The Kenney Government has failed to address the growing housing crisis

For immediate release · December 10, 2021 3:08 PM

EDMONTON - In response to the passing of Bill 78, the Alberta Housing Amendment Act, Public Interest Alberta’s Executive Director Bradley Lafortune issued the following statement: 

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Housing Rights Advocates “Evict” the Provincial Government

For immediate release · November 22, 2021 2:30 PM

EDMONTON -  To mark National Housing Day, housing rights advocates gathered on the steps of the Legislature building to “evict” the provincial government for their doomed-for-failure affordable housing strategy and lack of urgency in addressing the housing emergency in Alberta. 

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Child care advocates celebrating a historic win in Alberta

For immediate release · November 15, 2021 9:27 AM

EDMONTON - In response to the announcement of a child care agreement between the Alberta provincial government and the federal government, Public Interest Alberta’s Executive Director, Bradley Lafortune, issued the following statement:

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The provincial government must immediately take further steps to enshrine housing as a human right

For immediate release · November 01, 2021 3:30 PM

Following Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon’s tabling of Bill 78, the Alberta Housing Amendment Act, and the release of the provincial affordable housing strategy, Public Interest Alberta Executive Director Bradley Lafortune issued the following statement:

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206 Candidates in Alberta Municipal Elections Pledge to Publicly Disclose Their Donors and Advocate for Campaign Finance Transparency

For immediate release · October 15, 2021 9:32 AM

EDIT (October 18, 2021) - An additional number of candidates have signed on to the agreement. The total is now 206, including submissions from Craig Curtis (Red Deer Council Candidate), Trisha Estabrooks (Edmonton School Board Trustee Candidate), and Grace Yan (Calgary Mayoral Candidate). 

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta, a non-partisan and progressive advocacy organization, has released a list of 202 municipal campaigns across the province who have agreed to release their donors publicly in advance of the election. The candidates have also agreed that, if elected, they will use their platform to advocate for changes to election financing laws to require this disclosure prior the election day in future municipal campaigns. Public Interest Alberta sent the pledge invitation to all candidates in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Wood Buffalo Municipality last week.

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Get Dark Money out of Alberta Elections: Public Interest Alberta Calls on Candidates to Release Donors and Change Financing Rules

For immediate release · October 05, 2021 9:00 AM

EDMONTON - Public Interest Alberta has called on all municipal candidates in Alberta to release their donors prior to election day on October 18th. Public Interest Alberta sent an individual pledge to all candidates in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Wood Buffalo Municipality asking two questions: "will you release your personal donors list before the election?" And, "If elected, will you work with your colleagues to change campaign financing laws to be more transparent by requiring the release of donations prior to the election?"

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Public Interest Alberta Issues Call for Secure Vaccine Certification

For immediate release · September 13, 2021 11:48 AM

Today, as anti-vaccination and anti-public health rallies are being held across the province and country, Public Interest Alberta Executive Director Bradley Lafortune made the following statement to demand the UCP government urgently implement a vaccine certification program:

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All political parties in Alberta need to do more to respond to the latest IPCC report

For immediate release · August 09, 2021 3:15 PM

EDMONTON - In response to the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Bradley Lafortune, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta issued the following statement:

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Quebec latest province to sign on to the $10-a-day child care framework, prompting yet another disingenuous response from the UCP government

For immediate release · August 06, 2021 1:58 PM

EDMONTON - In response to UCP Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz comments regarding the Quebec-Canada agreement on a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, Bradley Lafortune, Executive Director of Public Interest Alberta, issued the following:

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Public Interest Alberta Calls for Immediate Negotiations between Province and Federal Government after “Bait and Switch” Child Care News Today

For immediate release · July 23, 2021 3:00 PM

EDMONTON - In response to today’s announcement by the province that they had reached a new agreement regarding child care funding, Public Interest Alberta Executive Director, Bradley Lafortune, released the following statement, clarifying the matter and demanding the provincial government negotiate a real new deal on child care for Alberta families:

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