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Editorial: Alberta is getting rich off vulnerable problem gamblers

Editorial: Alberta is getting rich off vulnerable problem gamblers | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
An indicator that the good times are rolling again in Alberta can be found in the province’s latest financial statements from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.
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37 Albertans transferred after faith-based facilities refused medically assisted deaths

37 Albertans transferred after faith-based facilities refused medically assisted deaths | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A group that advocates for medically assisted death is calling on all provincial health ministers to stop faith-based health institutions from denying their right to die.
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Progressive Albertans call town hall to forge battle plans against Jason Kenney

Progressive Albertans call town hall to forge battle plans against Jason Kenney | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Dozens of politically-minded and progressive Albertans attended a town hall in Calgary on Thursday to address a growing concern in their circles that Jason Kenney will be the province's next premier.
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The UCP may be a different party, but its policy document shows it's peddling the same old … stuff

The UCP may be a different party, but its policy document shows it's peddling the same old … stuff | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PHOTOS: Among other things, the aspirational UCP policy document would have you believe the party could balance environmental protection and the wants of recreational vehicle users if it were the government. What do you think that means? (Photo, for illustrative purposes only, grabbed from SHERP ATV.) Below: Alberta premiers Rachel Notley and Peter Lougheed (Photos: …
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Bell: United Conservatives pull in their horns

Bell: United Conservatives pull in their horns | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Another day. More red meat a lot of conservatives will surely want to chow down on but some may dare not take a bite.After all, the price of the meal is getting the crap kicked out of you.
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Twitter questions Jason Kenney claim that Alberta has seen 2 years of population decline

Twitter questions Jason Kenney claim that Alberta has seen 2 years of population decline | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney has come under fire for a tweet in which he incorrectly stated that Alberta’s population has declined for the past two years.
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Sexual harassment case involving MLA's former firm surfaces during labour law changes

Sexual harassment case involving MLA's former firm surfaces during labour law changes | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Despite his former company being involved in a sexual harassment case, United Conservative Party house leader Jason Nixon maintains there’s no need for the government to legislate workplace harassment policies.
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From the article: "Human rights tribunal member Kurt Neuenfeldt wrote in his ruling that Ford sexually harassed Harrison, and that Nixon Safety Consulting (NSC) fired her when she complained."
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Rick Mercer To Jason Kenney: 'Pick On Someone Your Own Size'

Rick Mercer To Jason Kenney: 'Pick On Someone Your Own Size' | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Kenney has faced criticism for his comments about gay-straight alliances.
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Alberta puts up $40M to help workers transition during coal-power phase-out

Alberta puts up $40M to help workers transition during coal-power phase-out | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta is putting aside $40 million to help workers losing their jobs as the province transitions away from thermal coal mines and coal-fired power plants over the next decade.
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Former Wildrose leader Brian Jean declines key role with UCP

Former Wildrose leader Brian Jean declines key role with UCP | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Jean will not be taking an active role in the United Conservative Party Opposition at the Alberta legislature
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Graham Thomson: The dirty truth of 'clean coal' in Alberta politics — it's a myth

Graham Thomson: The dirty truth of 'clean coal' in Alberta politics — it's a myth | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Want to know who won the first United Conservative Party leadership debate this week? So would I.
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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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Alberta working to shape meaningful apology to Sixties Scoop survivors

Alberta working to shape meaningful apology to Sixties Scoop survivors | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
It is very inclusive of the Métis, non-status, First Nation and the Inuit. Because when that apology is done by Premier Rachel Notley, she’s not only apologizing to the First Nations in Alberta... She’s going to make that apology to all of the Indigenous groups in the province of Alberta. —Adam North Peigan
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Murphy: Another Epic Social Media Fail

Murphy: Another Epic Social Media Fail | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Murphy: Another Epic Social Media Fail
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Because big business (including big agri-business) doesn't care about your health, just your money? I don't think the editorial writer on this one does himself or the industry any favours with this piece.
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Progressive Albertans call town hall to forge battle plans against Jason Kenney

Progressive Albertans call town hall to forge battle plans against Jason Kenney | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Dozens of politically-minded and progressive Albertans attended a town hall in Calgary on Thursday to address a growing concern in their circles that Jason Kenney will be the province's next premier.
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Quebec and Alberta leading employment growth

"In Alberta, employment increased by 26,000, mostly in full-time work. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 6.9%. Employment gains were observed in a number of industries, led by accommodation and food services, and by natural resources."
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From the release: "In Alberta, employment increased by 26,000, mostly in full-time work. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage points to 6.9%. Employment gains were observed in a number of industries, led by accommodation and food services, and by natural resources."
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No sign of punishment from Kenney on Nixon firing a woman who reported sex harassment

No sign of punishment from Kenney on Nixon firing a woman who reported sex harassment | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Despite strong words from the premier, it doesn’t appear UCP Leader Jason Kenney will punish his party’s house leader, now that a story of him firing a woman in 2005 for reporting sexual harassment has resurfaced. Back in late 2008, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal awarded a woman named Kori Harrison, a former worker of …
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Alberta legislature passes bill strengthening gay-straight alliances

Alberta legislature passes bill strengthening gay-straight alliances | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's government has passed a bill strengthening rules around gay-straight alliances in schools.
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Leaked Papers Reveal Secret Plan to Target Millennials and Influence Alberta’s 2019 Provincial Election

Leaked Papers Reveal Secret Plan to Target Millennials and Influence Alberta’s 2019 Provincial Election | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
‘Confidential’ Manning Centre strategy document shows two-thirds of Millennials in Alberta reject conservative values
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Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark goes over the side, almost certainly with a helpful shove from someone

Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark goes over the side, almost certainly with a helpful shove from someone | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PHOTOS: Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark … soon to be former Alberta Party leader Greg Clark. Below: NDP Premier Rachel Notley, UCP Leader Jason Kenney, Alberta Together PAC Executive Director Katherine O’Neill (Screenshot of TV broadcast), and political operative Stephen Carter. Give Greg Clark his due. He did manage to get elected to the Alberta …
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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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