Hey, Hi, Hello! The Government of Alberta recently introduced Bill 15 the “Choice in Education act” which they claim is intended to offer parents in Alberta more “choice” in how their children are educated. According to the Government of Alberta the Act is intended to “strengthen Alberta’s successful history of educational choice, including public andContinue reading “So many choices!”
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Is it time for Canadian Mincome?
Hey, Hi, Hello! With millions of Canadians facing the challenges presented due to the COVID19 pandemic and economic crash, the idea of a Universal Basic Income is gaining popularity. More than a million Canadians have lost their jobs since March, prompting the Government to roll out benefits to support people in the meantime. Prof. EvelynContinue reading “Is it time for Canadian Mincome?”
Trouble on the front lines Part 3
The UCP attack on healthcare continues with physicians being forced to limit their services, give up their hospital privileges and close their offices due to financial challenges caused by recent cuts and changes to physician compensation. There are reports of doctors reducing their services or leaving their regions in Rimbey, Settler, Sundre, Lac la Biche,Continue reading “Trouble on the front lines Part 3”
Tell me lies
Hey, Hi, Hello! As people have been self isolating and trying to manage all the effects of this pandemic, one of the things we’ve all been hoping for is that some lessons will come out of this that will make life better for people after this is over. There’ve been a lot of people sayingContinue reading “Tell me lies”
Reaching and Overreaching
Hey, Hi, Hello! Lately it’s been a challenge to keep up with the antics of the UCP. We’ve been forced to set aside some of our very valid concerns and focus our energies on, you know, violations of the Charter and Ministers abusing their power and harassing doctors. As a result some important topics haveContinue reading “Reaching and Overreaching”
The slow poisoning of Alberta’s politics
Hey, Hi, Hello! While many of us are struggling to keep up with the daily bombardment of bad decisions, power grabs and now sponsored ad content (hello Shopify) from our provincial government, it’s sometimes hard to remember that Jason Kenney isn’t where our trouble started. He’s a symptom of a bigger problem. The new UCPContinue reading “The slow poisoning of Alberta’s politics”
Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet. A #Shandemic.
Hey, Hi, Hello, If you’ve been following my series “Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet”, you’ll know that the story that the CBC published today about health minister Tyler Shandro is not news to me. Now that it’s news to everyone else though, let’s take a look at what has gone down withContinue reading “Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet. A #Shandemic.”
Brouhaha at the Border?
Hey, Hi, Hello I’ve noticed a lot of concern on twitter about the US stationing troops at their border and I have some thoughts, but first, let’s get what details we can together. Based on reports that I’ve read, the US is looking at placing about 1,000 troops 25km from the border and using sensorsContinue reading “Brouhaha at the Border?”
Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet. Part 3
Hey, Hi, Hello If you’ve been following this series, you know that over the last few days I’ve been receiving a lot of tips and stories from people about how the Government of Alberta representatives and ministers have been interacting with the people they are supposed to serve. One tip in particular inspired me toContinue reading “Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet. Part 3”
Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet. Part 2
Hey, Hi, Hello Yesterday I wrote a piece introducing us to the pattern of Government intimidation we’ve been seeing in Alberta. I outlined a few public cases that illustrated the types of behaviors I’ve seen from government representatives in my province that I find concerning and I asked people to share their stories with me,Continue reading “Government Intimidation in the age of the Internet. Part 2”