Enterprise Stories

  1. Fatal Care

    The Alberta government had dramatically under-reported the number of child welfare deaths over the past decade, undermining public accountability and thwarting efforts at prevention and reform.

    A six-month Edmonton Journal-Calgary Herald investigation found 145 foster children have died since 1999, nearly triple the 56 deaths revealed in government annual reports over the same period.


  2. Fear on the Family Farm
    The harrowing story of a man who killed his father.

    By Jana Pruden; 2013

  3. Alberta Operation
    An explanatory package on how doctors get paid in Alberta (Learn about doctor pay with a game at “Alberta Operation”

    By Keith Gerein; 2013

  4. An Open Letter to the Minister
    The Edmonton Post takes a position on the provincial ban on publishing the names of children who die while under the care of the state (related to “Fatal Care”).

    By Editorial; Feb. 25. 2013


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