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Alderman questions conservative think tank's prospects at city hall - Calgary Herald

Alderman questions conservative think tank's prospects at city hall - Calgary Herald | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alderman questions conservative think tank's prospects at city hall Calgary Herald Manning successfully brought western conservatism to Ottawa with the Reform, Canadian Alliance and Conservative parties, and the right-wing Wildrose party more than...
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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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Bullying, extreme views, intolerance: MLA Sandra Jansen defects to NDP from the Progressive Conservatives

Bullying, extreme views, intolerance: MLA Sandra Jansen defects to NDP from the Progressive Conservatives | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced that Calgary PC MLA Sandra Jansen has joined the Alberta NDP
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Kenney shares stage with Stephen Harper at Alberta PC meeting

Kenney shares stage with Stephen Harper at Alberta PC meeting | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney delivered an organizational show of strength at the party's annual policy meeting Saturday.
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Calgary's unemployment rate hits double digits; provincial rate holds steady with 9,000 new jobs

Calgary's unemployment rate hits double digits; provincial rate holds steady with 9,000 new jobs | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The unemployment rate in Calgary hit 10.2 per cent in October despite an increase in Alberta resource-sector jobs and overall employment, according to Statistics Canada.
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Canadian Medical Association Journal: Doctors call to phase out coal-fired electricity

Canadian Medical Association Journal: Doctors call to phase out coal-fired electricity | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Coal-generated electricity. “It’s inefficient, it’s dirty and it harms both people and the planet.” #abpoli #ableg https://t.co/lO4VjqBx8C
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Orange shirt day

Orange shirt day | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
via Rachel Notley: Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters.
Orange Shirt Day honours residential school survivors, and began with the story of Phyllis Webstad, who had her brand new orange shirt taken from her when she was taken to the St. Joseph Mission in the early 1970s.
The date for an annual commemoration was chosen to mark the time of year when children were taken from their homes to Indian Residential Schools.
Participation in an event like Orange Shirt Day is a tangible way of engaging in reconciliation. The residential school system is a dark chapter in our history - we can’t journey towards reconciliation without understanding where we’ve been.
I encourage everyone to wear orange tomorrow, and take the opportunity to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

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US, China Formally Join Paris Climate Agreement

US, China Formally Join Paris Climate Agreement | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The two biggest greenhouse gas emitters in the world have formally joined the Paris climate agreement. Shortly after China adopted the agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama today made the announcement that the U.S. had followed suit while he was in Hangzhou, China, ahead of this weekend's G20 summit. Together, the U.S. and China are responsible for some 38.76 percent of global emissions.
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Haida strip two hereditary chiefs of titles for supporting Enbridge

Haida strip two hereditary chiefs of titles for supporting Enbridge | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The rebuke came as the Haida rejected what they call a trend by companies to enlist hereditary chiefs as a way of claiming broad support.
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Paula Simons: How vulnerable is Edmonton's water supply? Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan gives some disturbing answers

Paula Simons: How vulnerable is Edmonton's water supply? Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan gives some disturbing answers | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Paula Simons says an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River east of Lloydminster underscores the vulnerability of Edmonton's water supply
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Edmonton Public Schools breached transgender student's privacy, arbitrator says

Edmonton Public Schools breached transgender student's privacy, arbitrator says | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
An Edmonton public school breached a transgender girl's privacy when teachers called out her male birth name during attendance at least six times, Alberta's privacy commissioner's office has ruled.
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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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Not so progressive: Trump-style politics seep into Alberta

Not so progressive: Trump-style politics seep into Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The situation is about as ugly and disturbing as you’ll find anywhere in the country
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A Bold Clean-Up Plan for Alberta’s Giant Oil Industry Pollution Liabilities | The Tyee

A Bold Clean-Up Plan for Alberta’s Giant Oil Industry Pollution Liabilities | The Tyee | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
‘RAFT’ proposal would replace energy jobs with needed clean-up work.
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Alberta wind industry praises NDP plan for renewable power procurement

Alberta wind industry praises NDP plan for renewable power procurement | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Wind power companies eager to participate in the province's first auction for renewable power contracts say Alberta is about to become the most attractive jurisdiction in the country for renewable energy investment.
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Cause and Volume of Pipeline Spill in Alberta Wetland Still Unknown Six Days In

Cause and Volume of Pipeline Spill in Alberta Wetland Still Unknown Six Days In | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A crude oil pipeline operated by Trilogy Energy Corp has released an unknown volume of oil emulsion, a mixture of oil and produced water, into surrounding marshland, according to the Alberta Energy Regulator.
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Major Insurers to G20 Nations: Stop Wasting Time, Phase-Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

Major Insurers to G20 Nations: Stop Wasting Time, Phase-Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020 | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
As ODI’s Whitley put it: “The finance sector recognises the importance of moving away from fossil fuels, governments need to realise they may be the only ones left not moving.”
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As ODI’s Whitley put it: “The finance sector recognises the importance of moving away from fossil fuels, governments need to realise they may be the only ones left not moving.”
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Alberta's ethics commissioner urges $100 cap on gifts from lobbyists

Alberta's ethics commissioner urges $100 cap on gifts from lobbyists | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta's ethics commissioner says provincial laws should be changed so politicians are banned from accepting any hospitality gifts from lobbyists that exceed $100.
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Braid: The tawdry tale of Lukaszuk's $20,000 cellphone bill

Braid: The tawdry tale of Lukaszuk's $20,000 cellphone bill | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Thomas Lukaszuk isn't shocked that the 2014 leak of his $20,000 cellphone bill has been tracked back to the office of his former boss, ex-premier Alison Redford. "I'm not surprised at all," the former PC minister said after reading a new report from the provincial privacy commissioner.

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Husky Energy Spill in Saskatchewan Exposes Major Flaws in Pipeline Monitoring and Cleanup

Husky Energy Spill in Saskatchewan Exposes Major Flaws in Pipeline Monitoring and Cleanup | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
It’s been a full 10 days since a Husky Energy pipeline spewed 250,000 litres of heavy oil and diluent into the North Saskatchewan River near Maidstone, Sask.
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