Tags : Shannon Phillips

Alberta NDP calls on UCP to reverse cuts to AISH

More and more Albertans are feeling the pinch in their wallets due to inflation. But those living on a fixed income may be feeling it even more particularly since the province stopped adjusting compensation according to the cost of living. NDP Finance Critic, Shannon Phillips and Marie Renaud, MLA for St. Albert, were in Lethbridge […]Read More

Alberta NDP demand more accountability, transparency from UCP on healthcare

Is Alberta’s health care crisis growing?  According to the province’s opposition NDP, it is.  Health Critic David Shepherd and Finance Critic Shannon Phillips quoted Health Minister Jason Copping saying that Alberta’s health care system is operating ‘near normal’. However they argue that this is not really the case. Bridge City News reached out to the […]Read More

Shannon Phillips’ LPS appeal denied

Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips has had her latest appeal against the Lethbridge Police Service denied by the Law Enforcement Review Board. In this case which goes back five years, Ms Phillips filed the appeal when she was unhappy with the disciplinary decisions to demote two officers who spied on her in a Lethbridge diner […]Read More

Lethbridge community leaders call for end to blockade

Alberta RCMP say the truckers near the village of Coutts decided to open a lane for both north and southbound traffic on Highway 4 near Highway 501 by the Coutts border crossing. Officials say this will allow emergency services to provide full services, border access and the flow of goods to resume. Law enforcement remain […]Read More

LPS officers admit to most misconduct allegations at ‘MemeGate’ hearing

Eight months ago, five Lethbridge Police officers were suspended after being accused of distributing inappropriate images. This quickly became known as ‘MemeGate’ In June, Constables Keon Woronuk, Matthew Rilkoff, Derek Riddell, David Easter, and Sgt. Jason Moulton had all pleaded not guilty to each of their six charges under the Alberta Police Act. Moulton also […]Read More

NDP says doctor shortage requires action from UCP

NDP Finance Critic and Lethbridge-West MLA, Shannon Phillips, had a harsh message Tuesday afternoon for the newly appointed Health Minister Jason Copping. Phillips says the Alberta government isn’t doing enough to help out residents who have been experiencing a shortage of family physicians in the city. Phillips talked with two women who said they have […]Read More

Alberta nurses hold ‘Day of Action’ protests in response to

Nurses and healthcare workers were outside Chinook Regional Hospital on Wednesday holding a ‘Day of Action’ information picket and protesting in solidarity in response to the recent wage cuts announced by the Alberta Government.    Rallies were held at hospitals throughout Alberta on Wednesday as thousands of nurses and healthcare staff gathered to protest a […]Read More

UCP firm on pay cut for healthcare workers

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Finance Minister Travis Toews visited Lethbridge discussing the current state of the Alberta economy. Kenney also addressed the ongoing negotiations with the nurses union in our province. Micah Quinn has the details.Read More

LPS Police Chief responds to allegations by Shannon Phillips

Lethbridge West-MLA Shannon Phillips spoke out at the Legislature yesterday and alleges that not one or two, but five members of the Lethbridge Police Service did searches on her multiple times. She says the actions of LPS no longer make her feel safe in her own community. Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh addressed those allegations by MLA Shannon Phillips earlier today at the LPS. He says the investigation into the allegations is ongoing, and has been turned over to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team. The Chief also acknowledged that trust has been broken between LPS and the community. Read More