The UCP are pressing ahead on their agenda to create an Alberta Pension Plan, despite devastating new information revealing additional and significant underperformance at the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)

#ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli #canlab
The UCP government has already issued a request for proposals for a study examining how to create an Alberta pension plan. The RFP was issued on September 10th and asks for the analysis to be submitted by early 2021.
The report is required to include figures regarding the contribution rate, level of benefits to be expected, and the amount of assets and liabilities Albertans would be transferred.
The report is also expected to examine “how to ensure a smooth transition from CPP to an Alberta Pension Plan for pensioners and contributors, including businesses."
Albertans have been clear that they don’t want Jason Kenney anywhere near their retirement savings. The government's own Fair Deal Panel report showed a clear majority of Albertans did not support withdrawing from the CPP.
Since then tens of thousands more Albertans have signed the petition.
In June, a government briefing note obtained by the NDP Official Opposition showed that pulling out of the Canadian Pension Plan would lead to a $133.1 billion unfunded liability that would have to be covered by Albertans.
The UCP didn’t get the answers they wanted from the Ministry of Treasury Board and Finance, so now they’re going to spend more of Albertans' money to buy a report that delivers the answers they want.

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11 Sep
The UCP needs to immediately stop any planned cuts to AISH following reports from Postmedia that they are considering further heartless cuts to the supports Albertans with disabilities rely on.

#ableg #cdnpoli #alberta
Postmedia revealed Friday that Jason Kenney and the UCP Government are considering further cuts to AISH as part of their review of the program. Senior Sources within the Department of Community and Social Services have told the media that the cuts planned will be significant.
It is easy to be generous and kind when times are good, but it is much more difficult when times are hard. While Albertans are pulling together in the face of COVID-19, Jason Kenney is cutting support from the most vulnerable.
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14 Aug

After blocking several other key witnesses from appearing at the committee charged with reviewing Jason Kenney’s pandemic response, the UCP has scheduled Dr Deena Hinshaw’s critical testimony to happen right on top of his fiscal update.

THREAD #ableg
This is part of an ongoing effort by the UCP to limit public scrutiny of several serious failures in their pandemic response.

What does this mean?

2/ #ableg
We'll never hear from many of the central figures in Alberta’s largest & deadliest outbreaks, & now the UCP is hoping many will be listening to the Finance Minister when Dr. Hinshaw speaks.

Why? Because they don't want us to know what medical advice they ignored. 3/
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12 Aug
Let's be clear.

Minister Tyler Shandro and his staff politically interfered in a government process to secure a private hospital deal for UCP insiders.

How do we know? There's an audio recording.

THREAD #ableg #abhealth
The hour-long recording revealed that the group advancing the proposal met directly with the Minister, to secure political pre-approval of the private hospital project in advance of a competitive public procurement process.

2/ #ableg #abhealth
According to the proponents of the project, their deliberate strategy is political in nature, and designed to circumvent the traditional checks and balances that exist within government to ensure impartial contracting.

3/ #ableg #abhealth
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28 Jul

Pediatricians and school health specialists are describing the Jason Kenney's plan to reopen schools as dangerous.

They're calling on the UCP to offer more support before classes start in September

THREAD #ableg #abhealth #abed #SafeSeptember #abdocs4pkids
"This UCP plan as it stands is essentially a large, human-scale experiment without safety nets to see what will happen to kids, their teachers & their respective families. - Dr. Tehseen Ladha, a pediatrician with a Master in Public Health

2/ #ableg #abhealth #abed #abdocs4kids
She said any notion by the UCP Government that children are unlikely to be infected by the virus is highly questionable, pointing to a recent study out of South Korea that found children over the age of 9 spread COVID-19 at a rate similar to adults.

3/ #ableg #abhealth #abed
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21 Jul

Jason Kenney and Adriana LaGrange’s decision to reopen schools this fall with no additional support is dangerous.

This plan puts our kids at risk, and will deepen the pandemic.

THREAD #abed #ableg
While proper cleaning, more hand washing, daily screening, physical distancing are all necessary measures… the UCP have chosen not to invest in meaningful measures to improve school safety.

2/ #ableg #abed
There is no increase in per-capita student funding.

After a series of deep cuts to the education budget, the UCP is now asking schools to implement safety obligations in school system that has fewer resources to accomplish this task.

3/ #ableg #abed
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14 Jul
Here's how Jason Kenney is rolling out the red carpet for American-style, profit-first and people-second healthcare.

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Health care is one of the most important public investments that the government can make in Alberta.

Not only is health care literally a question of life and death, a healthy population plays an integral role in the prosperity of our province.

2/ #ableg #abhealth
And quite frankly, Medicare and the fact that we take good care of each other without worrying about how much we have in our bank accounts are some of our fundamental values as Canadians.

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