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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Government follow-through on promise to reduce school fees will strengthen public education

For immediate release · March 02, 2017 4:02 PM

EDMONTON—Public interest Alberta applauded the Government of Alberta’s announcement today that Bill 1 in the upcoming legislative session will make good on its election promise to eliminate instructional supply, material, and busing fees.

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Organizations call on government to reallocate funds from private schools to public school systems

For immediate release · February 23, 2017 3:13 PM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta joined with 13 other organizations today to urge the provincial government to phase out the public funding of private schools, exempting special education schools, over three years and reallocate the money to fulfill its education-related campaign promises.

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Budget 2017 must strengthen, not weaken, public services: Public Interest Alberta

For immediate release · February 13, 2017 11:25 AM

EDMONTON—Public Interest Alberta Executive Director Joel French participated in a Government of Alberta's budget consultation this morning in Edmonton. His advice to government was to focus on three main priorities:

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Public Interest Alberta urges City Council to keep drainage public

For immediate release · January 24, 2017 1:37 PM

EDMONTON - Edmonton City Council is hosting a public hearing today on its proposal to sell $3.1 billion worth of drainage assets to EPCOR for $1.00.

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Make every vote equal in redrawing of electoral boundaries

For immediate release · January 17, 2017 12:59 PM

EDMONTON—Representatives of Public Interest Alberta urged members of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission to take action to resolve serious problems with Alberta’s current constituency boundaries.

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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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