Alberta Budget 2019: Alberta to use budget to get ‘fair-deal’ for province

October 24 2019 5:53pm Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews announces money to attempt to get a fair-deal for the province. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON(…

Alberta Budget 2019: Finance Minister asks public sector to ‘work with us’

Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews asks public sector workers to work with the government during the 2019 Budget Speech. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({…

Alberta’s public sector size, pay ‘not outstanding’ compared to other provinces: Parkland Institute

Alberta’s public sector doesn’t stand out in size or compensation from Canada’s other provinces. That’s the conclusion of a study from the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute. “There’s really nothing outstanding about Alberta there in terms of the compensation of…

The MacKinnon report suggested it: But what is performance-based funding for schools and universities?

When a blue-ribbon panel was tasked with studying how Alberta could balance its budget within three years, it recommended an education funding approach that has rarely been used in Canada. The MacKinnon blue-ribbon panel report into Alberta’s spending suggested the…

Minister says action coming on MacKinnon report on Alberta’s post-secondary system

Alberta’s advanced education minister says he hopes to soon announce action on a report that characterizes the province’s post-secondary system as rudderless and rife with duplication and overlap. Demetrios Nicolaides, in the meantime, is being non-committal on how he will…

COMMENTARY: Time for a legitimate review of how AHS operates

Remember the Calgary Flames of the early 1990s or late 2000s? The teams that seemed to have so much talent and yet couldn’t get past the first round of the playoffs. The one constant every year seemed to be the…