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Alberta’s Affordability Action Plan Falls Short

Last week on January 9th, the UCP government announced details of the inflation relief program with applications being open on the 18th.  The program targets eligible Albertans making a household income of $180,000 a year or less and who are over the age of 65 or families with children under 18.  While the UCP’s plan to tackle inflation is a step in the right direction it does not go far enough leaving many Albertans without any relief in this inflationary crisis. The Alberta Inflation Relief Plan is a package of measures aimed at addressing the high cost of living in the province. However, the plan has been met with criticism from various quarters. One of the main criticisms is that it does not address the underlying causes of inflation in Alberta, such as high energy costs and a lack of competition in the retail sector. Additionally, the plan disproportionately benefits higher-income earners, while doing little to help low-income individuals and families. For example, low-incom