Alberta Minute: Provincial Police, Athabasca University, and a Massive Bonus Payout

Alberta Minute: Provincial Police, Athabasca University, and a Massive Bonus Payout

Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.


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This Week In Alberta:


Last Week In Alberta:

  • A summer storm led to massive hail in Central Alberta, with stones ranging from pea-sized to as large as eggs and softballs. One researcher suggested that Canada’s largest recorded hailstone fell during the storm. Property and cars were damaged, but thankfully no one was seriously injured. Unfortunately, farmers are estimating huge crop losses and insurance adjusters said the number of claims is trending upwards.

  • Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, received a huge bonus of $228,000 for her work during COVID-19. Combined with her salary of more than $363,000, Hinshaw raked in nearly $600,000. The news isn’t sitting well with Albertans, many of whom lost their jobs during the pandemic. Health care workers are also angry, on account of having been asked to take a pay cut despite busy hospitals and demanding pandemic schedules.
  • The Province butted heads with Athabasca University over the institution’s long-standing “near virtual” work plan. Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides gave the university until September to formulate a plan to have more employees physically work in the town of Athabasca, or face a cut to its $3.4 million monthly operating grant.




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