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Federal budget 2014 favours seniors, not youth

| February 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Federal budget 2014 favours seniors, not youth

Retirees enjoy plenty of benefits in federal budget 2014 By Paul Kershaw   If there is one thing we can take away from federal budget 2014, it is that the government continues to prioritize our aging population over adapting to new problems facing younger Canada. Federal budget 2014 – Elderly enjoy rapid growth in spending In […]

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Federal Budget 2014: Austerity sets up 2015 election

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Federal Budget 2014: Austerity sets up 2015 election

Federal budget 2014 promises surplus next year Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s federal budget 2014 nearly balances the books this fiscal year and is expected to take Prime Minister Stephen Harper into a 2015 election sporting a surplus that could exceed $6 billion. It’s the fourth consecutive belt-tightening blueprint for Flaherty and the Conservatives. “Some people […]

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Government overspending – Who’s cleaning up the mess?

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Government overspending – Who’s cleaning up the mess?

Fiscal conservatives shouldn’t be encouraged to take on government overspending There’s an old joke about politicians: if their lips are moving, you know they’re lying. That’s especially true about government overspending. Cynicism aside, there is a class of politician in this country — you find them wanting to go to Ottawa, you find them wanting […]

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Liberal Party staff raises rile opposition group

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Liberal Party staff raises rile opposition group

IntegrityBC want Liberal Party staff raises reversed IntegrityBC is calling to attention the Liberal Party staff raises approved for top executives of the BC government. They say the increases should be reversed and be put under review by an independent committee. “In only one week, the BC Liberal party managed to mug senior citizens confined […]

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Letter to editor: Art cuts in Calgary are a disgrace

| May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Letter to editor: Art cuts in Calgary are a disgrace

Art cuts in Calgary and Alberta cut us off from connection to our roots and seed I am so disgusted with the stance on arts in Calgary and the province. There are minimal tax breaks for film productions. Mount Royal University is closing part of its arts program. What a disgrace. The arts are the poignant forms of human expression. […]

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Redford budget brochure mails this week, Liberals urge ‘Send-it-back’

| May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
Redford budget brochure mails this week, Liberals urge ‘Send-it-back’

Liberals urge Albertans to take Redford budget brochure and ‘Send-it-back’ This week, Albertans will receive Premier Alison Redford’s eight-page, full-colour brochure that highlights the most recent budget. The Redford budget brochure is being mailed to 1.2 million households in Alberta. The Alberta Liberal Party isn’t too happy with the Redford budget brochure, which will cost taxpayers $350,000. They […]

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Mount Royal University cuts hurt jazz music scene in Calgary

| April 29, 2013 | 2 Comments
Mount Royal University cuts hurt jazz music scene in Calgary

International Jazz Day showcases artists hurt by Mount Royal University cuts My personal connection to jazz in Cow Town goes back about four years when I suddenly found myself in the role of impresario for a jazz night at the now defunct Metropolitan Grill on 17th Avenue. It went on for a year and a half, […]

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Kathleen Wynne fretting over upcoming Ontario budget

| April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kathleen Wynne fretting over upcoming Ontario budget

Kathleen Wynne faces major political test over budget It’s a tough time to be in power. Ask British Columbia’s Liberal premier, Christy Clark, who’s fighting not only to keep power but her own seat. Ask Alberta’s Progressive Conservative premier Alison Redford, who’s not only facing opposition from all sides, but noises in her own party that […]

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What are we prepared to do about Mount Royal University cuts?

| April 23, 2013 | 7 Comments
What are we prepared to do about Mount Royal University cuts?

Nothing seems to be getting done about Mount Royal University cuts to the arts On Friday I took part in the Lawson Lundell Celebrity Hors D’oeuvres event in support of Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP). The event pairs local celebrities like yours truly with local restaurants – this year I was with Taste, a good restaurant […]

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Mount Royal University cuts: Students hold sit-in protest

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mount Royal University cuts: Students hold sit-in protest

Students protest Mount Royal University cuts with sit-in protest at MRU library Mount Royal University students held a sit-in protest in the library in opposition to provincial funding cuts to post-secondary education. The sit-in protest targeted the lack of funding to commence MRU’s new library project, which the university says was promised in Alison Redford’s […]

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