David J. Climenhaga

David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work as communications director of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which with more than 73,000 members is Alberta's largest union and Canada's 10th largest. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues. Contact: albertadiary @ gmail.com

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Aug 16, 2021
Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw walks back the plan to end COVID testing and tracing in Alberta as Education Minister Adriana LaGrange looks on at Friday's news conference (Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr).

Alberta government walks back plan to end COVID testing

David J. Climenhaga
It's hard to imagine Albertans are going to like the idea of paying nurses from other provinces more while trying to cut the pay of nurses who live here and spend their money in Alberta.
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Aug 12, 2021
Nurses on an information picket line. Image: David J. Climenhaga/Used with permission

Alberta nurses protest while Kenney doubles down on cuts

David J. Climenhaga
It's hard to see how declaring war on nurses and throwing the public health care system into chaos as the global COVID-19 pandemic stubbornly continues to make people sick is a good look.

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