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Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Finance Minister Travis Toews fired off an intemperate press release last week attacking the nurses' union for refusing to agree to put off contract negotiations until after the COVID-19 crisis.
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David J. Climenhaga | "You are wasting precious N95 masks that are not necessary for the activities depicted in these photos," read a comment on the premier's Facebook page.
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Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews speaks about budget 2019. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's public disparagement of nurses is a troubling development, which shows just how cocksure the party is right now as it sets about dismantling public health care.
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The amusing staged photo of part of UNA's bargaining team that accompanied the union's news release yesterday. Photo: United Nurses of Alberta.
David J. Climenhaga | If you care about health care, you've got to have a bad feeling about how this is all going to end.
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David J. Climenhaga | "Public sector bargaining is one of the progressive left's proudest achievements in Canada," Brian Topp once observed. "It is also perhaps our greatest gift to the political right."
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Premier Ralph Klein's massive reduction in nursing hours in the early 1990s created a new Alberta deficit -- a deficit in nursing care.
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David J. Climenhaga | The passage of Bill 10 is a step forward. But it won't succeed without monitoring and a willingness to push back if the government fails to live up to its commitment.
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H.G. Watson | Over the course of the next six months, we're going to find out how far freedom of association extends -- and the results are going to have big impacts on the labour movement.
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's best-read blogger -- Alberta Health Services CEO Stephen Duckett -- gets it off his chest about the media.