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Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean

Parents to UCP: Show me the money

Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Alberta Premier Jason Kenney keeps saying his government did not cut education funding. Yet the following school boards have very publicly announced they will be receiving less money for the 2019-20 school year: Calgary Board of Education: $32 million less Calgary Catholic: $17 million less Edmonton […]

Bill 207 and another existential crisis

As many have pointed out over the past week since the United Conservative Party introduced Bill 207, the Bill to strengthen conscience rights for healthcare professionals, these “rights” already exist within the oversight organizations that govern the profession. As it should.  We should not, as a society, refuse […]

That’s All, Coach

My parents watched hockey, faithfully. From the basement, I could keep score by the groans/stomping/squealing/screaming upstairs. My grandmother thought Cherry was an ass. I didn’t pay much attention.  I did, however, realize that it was an important part of my family’s tradition, so to speak. So, on that […]