When the weight comes down

Hey, Hi, Hello! Today Premier Jason Kenney announced 7B in funding for the Keystone pipeline and did a press conference with the CEO of TC energy, Russel K Girling, to tell us all how very essential the project is. Kenney has stooped so low that he’s started to make Doug Ford look good by comparison.Continue reading “When the weight comes down”

Won’t somebody think of the children?!

Hey, Hi, Hello, Today the Minister of Education, Adriana Lagrange, went back on her word and announced cuts to public education, resulting in approximately 25,000 people being laid off. It is no coincidence that this announcement was made on a Saturday immediately after the story of Tyler Shandro’s inappropriate behavior went public, and it isContinue reading “Won’t somebody think of the children?!”

Recap for the week of March 21st-28th

Hey, Hi, Hello This week has been a bit overwhelming and so I’ve decided to do a brief run down of what’s happened and where we’re at now. As of the writing of this post there have been no announcements about a walk back on changes to physician pay as of April 1, those changesContinue reading “Recap for the week of March 21st-28th”

Please, Sir, Can we have some Emergency Funding?

The Liberal government is trying to pass an Emergency funding bill in the House of Commons that would allow them the flexibility to provide relief funds to the Provinces more easily and quickly. Seems pretty straightforward, except that the opposition government has some concerns about the language of the bill. Conservatives have raised issue withContinue reading “Please, Sir, Can we have some Emergency Funding?”

Trouble on the Front Lines

Hey, Hi, Hello I’d like to talk a little bit about the government of Alberta’s response to the COVID19 pandemic, specifically the fact that in 8 days, healthcare workers will not know what their compensation for their time battling this public health crisis will be. It’s easy to get caught up in all the “tooContinue reading “Trouble on the Front Lines”

Time for something a little lighter

Hey, Hi, Hello! Are you self isolating, engaging in social distancing or in full lock down with kids? Is this a whole new works of insanity for you? Well, never fear! I’m going to share some of my best survival tips and tricks with you. First, on a serious note: Self Isolation can be hard,Continue reading “Time for something a little lighter”

Conservative Mismanagement

As we, here in Alberta, watch our current government work to dismantle public services in an effort to push privatization. I would like to take a quick look at the conservative legacy of privatization, both provincially and federally.  Today, after seeing the reaction of healthcare professionals online to the advertisements for Telus’  Babylon health app,Continue reading “Conservative Mismanagement”

My “fireside chat” with a UCP MLA

Hey, Hi, Hello, So today I sat down with my MLA and asked him a whole bunch of questions about the UCP budget for 2020 and how that will affect my municipality and our province overall. I apologize for the rough drafting here, I’ve never done this before and want to maintain the integrity ofContinue reading “My “fireside chat” with a UCP MLA”

Women at Work Pt. 1

The Mckinsey institute estimates that allowing women to participate fully in the workforce could add approximately 150 Billion to Canada’s GDP by 2026 with Alberta alone seeing a potential GDP increase of 21.3 Billion. But what does it mean to “allow women to participate fully in the workforce”? For starters it means removing barriers toContinue reading “Women at Work Pt. 1”