Alberta Health ignored the concerns of its staff and failed to follow its formal grant processes when it awarded a $10-million grant in 2013 to Pure North, a private alternative-health foundation offering a program the department had determined was not adequately supported by science, Alberta's auditor general has found.
In opposition, the NDP clamoured for government transparency and accountability. But that was then. Now, as the ruling party, they don't seem as keen on it — even, oddly enough, when it concerns the egregious abuse of public resources that occurred under the previous government. A case in point was Wednesday's Public Accounts committee, policed by NDP MLA and acting chair Heather Sweet.
The safety of the problem-plagued Metro LRT Line is being questioned after an incident Monday in which the signalling system failed and the crossing gate inexplicably lifted as a train was about to cross a busy intersection near the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. A CBC News investigation has found this latest incident was one of at least two signalling failures since the line reached full speed earlier this year. The other incident occurred in July.
@shoffmanab still refusing to answer questions about this story: Auditor general critical of Alberta Health funding to Pure North http://www.cbc.ca/1.4548000 Her spokesperson reneged on promise to respond to interview request. #ableg
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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