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Aldermanic candidates form slate - Airdrie Echo

Aldermanic candidates form slate - Airdrie Echo | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Aldermanic candidates form slate Airdrie Echo One media outlet asked what the slate's affiliation was with the Wildrose Party. Anderson said the only ties the group has to the party is her son, MLA Rob Anderson, who was also in attendance.
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Alberta's budget: You've heard the spin, now take a look at the real numbers - Calgary

Alberta's budget: You've heard the spin, now take a look at the real numbers - Calgary | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The budget is complicated enough on its own, let alone with multiple layers of political spin piled on top. So we've boiled down the key numbers for you.
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Who should pay to clean up abandoned oil wells? Farmers say they're left with someone else's mess - Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

Who should pay to clean up abandoned oil wells? Farmers say they're left with someone else's mess - Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court case on abandoned oil wells in Alberta pits provincial environmental laws against federal bankruptcy laws. Industry watchers say billions of dollars are at stake.
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Alberta expects to license 250 cannabis stores in first year - Calgary

Alberta expects to license 250 cannabis stores in first year - Calgary | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores in the first year of operation and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop must undergo extensive background checks.
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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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Of trial balloons and tax cuts...
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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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Pipelines and carbon taxes: We're thinking about them all wrong - Calgary

Pipelines and carbon taxes: We're thinking about them all wrong - Calgary | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
“With barely 12 per cent of Canada’s population, Alberta emits nearly 40 per cent of the country’s greenhouse gases. Should we feel guilty for emitting so much? Is this evidence Alberta does less than other provinces? To both questions, the answer is no,” writes economist Trevor Tombe.
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Grain, oil shipments sit idle on Prairies as railways struggle to meet demand | CBC News

Grain, oil shipments sit idle on Prairies as railways struggle to meet demand | CBC News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A shortfall of railcars and crews has left shipments of grain and oil marooned on the Canadian Prairies — with reports that thousands of orders for cars have been cancelled by Canadian National Railway Co.
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LEGER: Alberta-B.C. pipeline fight could rock national-unity boat

LEGER: Alberta-B.C. pipeline fight could rock national-unity boat | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Try this as a thought experiment. Imagine a dog, a titanic dog the size of a continent. Then think of a tail, a tiny tail hanging off the posterior zone of the giant dog. Then think of the tiny tail wagging the dog, slowly at first, but then faster and faster, until the dog shakes itself to pieces.
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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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