For Immediate Release | April 08, 2010

Refurbish and expand Alberta Hospital Edmonton: new research released

EDMONTON – As Alberta Health Services prepares to release its 2010 capital plan, new research released today by the U of A’s Parkland Institute makes the case for refurbishing Alberta Hospital Edmonton and not closing any acute care mental health beds. This morning the Institute released a fact sheet entitled “The Need to Redevelop Alberta Hospital” and a longer essay entitled “Living in Hope” by prominent Alberta author Curtis Gillespie.

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Op-eds | April 03, 2010

Searching for a reason for the Tories’ royalty cuts

In an expected about-face, the Alberta government effectively reversed the widely supported royalty increases that came into effect last year. According to Energy Minister Ron Liepert, it had “nothing to do with industry running the province” but “everything to do with what constituents have been telling MLAs across this province.” Except that, according to an Environics poll, a majority of Albertans—including two-thirds of Tory supporters—opposed this latest gift to the oilpatch.

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