David Moscrop, the contributing columnist for the Washington Post and author of Too Dumb For Democracy?, says yes. Intergenerational wealth transfer is central to perpetuating wealth inequality. [...]
Erika Shaker, the national office director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, says yes. The cost of tuition shouldn’t be an entrance fee to a decent life. Most jobs that pay a [...]
Three weeks after the UCP formed government in 2019, Premier Jason Kenney struck a “blue ribbon” panel chaired by Janice MacKinnon to recommend ways Alberta could address “a critical fiscal [...]
Niels Veldhuis, the economist and Fraser Institute president says yes In June 2020 Alberta’s “Fair Deal” panel recommended that a comprehensive plan be developed to withdraw Albertans from the [...]
In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta passed its first-ever Bill of Rights. In 1972—50 years ago this year—the Alberta government introduced its first Individual’s Rights Protection Act. In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta outlawed eugenics and repealed its infamous Sexual Sterilization Act. In 1972—50 years ago this year—Alberta repealed its Communal Property Act, which ...
Hugh Mackenzie The economist and research associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says yes. Free tuition would redress a massive intergenerational inequity created over the past 30 years. In 1990–91, average university tuition in Canada was $1,464; adjusted for inflation, that would be $2,541 in 2019–20. Today the actual average ...
Herman Yellow Old Woman was asleep in his home on the Siksika reserve east of Calgary on April 7, 2020, when the phone started ringing at 5:30 a.m. It was Alison Brown, a professor of anthropology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She told Yellow Old Woman that Exeter City Council ...