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…

AUMA says MacKinnon report’s approach to infrastructure cost ‘gives us pause’

The head of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association agrees with one part of the MacKinnon blue ribbon report that calls for a long-term capital spending plan that is sustainable and predictable. However, what the association that represents the cities and…

Parkland Institute calls for Alberta sales tax

In what is being sold as the “alternative” to the government-commissioned MacKinnon Report, Parkland Institute is giving its own outlook on Alberta’s finances. The MacKinnon Report, released last Tuesday, said the province has a spending problem and needs to make…

Critics blast suggestion Alberta education funding be tied to performance

Advocates fear an uneven playing field for students after the much-anticipated MacKinnon report on Alberta’s finances proposed some education funding should be tied to performance. Story continues below According to the report, the provincial government spends more than $8 billion…