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Alberta bans lanyards from all schools

Alberta bans lanyards from all schools | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Lanyards are being banned by schools across the province after a Grade 3 student was critically injured by one.
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I don't know what to say...this is tragic.

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Premier Notley responds to Trump’s travel ban ‘Alberta embraces the value of diversity’

Premier Notley responds to Trump’s travel ban ‘Alberta embraces the value of diversity’ | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
As U.S. President Donald Trump works on a new executive order to replace his controversial directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, Albert…
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Graham Thomson: Alberta PC party careening down the tracks to leadership vote

Graham Thomson: Alberta PC party careening down the tracks to leadership vote | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
If you want a better idea of what’s happening in the race for the leadership of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party, think of it as a runaway train filled with dynamite that’s rushing down the tracks towards a bridge that’s on fire. And everyone on board is having a fist fight.
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NDP ministers scale back from international travel spending of Tories

NDP ministers scale back from international travel spending of Tories | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
As Premier Rachel Notley makes plans to visit Washington, D.C., figures released on the NDP government's international travel spending are well below those of previous Progressive Conservative governments.
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Premier Notley reveals new initiative to combat racism in Alberta

Premier Notley reveals new initiative to combat racism in Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Premier Rachel Notley says the Alberta
government plans to take new steps to combat
racism in the province.
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Labour Minister Christina Gray and Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda will be responsible for the new initiatives, which will be rolled out "in the weeks and months to come." The premier visited an Edmonton mosque and attended a vigil for the Quebec City victims on Monday. She spoke personally to Quebec Premier Philipe Couillard Thursday to offer Alberta's condolences.
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Graham Thomson: Year of the Rooster? In Alberta, it's the Year of the Public Sector Contract Talks

Graham Thomson: Year of the Rooster? In Alberta, it's the Year of the Public Sector Contract Talks | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
We are just beginning the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese calendar. Politically speaking, though, we in Alberta are well into the Year of the Contract Negotiation.
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Canadians Remind Kenney Of His Complicated Past With Muslims

Canadians Remind Kenney Of His Complicated Past With Muslims | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Is this the same Jason Kenney?
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Paula Simons: Child death review panel opens with disturbing new numbers

Paula Simons: Child death review panel opens with disturbing new numbers | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The most disturbing thing we learned at the child intervention review panel wasn't the number of children who've died in provincial care.
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Alberta PC Leadership Contender Drops Out Of Race Filled With 'Vitriol'

Alberta PC Leadership Contender Drops Out Of Race Filled With 'Vitriol' | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Stephen Khan had said he was running to rebuild, not merge the Conservative party.
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Just the (alternative?!) facts, ma'am: Why there's so much carbon tax confusion

Just the (alternative?!) facts, ma'am: Why there's so much carbon tax confusion | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Complicated and often unpopular, carbon taxes are already ripe for misunderstanding, a vulnerability that's only compounded in a post-truth political world.
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Trans Mountain pipeline deal could tear national fabric: expert

Trans Mountain pipeline deal could tear national fabric: expert | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A revenue-sharing agreement that helped convince British Columbia to support the $6.8 billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion threatens to tear the fabric of country, says a resource policy expert.
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Outrage as 'lock her up' chant hits Canada - BBC News

Outrage as 'lock her up' chant hits Canada - BBC News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Lawmakers condemn protesters who made US-style "lock her up" chants about unpopular Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
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Kenney marches on: Is Tory leadership race already over?

Kenney marches on: Is Tory leadership race already over? | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
With votes starting to be cast in the Progressive Conservative leadership race, a question is already hanging over the contest: Is Jason Kenney unbeatable? While the former MP's leadership campaign has run into controversy at times, Kenney is claiming sweeps o
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Alberta ministers booed over climate change plan by rural leaders

Alberta ministers booed over climate change plan by rural leaders | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Deputy premier Sarah Hoffman was booed by the crowd as she attempted to justify her government's planned phase-out of coal at the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties convention Thursday.A decidedly frosty reception ran throughout...
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Oilsands may not hit emissions cap in twenty years, research shows

