The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Following the UCP government’s appointment of party friends and insiders to the boards of Alberta’s post-secondary institutions, there was a brief period of public outcry and controversy. There are ways to make this selection process more democratic, such as publicly electing these boards, but there doesn’t seem to be much interest from the public in having a more robust conversation about potential changes.


The room was divided during Tuesday’s public hearing as city councillors listened to opposing sides of a possible decision to add fluoride into Calgary’s drinking water once again.

On Thursday, the UCP released its first budget since taking office in the spring. The 208 page fiscal plan includes cuts across the board. Post secondary education is taking a big hit and fees are supposed to rise in a number of different areas. Mental health spending is being increased but public sector funding will be slowly decreased.

Here are five items for young people in Calgary to keep an eye on.

The Calgary Journal went live on election night with political experts, student electoral groups and journalists to discuss the election and what it means for Alberta.

The conversations centered around voter concerns and media coverage over the 40 days of the campaign.