Alberta This Week

What to Expect

With just ten days left before the cut-off to sell memberships before the leadership vote, the UCP candidates will be focused on bringing in as many supporters as possible. Last week’s leadership debate solidified the lanes each candidate is taking to make their case to party members. Campaigns will now be barnstorming the province before the persuasion and get out the vote campaign kicks in after August 12.

The Week That Was

In response to rising inflation, the Alberta government will be providing $11 million to support seniors receiving supportive and long-term care.

The province has expanded the eligibility for the moneypox vaccine. Albertans who are 18 and over and self-identify as meeting the eligibility criteria can now get vaccinated.

The Alberta government is providing $87 million over a three-year period to aid the improvement of child and youth mental health supports in schools.

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta, representing Alberta Health Services’ employees, and Alberta Health Services have reached a tentative agreement after having been without one for nearly two years. The agreement includes a 4.25 per cent pay increase and is retroactive to April 1, 2020, until March 31, 2024.

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