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Braid: Comment alleging funding bias enrages touchy Redford Tories

Whoa, this government is suddenly showing one serious case of pre-election, political-steroid rage.
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Tory caucus to boycott AUMA MLA breakfast over president’s comments

The Tory caucus is boycotting an Alberta Urban Municipalities Association MLA breakfast in Edmonton on Thursday over comments made by AUMA president Linda Sloan about last week’s provincial budget.

 

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Alberta Liberal Caucus

RT @AlbertaLiberals: @RajShermanMLA says @TheAUMA boycott puts #pcaa arrogance on full display.
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Shell Game Budget Disappoints Teachers

Like others across the province, teachers were anxiously waiting to see if the provincial government would come through on its promises to provide stable and sustainable funding to education in its 2012/13 budget. Unfortunately, what the government presented is a ‘shell game’ budget that will fail to bring stability to Alberta’s classrooms

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Critics slam Tories for kickstarting campaign - Edmonton Sun

Critics slam Tories for kickstarting campaign - Edmonton Sun | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Critics slam Tories for kickstarting campaignEdmonton Sun“I'm just speechless at the arrogance of this move,” said Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman.
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Growing number of Alberta government facilities fall into disrepair

The Tory government plans to scale back capital spending over the next three years, but provincial budget documents show a growing number of public facilities are in need of repair.
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Is the Wildrose Party up to the task? | Troy Media

Feb. 13, 2012/ Troy Media/ - Some of Wildrose’s platform could be supported by other parties but it has a false view of the human condition. (#ableg, #abvote Is the Wildrose Party up to the task?
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Alberta Tories announce breaks on student loans

Alberta Tories announce breaks on student loans | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta government plans to make it easier for students to access loans — and will introduce a new series of grants to keep certain graduates within the province.
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Bell: No jolt in power play

Bell: No jolt in power play | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Hold the presses. This just in. A Tory-appointed braintrust vindicates the Tories.
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Braid: Was Stelmach right all along about power lines?

Braid: Was Stelmach right all along about power lines? | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
If the panel that says two huge north-south power lines are needed is correct, so was Ed Stelmach. Ha! Take that, all you avengers who ran against the ex-premier’s record in the leadership campaign.
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Highest in the country

Highest in the country | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta residents are paying the highest rates for
electricity in the country and coal and deregulation are
to blame, charge some critics.
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The Three Logics of Climate Politics | GreenPolicyProf

There are three competing logics of climate politics. One is the climate skeptic, convinced either that climate science is exaggerated or that the costs of action outweigh the benefits. Another is the climate policy analyst who accepts the climate science and evaluates policies designed to meet climate targets based on their cost-effectiveness. The third is the climate advocate, who is convinced there is a climate crisis and focuses on which political strategies are best suited to decarbonizing the energy system. While having little patience for climate skeptics, the analyst also bridles at the open advocacy of climate advocates, scoffing at their exaggerated rhetoric and bemoaning the inefficiency of their prescriptions. In doing so, however, they frequently misunderstand the logic of politics guiding the advocates.

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The Lion’s Share: Corporate profits and taxes in Alberta

Alberta’s economy has seen tremendous economic growth, but the lion’s share of that growth has been benefiting private corporations. Corporate profits more than doubled their share of the economy from 1989 to 2008, rising from 9.6% to 22.6%. Relatively little of the meteoric rise in profits was captured by corporate taxes as can be seen in Figure 1.

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New government rules would make windowless ‘fire traps’ legal, critics warn

Alison Redford’s Conservative government will “legalize fire traps” if it repeals safety rules that force landlords to put windows in bedrooms so tenants can escape during a fire, critics say.
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Do Tories a favour: Vote against them

Alberta Conservatives are beginning to worry about the number of seats they'll win in the upcoming provincial election.
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Laurie Blakeman on Dignity for all Albertans

Laurie asks why dignity and respect for indigent persons, AISH recipients, and children who die in government care is not given by government human services ...
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They shot the Shariff

In the mysterious world of the Alberta Tory nomination process, it is nearly impossible to make a sound prediction.
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Provincial budget falls short - Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune - Alberta, CA

The City of Grande Prairie is disappointed with the province after it released its 2012 budget last week.
The province has forecasted $2.8 billion...
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EverGreen Party of Alberta

EverGreen Party of Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Find your full and growing roster of #evgreen candidates here at http://t.co/RJlO47Hm #abvote...
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Alberta Liberal Party | Latest News | PCs education proposal unimpressive alternative to Alberta Liberal Post-Secondary Plan

Alberta Liberal Party | Latest News | PCs education proposal unimpressive alternative to Alberta Liberal Post-Secondary Plan | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PC Student loan program changes are weak, stingy: Sherman...
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Northern Gateway pipeline proposal draws B.C. into a quagmire of conflict

Northern Gateway pipeline proposal draws B.C. into a quagmire of conflict | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Pipelines used to be boring. Once upon a time, these common crude-carrying metal tubes criss-crossing the country were little more than a planner's afterthought.
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Update: Power lines needed between Calgary and Edmonton, says government committee

A provincial panel reviewing critical transmission infrastructure has concluded Alberta does need two high-voltage power lines between Edmonton and Calgary, but critics quickly slammed the report as a whitewash.
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Alberta budget ignores small business, group says

Alberta budget ignores small business, group says | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta budget introduced Thursday received a resounding thumbs down from a provincial small business group.
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Feds hid names of big oil companies at lobbying retreat

Feds hid names of big oil companies at lobbying retreat | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has deliberately attempted to conceal key...
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Joe Nocera Is Still Wrong and “Very Unfair” About the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. McKibben, Hansen and I Explain Why.

Joe Nocera Is Still Wrong and “Very Unfair” About the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. McKibben, Hansen and I Explain Why. | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
We must leave the overwhelming majority of unconventional fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic warming, but Nocera wants to open every spigot CO2 emissions by fossil fuels [1 ppm CO2 ~ 2.12 GtC, where ppm is parts per million of CO2 in...
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