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Alberta NDP should recast itself as City Party of Alberta - Beacon News (blog)

Alberta NDP should recast itself as City Party of Alberta - Beacon News (blog) | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Beacon News (blog) Alberta NDP should recast itself as City Party of Alberta Beacon News (blog) Here it is 2013, the Earth is about to become an urban planet, and the Progressive Conservative Government of Alberta and the Opposition Wildrose Party...
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'What is he hiding?': Critics call for full disclosure of Kenney's Unite Alberta donors

'What is he hiding?': Critics call for full disclosure of Kenney's Unite Alberta donors | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Jason Kenney raked in cash in his run for the Progressive Conservative leadership, but he's also reaping criticism for his campaign's financial practices. Fundraising figures from the PC leadership election posted on Elections Alberta's website Tuesday show Kenney raised and spent $1.
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Kenney promised full disclosure but didn't tell his donors that when he took their money? That's just dishonest no matter how you look at it.
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Kenney speaks to party faithful about unity plans

Kenney speaks to party faithful about unity plans | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Jason Kenney says he's concerned by what drove the surge of support for the Labour party in Thursday's British election and he sees some parallels with what happened in Alberta in the 2015 provincial vote that brought the NDP to power.
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This is a helluva way to attract Millennials and younger voters to your party...
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If failure to appear at Pride goeth before a fall, what will Jason Kenney do? - Alberta Politics

If failure to appear at Pride goeth before a fall, what will Jason Kenney do? - Alberta Politics | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PHOTOS: Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney, back in 2010 when he was a Calgary MP, taking part in the Calgary Stampede Parade. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) Will he show up for the Edmonton Pride Parade next Saturday as well? Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, flanked by Education Minister David Eggen and Economic Development and Trade Minister …
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Notley pitches NDP to 'regular Albertans' put off by prospect of United Conservative Party

Notley pitches NDP to 'regular Albertans' put off by prospect of United Conservative Party | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the NDP would welcome anyone who feels like they wouldn't have a political home in the United Conservative Party.
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Kenney says he'd work with Wall to sue feds over carbon tax

Kenney says he'd work with Wall to sue feds over carbon tax | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Right after announcing the potential merger of Alberta’s Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties, Progressive Conservative Leader Jason Kenney took aim at Ottawa, saying that he would be willing to sue the federal government if it tries to impose a carbon tax on his oil-rich province.
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Former Tory staffer jumps to Alberta Party, predicts others will follow

Former Tory staffer jumps to Alberta Party, predicts others will follow | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The former executive director of the Progressive Conservative party has joined up with the Alberta Party — and he expects other Tories will also jump ship to the dark horse party.
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Donald Trump helps build the case for Rachel Notley's social license policy on energy exports | rabble.ca

Donald Trump helps build the case for Rachel Notley's social license policy on energy exports | rabble.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
If Alberta's conservatives imagined U.S. President Donald Trump's decision immediately after his election last November to push the Keystone XL Pipeline project forward would provide an opening for them to attack the Alberta NDP government's policy of building social license for export development, they now need to re-examine their assumptions. With his recent decision to attack Canadian trade -- and his inclusion of energy along with milk, cheese and lumber on his grocery list of grievances -- President Trump has risked ruining his Canadian fellow travellers' strategy.
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Alberta government funding could help Indigenous women starting businesses

Alberta government funding could help Indigenous women starting businesses | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta's NDP government has tripled funding for a Status of Women grant program that aims to assist female entrepreneurs.
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Holy smoke! Saskatchewan court’s Catholic education ruling is a bombshell - Alberta Politics

Holy smoke! Saskatchewan court’s Catholic education ruling is a bombshell - Alberta Politics | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PHOTOS: Calgary Catholic School District headquarters (Screen grab from Google Street View). Below: Mr. Justice Donald Layh being sworn in in 2014 (Yorkton Today), Edmonton Catholic School District Headquarters, Edmonton Public School Trustee Michael Janz. Holy smoke! The ruling Thursday by a Saskatchewan judge that the province’s government may no longer legally fund non-Catholic students …
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Alberta NDP tops fundraising in first quarter of 2017

Alberta NDP tops fundraising in first quarter of 2017 | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta NDP raised $373,060 from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2017. The Official Opposition Wildrose Party came second with $281,607 in donations.
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Alberta aims to ensure local workers hired before temporary foreign workers

Alberta aims to ensure local workers hired before temporary foreign workers | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Christina Gray and Patricia Hadju will announce a new program that focuses on hiring local workers at the NAIT Centre for Applied Technology
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Poll suggests two-thirds of Albertans believe funding for private schools should be phased out

Poll suggests two-thirds of Albertans believe funding for private schools should be phased out | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
An Environics poll released Wednesday suggests a majority of Albertans support or "somewhat support" phasin
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Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship

Why Americans Vote ‘Against Their Interest’: Partisanship | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Party affiliation is a way to express a bunch of identities - interesting read. #politics #abpoli https://t.co/KOrYWJV523
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From the article: "Party affiliation has become an all-encompassing identity that outweighs the details of specific policies. “Partisan identification is bigger than anything the party does,” said Frances Lee, a professor at the University of Maryland who wrote a book on partisan polarization. Rather, it stems from something much more fundamental: people’s idea of who they are."
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NDP announces $1.2 million for homeless shelters across Alberta, eight in Calgary

