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Canada 'The message is solidarity': Rally takes aim at Alberta budget

09:45  03 november  2019
09:45  03 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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View this message in English. Текущий язык просмотра YouTube: Русский. Many of the 200 southern Wisconsin educators, administrators, parents and students attending a so-called pro-education 'pep rally ' at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Monday took direct aim at the current legislative

We would like to thank all the activists that took part Ben Gross, Andrew Kemp, Micha Shtiebel, Chloe and Joseph. We would also like to thank David Collier who did an incredible job covering the protest and Ishmael Sali for coming down by himself (not knowing we'd be there) to protest against their hatred.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Protesters opposing the province's budget took over a lane of traffic on 107th Street on their way to the Alberta legislature.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Protesters opposing the province's budget took over a lane of traffic on 107th Street on their way to the Alberta legislature. About 100 people took to the steps of the Alberta legislature on Saturday to voice their opposition to the recent budget.

The group gathered at Beaver Hills House Park before marching along 107th Street to the legislature grounds.

Austin Johnson says he organized the rally with the help of Beaver Hills Warrior, an Indigenous-led activist group, after seeing broad discontent about the budget on social media.

"The message is solidarity for all Albertans and community," said Johnson, from Samson Cree Nation.

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He took direct aim at the David Suzuki Foundation, the Tides Foundation, Greenpeace and Leadnow, as he appealed to members to donate to the party so they can counter the millions he says those organizations will be spending, “carpet bombing us with negative advertising.” If elected premier, he

“There are major Canadian companies that have this exact risk of stranded assets and we don’t know yet how they are evaluating those risks.” Greenpeace spokesman Keith Stewart said Canadian regulators should take a lesson from New York. “New York has really taken a leadership role here

"A lot of people might feel frustrated because they thought we might have been past this or we've already overcome this as a province."

Shy Fudger used a walker as they marched toward the legislature. As a university student with a disability, Fudger was particularly concerned about cuts to post-secondary education and the government's decision to untie monthly disability benefits to inflation.

"It's just making it harder for people to exist," they said. "It's despicable. Absolutely despicable."

The government lifted a five-year tuition freeze in the latest budget, allowing post-secondary institutions to raise tuition fees by seven per cent every year for the next three years. The budget also increases student loan interest payments from prime to prime plus one per cent.

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The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in If you have a question about the European Solidarity Corps, please check the responses in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or on social media.

“ Alberta is one of the few provinces that doesn’t actually recognize psychological harassment or bullying in the workplace,” Craig Coolahan, the NDP The MLA told Alberta Morning News he’s heard from Albertans who say they support his proposed legislation. “They don’t want to see people bullied

"When you're paying thousands of dollars a semester and getting thousands of dollars in student loans, that adds up really quickly," Fudger said.

The Alberta government has defended the budget as a set of difficult, but necessary measures to return the province to surplus by the fiscal year 2022-23, and to ease the province's debt, forecast to reach $71.8 billion by the end of this year.

But Rory Gill, president of CUPE Alberta, said the government's decision to cut corporate taxes from 12 per cent to eight per cent was made on the back of the public sector.

"There will be visible, painful results of what [Premier Jason Kenney] is going to do, and it's going to affect every Albertan," Gill said.

a group of people standing in front of a sign: Shy Fudger says the budget makes life harder for students and people with disabilities. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Shy Fudger says the budget makes life harder for students and people with disabilities.

Finance Minister Travis Toews said the government will look to roll back wages across the public sector, from teachers to healthcare workers, by an average of two per cent in upcoming wage arbitration. The government is also looking to cut the public service by 7.7 per cent by 2023.

Gill said Saturday's rally was just the beginning of the resistance to those cuts.

"We need to begin open, visible resistance to the plans Jason Kenney has for Alberta," he said.

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