Best of Alberta Primetime
Original Air Date:
Monday, September 03, 2012
Bullied in Alberta
Fifty-two per cent of Albertans report being bullied as a child or teen, according to a recent survey conducted for Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada.
While several provinces are introducing legislation to combat bullying, including Alberta’s Bill 2, some advocates say it's time for a national strategy and social education. 58 per cent of Albertans surveyed would take that a step further and make bullying a crime.
Has bullying become more prevalent in Alberta? Will prevention or punishment combat the problem? Is it time to take a harder line?
Someone who knows what it's like to be bullied – and isn't taking it any more – Yukon Jack has this Open Mic.
Employment Insurance: helping or hurting unemployed Canadians?
Statistics Canada says 15,750 people in Alberta applied for Employment Insurance in March, yet there are about 30,000 jobs up for grabs in our province right now.
Federal reforms to EI are designed to crack down on frequent claimants and those who refuse jobs. Critics of the changes argue they favour business and those already working, most.
Will the proposals put unemployed Albertans in jobs few want? Will they depress wages for everyone? Do the proposed changes mainly serve the workers who pay into EI and never use it?
Pizza Sauce as a Vegetable?
American school lunches - which are paid for by the government, are required to have a minimum serving of vegetables. Two tablespoons of tomato sauce on a pizza is being counted as a serving.
Here to weigh in on this nutritional debate is our Health Panel - Lalitha Taylor, Registered Dietician; Dr. David Richmond, Naturopath; and Psychologist Dr. Ganz Ferrance.
Antique Tractor Ride
Classic car fanatics aren't the only ones who take their prized possessions out for a spin - so do many antique tractor enthusiasts. Alberta Primetime goes along for a ride with a Westlock family in this Around Alberta.
Have Your Say
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Is target marketing going too far?
A Sherwood Park woman has taken on the remarkable task of rescuing and caring for injured, mistreated, and unwanted horses—going so far as to take in over one hundred at one time.