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Tracy Allard, Grande Prairie
Hon. Travis Toews, Grande Prairie-Wapiti, Minister of Finance
Todd Loewen, Central Peace-Notley
Hon. Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education
NDP Education Critic, Sarah Hoffman
Premier Jason Kenney
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ATA president Jason Schilling says the Association supports school boards that have decided not to pilot this draft curriculum, and he calls on all school authorities to refrain from directing their teachers to participate in piloting.
“Teachers who believe this curriculum is unsound and potentially damaging to student learning have the professional responsibility and moral right to refuse to participate in voluntary piloting. The government and school boards must respect the decision of individual teachers to not participate in piloting.”
—Jason Schilling, ATA president
Financial Wellness 101
The two-hour Financial Wellness 101 session presented by Capital Estate Planning and the MNP Debt Group is built to give you tools to take control of your financial situation.
There are two different sessions planned, both beginning at 10 AM. Links to register for these sessions are as follows:
May 8th: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/financial-wellness-101-with-capital-estate-planning-and-mnp-debt-tickets-140149353489
A Zoom link to the session will be sent out to all registrants closer to the date of the session.
We said hands off our pension! They said we would still control how our money was invested. But we were betrayed. Promise made. Promise broken.
On December 23, 2020, Finance Minister Travis Toews signed a ministerial order imposing an investment management agreement (IMA) between the Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund (ATRF) and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). According to ATRF, the forced IMA includes a recognition that the ATRF board will establish the investment policy to direct how plan assets are managed, but the full discretion of the board in establishing and executing the investment policy will be restricted. Effectively, the government has given AIMCo a veto. This directly contradicts what was promised by Minister Toews, Premier Jason Kenney and UCP MLAs.
Visit #HandsOffMyPension for more information and to contact your MLA.
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