Government vow on increased beds creates doubts Doubts and question marks surround the Prentice government’s pledge this week to open hundreds of new continuing-care beds across Alberta over the next year in an urgent move to reduce hospital overcrowding and ER delays. Nearly three-quarters of the 194 long-term care spaces promised for Calgary over the next six months either represent no net increase to existing capacity, include a previously announced increase or are uncertain additions because the province’s health authority has yet to contract with the facility operator.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan resigns over letter to judge OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet is reeling from an ethical slip-up that has caused the resignation of its aboriginal affairs minister and left political critics questioning why Finance Minister Jim Flaherty hasn’t also quit. The political bombshell was [...]
Stop gouging tenants, Nenshi urges landlords Mayor Naheed Nenshi took aim at gouging landlords and urged them to stop thinking of their rental properties as “a get-rich quick scheme” during a call-in radio show on Thursday. Despite Calgary’s affordable housing crisis and hot rental market, Nenshi, a landlord himself, said he has not increased rent on his tenants in four years and he urged other landlords to follow his lead.