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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Post-Secondary Education in Alberta After the Provincial Election

In August, The Weal spoke with Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides and Saitsa VP External Garrett Koehler to determine what impacts students will feel after the results of this past spring’s Alberta provincial election. “One of our immediate priorities is to strengthen apprentice learning in the post-secondary system,” Nicolaides told …

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Alberta Election Q&A: Apathy is Boring’s Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng, VOTE Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Apathy is Boring, talked with the Weal’s Publications Coordinator last month during the SAIT Students’ Associations Executive Council election. With Alberta provincial election season in full swing, read below what Andrew had to say about Apathy is Boring and their involvement in Elections Alberta.    …

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