDMONTON—Today Public Interest Alberta, in partnership with the Terra Centre for Teen Parents and Early Childhood Development Support Services, released the results of a province-wide survey of child care operators. The responses highlighted concerns related to accessibility, affordability, and quality of early learning and child care in Alberta.

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Proposed reforms a big step forward for democracy in Alberta

For immediate release · December 01, 2016 9:04 AM

EDMONTON—Representatives of Public Interest Alberta applauded the Government of Alberta for the November 28 announcement of reforms it is proposing to campaign and party financing laws.

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Child care announcement a significant step in the right direction

For immediate release · November 15, 2016 9:37 AM

EDMONTON—Today the Government of Alberta announced funding for up to 18 Early Learning and Child Care Centres, focusing on creating new spaces that are both affordable and high quality.

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Public lands should be for public not private interests

For immediate release · October 30, 2016 10:00 AM

EDMONTON—A coalition of organizations led by Public Interest Alberta and the Edmonton and District Labour Council today called on Edmonton City Council to reverse the decision to sell two pieces of public land to private schools.

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Parkland report on elder care shows clear need for public long-term care and revenue solutions

For immediate release · October 25, 2016 10:00 AM

EDMONTON - Today the Parkland Institute issued a new report, Losing Ground: Alberta's Residential Elder Care Crisis, which shows a clear need for reforms of Alberta’s seniors’ care system.

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Minimum wage increase comes at the right time for Albertans in need

For immediate release · September 30, 2016 10:00 AM

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta is pleased with the Government of Alberta's decision to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018.  Tomorrow, the minimum wage will increase by one dollar to $12.20 per hour and the liquor server rate will be eliminated.

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Nearly One in Five Employed Albertans Earn Low Wages

For immediate release · September 01, 2016 6:09 AM

In the lead up to Labour Day weekend, Public Interest Alberta, in partnership with the Alberta College of Social Workers, released new data on low-wage workers from Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey. It shows that 354,700 workers, making up 18.6% of employed Albertans, earn $15 per hour or less.

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Not all school boards' Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policies make the grade

For immediate release · August 30, 2016 6:16 AM

Today Public Interest Alberta and the University of Alberta’s Dr. Kristopher Wells, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies, released Making the Grade, an analysis of four Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policies that school boards have submitted to Alberta Education.

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Minimum wage increase helps Albertans who need it most

For immediate release · June 30, 2016 5:21 PM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta joined the Minister of Labour for her announcement this morning on the roll-out of the government's plan to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage by 2018.

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