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The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Its not only toxic its driven by a right-wing billionaire who profits more from flipping land than drilling for gas.
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David Suzuki: Tar sands are a symptom of a bigger problem

A study on global warming conducted by University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver warns the burning of fossil fuels.
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Researchers pin oil sands reclamation hopes on biochar

Articles on oil sands, natural Gas, Alberta oil, alternative energy, shale gas, oilfield and energy services, international investment, and pipelines.
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Foundation for Democratic Advancement: Alberta electoral system ...

In terms of its legislated process, the Alberta provincial electoral system received an overall unacceptable electoral fairness score of 54 percent (out of a reasonably attainable score of 100 percent).
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'Ethical oil' promoter quits city's Atmospheric Fund agency - Toronto Star

'Ethical oil' promoter quits city's Atmospheric Fund agencyToronto StarAlykhan Velshi, a former federal Conservative strategist and promoter of the Alberta oilsands as “ethical oil,” resigned from the sustainability-promoting fund because he is no...
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Water is a gift

I was taken aback to learn that the University of Alberta intends to confer an honorary degree on Nestlé chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
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Health care, power bills hot topics at seniors' forum - St. Albert Gazette

Health care, power bills hot topics at seniors' forumSt. Albert GazetteTim Osborne from the Alberta Party, Progressive Conservative Steven Khan and Nicole Bownes from the NDP, who will challenge for the St.
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Premier backs down on health probe

Those who do wrong in health care slither off the
hook yet again and, if history is a guide, Albertans will
let them surface smelling a lot sweeter than the
slough water they inhabit.
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Alberta Liberal Caucus

“Alison Redford and her PC government are guilty as sin,” says Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman. “The fact that they refuse to hold a public inquiry into any of the damning conclusions of last week’s HQCA report tells us all we need to know: they don’t want Albertans to know the truth.”

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Opposition says the government offering the wrong answer to questions over health care

A public inquiry into Alberta’s health system will only look into concerns of queue jumping for medical services and won’t address concerns of physician intimidation and muzzling raised in last week’s report by the Health Quality Council of Alberta.
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U of C expects to cut enrolment by up to 500 students to balance budget

Enrolment at the University of Calgary is expected to be cut by as many as 500 students the school announced Tuesday as it posted a balanced budget and a nominal tuition fee hike.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: FEB. 24 2012? Redford promises inquiry to explore queue jumping, doctor bullying - Edmonton - CBC News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: FEB. 24 2012? Redford promises inquiry to explore queue jumping, doctor bullying - Edmonton - CBC News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Premier Alison Redford is promising that complaints from doctors who say they have been ignored, abused, punished and even fired for speaking out on poor patient care will be part of an upcoming public inquiry.
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Health inquiry will only cover issue of queue-jumping: Minister

CALGARY — A public inquiry into the health care system will look only at the issue of queue-jumping, according to the terms of reference released by Health Minister Fred Horne Tuesday.
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Braid: Cranky judge needed to throw away rule book for health-care inquiry

Always a persuasive talker, Premier Alison Redford did her best Wednesday to convince Albertans her health-care inquiry will be wide-ranging and look at intimidation of doctors. But her line is a tough sell.
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Alberta Liberal Party | Latest News | Stop being a mouse on health care inquiry, Sherman demands

Raj Sherman demands that Premier Redford remember she works for the public, not the PC Party, and stay true to her word - calling an immediate inquiry into health care: ''Fear does not become her - the Premier needs to roar like a lion'...
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premier redford’s light legislative agenda and half-kept promise.

Tweet This Post (A summary of Alberta's legislative session under Redford by eminent Alberta watcher @davecournoyer: http://t.co/C1sN3ZI5 #ableg #cdnpoli...)...
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Time to clean up our political act - Calgary Sun

Time to clean up our political actCalgary SunEvery day, Alberta gears up more for our next provincial vote, with politicians spinning hot-button political issues such as energy provision and health care.
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Superboard boss vows to create `just culture`

The head of the provincial health superboard promised new efforts to use hospital beds more efficiently — and to work to create a “just culture” in Alberta Health Services — in response to a blistering medical report released last week.

 

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Despite challenging safety laws, apartment company has spent millions on retrofits - Edmonton Journal

“Any leadership candidate that came to us looking for support, we would have asked them about their policy on housing in general,” says Boardwalk representative

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Redesigning Alberta’s Economy by Phil Elder

When Alberta's Minister of Finance claimed that "We're going to need two or three Enbridge-Keystones," many Albertans must have shaken their heads.
Already, enormous controversy exists over our co...
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Braid: Redford will wear this retreat from her health inquiry promise

Braid: Redford will wear this retreat from her health inquiry promise | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
After all the solemn vows, after months of PC trumpeting, we end up with a Seinfeldian health inquiry about nothing at all. It’s not clear if Premier Alison Redford broke her promise, or her cabinet did it for her.
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Western Canadian employers court the Irish

Provincial delegations laying the groundwork to attract workers for construction boom from economically devastated country...
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Alberta's electoral system ailing, says democracy watchdog

Add to the list candidates running for office while serving in senior leadership roles in media and you've got a recipe for a democracy seriously compromised. 

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samanthawrivers's comment, February 29, 2012 12:13 PM
This is depressing. No wonder angry Albertans can barely haul their buts over to a polling station. That is, if they know where it is. We'd better get out & register our outrage this election or else the PCs will completely own the leg. Might as well change our provincial symbol to the Banana. or the Stars & Stripes.
Jody MacPherson's comment, February 29, 2012 12:19 PM
Yes, I agree. It is depressing. But the best cure is to get out and vote for change. Or get involved and speak up. Even the effort you made to comment helps! Thank you. Share this story widely!
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ThreeHundredEight.com: Alberta Tories in driver's seat

ThreeHundredEight.com: Alberta Tories in driver's seat | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

CTV released a new poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs for the Alberta provincial election last week, and it echoes what some other polls have been showing. Also released last week were a few riding polls for Lethbridge, indicating that the Tories are on track to sweep the city after it was closely contested in 2008.

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Alberta prescribes doctors 1-year salary deal - Edmonton - CBC News

Alberta is imposing a one-year salary agreement on the province's 7,400 doctors.
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