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Wildrose party to donate pay hike earnings - CBC.ca

Wildrose party to donate pay hike earnings - CBC.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
CBC.caWildrose party to donate pay hike earningsCBC.caThe Wildrose party claims the pay hike saw MLAs salaries jump from $145,000 to $156,000 per year.
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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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Why Fort McMurray will never be the same - Macleans.ca

Why Fort McMurray will never be the same - Macleans.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
One year after the wildfire, Fort McMurray faces slow growth, unemployment and residents with itchy feet. The boom years never looked so good.
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Kind of a dumb headline but worth a read...

800 jobs may be lost by driverless trucks -- that's technological innovation. The reality is that the city relies on a resource that is waning. There's plenty of time to plan a new path forward for both the community and the individuals living there. But it involves recognizing that change is coming. And forward thinking instead of dwelling on the past.
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Paula Simons: Why is Alberta's information and privacy commissioner being kept in the dark?

Paula Simons: Why is Alberta's information and privacy commissioner being kept in the dark? | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
<p>“It strikes to the very core of my ability to do my job and hold ministries accountable.” — Jill Clayton</p>
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From the article: "Ganley said she’ll now be giving written direction to Alberta Justice staff to only assert privilege when strictly, legally, necessary, when handling FOIP requests. “We’re committed to shifting this culture. And I can say with certainty that this particular government doesn’t have any particular interest in covering up for the previous government."
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Alberta cities, province respond to federal legislation on legalizing marijuana

Alberta cities, province respond to federal legislation on legalizing marijuana | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
One of the most anticipated packages of legislation in recent memory was unveiled Thursday and Alberta municipalities are very concerned about the short time frames for implementing the new laws.
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Chronically clogged Cochrane intersection to be replaced with $50M interchange

Chronically clogged Cochrane intersection to be replaced with $50M interchange | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The province is going to spend up to $50 million on a new interchange to get traffic moving at one of the most frustratingly slow intersections in southern Alberta.
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Alberta sees boost in full-time jobs, self-employment

Alberta sees boost in full-time jobs, self-employment | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A new report by Statistics Canada shows Alberta added 20,700 new full-time jobs last month, a sign the province said shows the recovery is gaining momentum.
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NDP announce additional $25-a-day daycare spots across 22 centres

NDP announce additional $25-a-day daycare spots across 22 centres | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Premier Rachel Notley will unveil the daycare centres that have been picked to take part in the $25-a-day child care program.
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I continue to be impressed by the actions of this government.

From the article: "The government estimates about 357 Albertans will be able to join the workforce due to the additional daycare spots. “We expect we’ll be getting phone calls right away because this is a wonderful thing for parents,” said Carole Massing, president of the board at the Intercultural Child and Family Centre. It also means the childcare workers will be getting a pay increase, said Massing."
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Wildrose leader Brian Jean says notifying parents their kid is in a GSA is sometimes OK

Wildrose leader Brian Jean says notifying parents their kid is in a GSA is sometimes OK | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A lot of you probably remember Monday’s
story.
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No. No, it's not.
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Alberta to spend $10 million to expand school nutrition pilot program

Alberta to spend $10 million to expand school nutrition pilot program | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Premier Rachel Notley has no doubt a $10-million expansion of Alberta's school nutrition program will pay dividends for students and, as a result, the province.&nbsp; Even with Alberta's economy in rough shape, Notley said the investment goes to the heart of creating a supportive community.
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From the article: "Some children come to school with a lunch consisting of a can of pop and bag of chips, she said, so the division has also focused on educating parents about healthier food choices."
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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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Private Health, Public Risk?

Private Health, Public Risk? | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
How the Alberta government allowed a private foundation to offer an unproven 'experimental' health program to its citizens
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University of Alberta researcher calls for refugee health-care clinic in Edmonton

University of Alberta researcher calls for refugee health-care clinic in Edmonton | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Edmonton needs a specialized refugee health clinic similar to one in Calgary, says a University of Alberta researcher who spent four months interviewing Syrian families struggling to access health care in this city.
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Calgary police chief backs supervised consumption site amid opioid crisis

Calgary police chief backs supervised consumption site amid opioid crisis | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Calgary police Chief Roger Chaffin has spoken in support of the establishment of a local supervised consumption site, describing the measure as the "best opportunity" to help direct people with addictions into treatment services.
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Government pledges millions to improve flood preparedness in Calgary

Government pledges millions to improve flood preparedness in Calgary | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta government is moving ahead with a pledge to invest $13.4M to help the City of Calgary boost flood readiness.
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Alberta wins in new interprovincial trade deal: Trade Minister

Alberta wins in new interprovincial trade deal: Trade Minister | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
An interprovincial trade deal being signed in Toronto
Friday will allow Alberta businesses unprecedented
access into other Canadian markets.
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Here’s your hat … Jason Kenney’s reconstituted PCs bid farewell to former party president Katherine O’Neill - Alberta Politics

Here’s your hat … Jason Kenney’s reconstituted PCs bid farewell to former party president Katherine O’Neill - Alberta Politics | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PHOTOS: Departed Progressive Conservative Party president Katherine O’Neill (CBC photo). Below: PC Leader Jason Kenney and former leadership candidates from the party’s progressive wing, Sandra Jansen and Steve Khan. Katherine O’Neill has departed, smiles and warm sentiments all ’round. Ms. O’Neill was president of the Progressive Conservative Party, the one that newly elected PC Leader …
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Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics | rabble.ca

Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics | rabble.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alison Redford was certainly right when she told a radio interviewer yesterday we need to have a mature conversation about the treatment of women in politics -- outside the limits of a particular policy debate.
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School nutrition program expanding across Alberta

School nutrition program expanding across Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta government is spending another $10 million to allow every school district in Alberta to take part in a school nutrition program.
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