Majority of Edmontonians Want Harper Gone … But They May Get Him Anyway

Riding-by-riding poll conducted by major national polling firm paints grim picture for majority of Edmontonians who want a change of government

 

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Budget 2015 and 2016 Feedback

The Overview

 

It is clear Alberta is facing a challenging fiscal landscape. But the problem has much more to do with revenue than spending.

 

Past Progressive Conservative governments have been entirely unwilling to examine the revenue side of the ledger, which always put public service cuts squarely at the centre of the agenda. Alberta has had a long history of justifying cuts to public services. Whether it is zero-based budgeting initiatives or discussions about “trimming non-essential services,” the narrative has not been whether we will cut, but how much?

 

The new Government of Alberta has a critical task ahead as it attempts to turn the page on decades of austerity. Since being elected four months ago, it has made considerable progress in raising new revenues needed to support public programs and services. However, given Alberta’s continued reliance on high commodity prices, much remains to be done as Minister Ceci now anticipates a record budget deficit of at least $5.9 billion.

 

By eroding tax fairness, past governments have placed the new government in an extremely difficult position as it asserts the need to maintain public services and staff levels, while addressing serious revenue shortfalls.

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Workers Must Lift The Silence On Suicide

Workers Must Lift The Silence On Suicide

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Farm Workers Day 2015 - yet another year farm workers denied basic workers' rights

Farm Workers Day 2015 - yet another year farm workers denied basic workers’ rights

 

It’s time for government to act.

 

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Federal Election 2015

 Make sure you can vote in the Federal Election

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Report vindicates Albertans who rallied against Redford’s attack on public sector pensions

Far from being “unsustainable,” Alberta’s largest pension plan is very healthy – and getting healthier

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Kids Camp 2015

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21st Annual Kids’ Camp “Environment”

When: August 10 – 14, 2015
Where: Goldeye Centre near Nordegg on Goldeye Lake
Ages: 8 to 15 years

Registration has closed for the AFL Kids’ Camp, August 10 - 14, 2015. To all who have registered this year, please find camp information and forms packages that we require you to complete below by July 13th. Fax to 780-484-5928, scan and e-mail to afl@afl.org or enclose in the self-addressed envelope mailed to you.

DEADLINE to submit forms to the AFL is Monday, July 13, 2015.
If forms are not received, campers will not be able to board the buses.

CAMPER FORMS – DUE BY JULY 13, 2015

Letter to Parents of Campers

Personal Health Information Form & Camper Agreement RETURN TO AFL

Parent/Guardian Authorization Form RETURN TO AFL

AFL Image Release Form RETURN TO AFL

AFL Waiver and Release Form RETURN TO AFL

Transportation Form (bus information) RETURN TO AFL

Centre for Outdoor Education (COE) Waiver Form RETURN TO AFL

Goldeye - KODA Informed Consent Form RETURN TO AFL

Goldeye - KODA Voluntary Release & Photo Release Form RETURN TO AFL

Kids’ Camp Rules

Information about the AFL Kids’ Camp 

What to Pack for the AFL Kids’ Camp

Directions to Camp Goldeye

Goldeye Centre Map

 

LEADER, JUNIOR COUNSELLORS, NURSES FORMS – DUE BY JULY 13, 2015

Letter to Leaders, Parents of Junior Counsellors, Nurses

Personal Health Information Form (Leaders/Junior Counsellors) RETURN TO AFL

AFL Waiver and Release Form RETURN TO AFL

Centre for Outdoor Education (COE) Waiver Form RETURN TO AFL

Goldeye - KODA Informed Consent Form RETURN TO AFL

Goldeye - KODA Voluntary Release & Photo Release Form RETURN TO AFL

Parent/Guardian Authorization Form (Junior Counsellors only) RETURN TO AFL

AFL Image Release Form (Junior Counsellors) RETURN TO AFL

AFL Image Release Form (Leaders) RETURN TO AFL

Transportation Form (bus information) RETURN TO AFL

Criminal Record Check - Letters (complete if over the age of 18) RETURN TO AFL

Information about the AFL Kids’ Camp  

What to Pack for the AFL Kids’ Camp

Kids’ Camp Rules

Advice for Leaders and Junior Counsellors

Directions to Camp Goldeye

Goldeye Centre Map

The AFL Kids’ Camp is a 5-day residential program that combines summer activities with educational activities. The camp is open to children of trade unionists belonging to unions affiliated to the Alberta Federation of Labour. Learning is combined with recreational activities such as canoeing, wall climbing, hiking, rappelling, group challenges, crafts and swimming.

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Universal child care an urgent priority

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Mothers’ Day marks beginning of week of action for child care

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Kids Camp 2015

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Theme: “Environment”

The AFL Kids’ Camp is a 5-day residential program that combines summer activities with educational activities.
The camp is open to children of trade unionists belonging to unions affiliated to the Alberta Federation of Labour. Learning is combined with recreational activities such as canoeing, wall climbing, hiking, rappelling, group challenges, crafts and swimming.

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Vast majority of Albertans support workplace protections for agricultural workers

Despite years of promises, agricultural workers still excluded from provincial health and safety legislation

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