GRASSROOTS CALGARY CAMPAIGN URGING RESTRAINT ON ALBERTA BUDGET CUTS AFFECTING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Lee Stevens has seen firsthand the impact even the tiniest budget cuts have on the less fortunate in Calgary and across Alberta.

Stevens, a frontline Calgary social worker for nearly 15 years, said areas like affordable housing and social assistance can’t take a cut in Alberta’s upcoming budget. Prevention has a longer-term net benefit on budgets, she said...

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COALITION OF MORE THAN 30 GROUPS CALL ON UCP TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL SERVICES SPENDING

With more than $600 million in spending likely to be cut by the UCP government over the next four years, a coalition of groups from across Alberta is urging Premier Jason Kenney to maintain funding for community and social services...

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