NDP announces $1.2 million for homeless shelters across Alberta, eight in Calgary | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Dream Centre residents no longer get stuck in the building's ancient elevator. Homeless shelters across Alberta are carrying out much-needed maintenance after receiving $1.2 million from the Alberta government.
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Wildrose, PC leaders will not attend Edmonton Pride Parade | Metro Edmonton

Wildrose, PC leaders will not attend Edmonton Pride Parade  | Metro Edmonton | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Brian Jean and Jason Kenney will both be attending different events on Saturday.
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Notley responds to judge's concerns about lack of treatment space for young offenders

Notley responds to judge's concerns about lack of treatment space for young offenders | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta government needs to do a better job in dealing with mentally ill young offenders, Premier Rachel Notley acknowledged Friday after a youth court judge blasted the province over a lack of facilities.
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New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media

New Tory leader Andrew Scheer campaign linked with controversial Rebel Media | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Despite a string of controversies faced by The Rebel, newly minted Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has so far continued to make himself available to the company.
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Paula Simons: Crisis management for Alberta's two-tier child welfare system

Paula Simons: Crisis management for Alberta's two-tier child welfare system | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
<p>“Having two caseworkers looking after 56 cases, it’s just not doable. It’s straight crisis management.” </p>
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Simons: "In truth, there’s little this panel — or the Notley government — can do to force Ottawa to provide the funds our bands need, beyond some overdue public shaming. But Alberta could finally step in to bridge the gap, especially it comes to early intervention and preventative care, to make kids on reserve equal Albertans. Beyond money, we need to knit together our fractured system. Alberta’s 17 DFNAs operate in isolation from one another. Wouldn’t it make sense for neighbouring agencies to share resources and expertise, to work together on things like staff recruitment and training and hiring specialized services? And for DFNAs to work as true and respected partners to the rest of the child welfare system, instead of being treated as Cinderella stepchildren."
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Cyberbullying bill passes 3rd reading in Alberta legislature

Cyberbullying bill passes 3rd reading in Alberta legislature | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A Wildrose MLA's private member's bill, aimed at protecting people from having intimate images of them distributed over the Internet, passed third reading in the Alberta legislature on Monday.
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It’s Official: Coal Just Became Uneconomic in Canada

It’s Official: Coal Just Became Uneconomic in Canada | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Marijuana wasn’t the only green thing being celebrated on April 20. In a somewhat unexpected move, the Calgary-based electricity company TransAlta announced it will accelerate the phase-out of eight coal-fired power units — representing almost 3,000 megawatts of generating capacity — with six of those to be converted to gas-fired generation between 2021 and 2023. The remaining two will be closed on Jan. 1, 2018. “It makes complete economic sense that they did that,” says Binnu Jeyakumar, electricity program director at the Pembina Institute, pointing to expiring power purchase agreements (PPAs) and an increasing inability for coal to compete with natural gas and renewables. While calculations vary, it’s estimated that the conversion of the six coal plants to simple cycle gas operations — a process that will cost around $300 million in total — will cut emissions by between 30 and 40 per cent per megawatt hour of electricity produced.
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Instant rebates for energy-efficient products | Alberta.ca

Instant rebates for energy-efficient products | Alberta.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Albertans will save money with instant rebates at stores for energy-efficient home products, with a new retail campaign running April 28 to June 11.  | Alberta.ca
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Alberta promises to offer universal access to the abortion pill - The Globe and Mail

Alberta promises to offer universal access to the abortion pill - The Globe and Mail | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The decision by Rachel Notley’s NDP government makes Alberta the second province to say it will offer Mifegymiso free of charge
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Alberta finds international partner on climate action

Alberta finds international partner on climate action | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
China’s climate actions are showing promising results. New data shows that China’s overall levels of carbon pollution decreased in 2015 for the first time in over a decade. This is promising news, and confirms that Alberta’s clean technology partnership could yield important market opportunities.
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From the article: Experts now say China is likely to peak its emissions five years earlier than its 2030 commitment. This is promising news, and confirms that Alberta’s clean technology partnership could yield important market opportunities for our entrepreneurs.”
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Need a lawyer but don't qualify for legal aid? Project aims to slash fees for Albertans

Need a lawyer but don't qualify for legal aid? Project aims to slash fees for Albertans | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Middle-income Albertans who can't afford legal services but don't qualify for aid may now have an alternative — a few dozen lawyers in the province have teamed up to offer limited help at a cheaper cost.
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One big problem for Alberta's 'unite-the-centre' effort: The NDP is already there | rabble.ca

One big problem for Alberta's 'unite-the-centre' effort: The NDP is already there | rabble.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The effort by a group of politicians previously associated with the Progressive Conservative, Liberal and Alberta parties to "unite the centre" suggests divisive social conservative doctrines that increasingly dominate the Wildrose and PC parties are starting to seriously worry economic conservatives.
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