Alberta health minister announces new physician funding framework

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Alberta government ends master agreement with doctors; new rules coming April 1

The Alberta government, fresh off failed contract talks with doctors, is ending its long-standing master agreement with them and putting new rules in place April 1. Changes include new fee rules on extended patient visits that doctors have already said…

Alberta NDP urges UCP to rethink changes to Seniors Drug Benefit Program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 5, 2020 5:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s Opposition NDP says changes to drug plan benefits affecting 60,000 people are not only…

Alberta provincial government asks for feedback on municipal election rules

The United Conservative government wants to hear from Albertans — including voters, elected officials, community advocacy groups and campaign volunteers — about the rules that govern municipal and school board elections. For one month, between Feb. 4 and March 4,…

Arbitrator decides some Alberta public sector workers will get raise; UCP says job cuts possible

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2020 9:55 pm Updated January 31, 2020 9:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s largest public sector union says an independent arbitrator…

Mediator brought in to break logjam in contract talks between doctors and Alberta government

The Alberta government and physicians are bringing in a mediator to help break a logjam in talks on a new master agreement. Health Minister Tyler Shandro says while there has been progress, the two sides have been unable to reach…

Panel reviewing Alberta curriculum urges focus on standardized testing, basic learning

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 29, 2020 1:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A panel reviewing Alberta’s education curriculum is urging the province to stick to the basics,…

Alberta might extend Feb. 28 deadline for high-tech panel report

By Global News Posted January 27, 2020 1:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s economic development minister says she’s open to extending the deadline for a looming benchmark panel report…