By Noel Somerville
The many Albertans alarmed at the long and steady decline in the quality of seniors care may finally have cause for hope.
Uncollected corporate taxes and penalties surged by over 25 per cent in Alberta last year, despite a stern warning from the province’s financial watchdog that the government needs to do a better job of getting businesses to pay up.
Alberta public sector pension liabilities dropped by more than $400 million last year, prompting labour leaders to say that’s proof the planned changes to the funds by former premier Alison Redford were never necessary.
The results of an appeal on the awarding of a $3-billion Alberta Health Services deal to an Australian-based company will not be released until August, AHS says. Edmonton-based DynaLife filed the appeal in November 2014 citing concerns with the bid process for a contract to take over medical testing in the Edmonton region.