Searching for perspective on the 2019 budget cuts

The 2019 budget will most certainly bring sharp tuition increases and further financial burden for Alberta’s post-secondary students. However, the overall budget released by the United Conservative government on Oct. 24thappears to fall short of the severe cuts of the Klein era.   University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe has …

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How will the UCP government’s cuts affect students?

The United Conservative Party (UCP) released its first budget on Oct. 24th. The focus on balancing the budget by cutting spending marks a drastic departure from the previous New Democratic Party (NDP) government’s approach.   The budget has triggered outrage in the province, even though the UCP won a strong mandate …

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Calgary City Council Takes a Hit with New Arena Deal

Calgary City Council’s push to approve the new arena deal doesn’t engender much confidence from some Calgarians. With talk of cut budgets for essential services in the news and strict budgeting practices being put to essential services, many Calgarians are questioning the legitimacy of so much public money going to …

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