Oilsands may not hit emissions cap in twenty years, research shows | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
While federal pipeline approvals have stoked fears Alberta's oilsands will grow unabated to the environment's peril, new research suggests producers will not hit a legislated emissions cap in the next 20 years.
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Rona Ambrose backs united provincial right; PC member files complaint against Kenney

Rona Ambrose backs united provincial right; PC member files complaint against Kenney | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Rona Ambrose says the future of Alberta
depends on provincial conservatives uniting
into a single party.In a speech Thursday
night to the Alberta Can't Wait pro-unity
group, the interim federal Conservative
leader reiterated that she wants members of
the Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose
to bridge the current divide and join
together.
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Oil, coal use to peak in 2020 before being replaced by electric, solar: report

Oil, coal use to peak in 2020 before being replaced by electric, solar: report | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The demand for oil and coal will hit its peak in 2020, before slowly succumbing to green technologies.
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From the article: The researchers predict demand for coal will peak in 2020 and fall to half 2012 levels by 2050, while oil demand will plateau from 2020 to 2030 before seeing a steady decline.
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Notley stops short of asking unions for wage freeze in bargaining

Notley stops short of asking unions for wage freeze in bargaining | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
MEDICINE HAT — Premier Rachel Notley says her government will be prudent with public money in upcoming contract talks with civil servants. But she's stopping short of committing to a wage freeze that is being called for by the Opposition.
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In Trumpland, you must decide if you are a Sally or a Sean: Mallick | Toronto Star

In Trumpland, you must decide if you are a Sally or a Sean: Mallick  | Toronto Star | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
You must determine your moral stance now, because when they come for you, decisions will have to be made quickly.
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Alberta would accept more refugees if Ottawa lifts cap, says Premier Notley

Alberta would accept more refugees if Ottawa lifts cap, says Premier Notley | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta is able and willing to take in more refugees if the federal government raises the number Canada takes in, Premier Rachel Notley said Wednesday. In response to U.S.
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Uniting the right in Alberta is going to get ugly

Uniting the right in Alberta is going to get ugly | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Despite their shared ideological leanings, Wildrose and Progressive Conservative members operate in completely different political cultures. The lead-up to any joint venture will be difficult and bloody. The groundwork is just being laid for the ensuing battle
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Brian Jean proves to be shrewder than I thought by trying to beat Jason Kenney at his own game. 

But is this really about "uniting" the right or is this about kicking out all progressive voices so the new conservative party is free to pursue a far right agenda?
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Wildrose Leader Brian Jean proposes assimilation for Alberta’s right

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean proposes assimilation for Alberta’s right | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Brian Jean’s vision would require Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives to dissolve their once-mighty party and join Wildrose activists with whom they’ve had a decade of bitter relations
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Six Handy Facts About Alberta’s Coal Phase-Out

Six Handy Facts About Alberta’s Coal Phase-Out | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta’s decision to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 represents a big shift (coal currently generates just over half of Alberta’s electricity), so it’s not exactly surprising that the phase-out has led to a fair bit of debate. Throw in a complex lawsuit, threats of increasing power prices and a resurgence of the “clean coal” myth, and it becomes nearly impossible to figure out what’s actually going on. Often missed in the conversation is the fact that 12 of the 18 coal-fired power plants in Alberta would have had to shut down by 2030 anyway under federal regulations introduced by former prime minister Stephen Harper. Quite a lot of other facts are getting lost in the noise as well, so DeSmog Canada delved into the research to come up with these six handy facts.
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Why Canadian politicians have to stop saying 'math is hard' - Macleans.ca

Why Canadian politicians have to stop saying 'math is hard' - Macleans.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Suggesting that math is challenging for women reflects ignorance more than sexism, yet Canadian politicians keep falling into that trap
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Notley won't weigh in on B.C. election after meeting anti-pipeline NDP leader

Notley won't weigh in on B.C. election after meeting anti-pipeline NDP leader | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
For Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, pipeline politics begin and end at home.Her support of Kinder Morgan Canada's $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has put her at odds with British Columbia's Opposition NDP Leader John Horgan, and on Tuesday...
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Will Keystone XL get a green light with Donald Trump? | Toronto Star

Will Keystone XL get a green light with Donald Trump? | Toronto Star | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Hurdles still remain for the pipeline project, including the president-elect’s call for a share of the profits, potential legal challenges and public protests.
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