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Anti-Abortion activists stage an “invalid takeover” of Alberta’s Social Credit Party: It has been a long time since Alberta’s Social Credit Party played a central role in mainstream politics in our province. This may be while little attention was paid to the Socred’s annual general meeting in January 2016, where it appears that a group of anti-abortion... Continue Reading →
What the 2nd quarter fundraising results mean for Alberta’s political parties: Elections Alberta released the results of this year’s second quarter of fundraising for provincial political parties this week. Following the release of the disclosures I took a closer look at last quarter’s results and what they could mean for the parties. Alberta NDP The... Continue Reading →
Ten candidates have already filed to run in Edmonton’s 2017 elections: There are 455 days until Edmontonians go to the polls to vote in the next municipal election and some candidates are already starting to organize their campaigns. I dropped by the Office of the City Clerk yesterday and discovered that ten candidates have... Continue Reading →
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New York Times coverage of Russian hacking deserves another Pulitzer – for fiction!: PHOTOS: Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, who the New York Times blames for everything. (Photo from Kremlin.ru.) Below: Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton; former Nixon speechwriter Patrick J. Buchanan; Republican Party presidential candidate Donald J. Trump; and Felix ...
Brad Wall: a day late and a dollar short on Husky’s Prince Albert pipeline rupture: PHOTOS: Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall speaking with reporters in the halls of Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina yesterday (screen grab from the CBC’s feed). Below: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and the city of Prince Albert on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Saskatchewan Prem...
NDP moves to end secret Klein-era scheme to offload corporate losses on the public – the opposition, predictably, screams: PHOTOS: Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman, a photo that wasn’t taken yesterday, obviously, but has the advantage of having been taken by your blogger. Below: Wildrose electricity and renewables critic Don MacIntyre, Progressive Conservative interim Leader Ric McIver and the late PC premier Ralph Klein...
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The Press Gallery #143: The Power Play edition: The biggest political story in Alberta this week was the news that the NDP government launched legal action in an effort to stamp out a loophole in the province’s power regulations that could cost Albertans as much as $2 billion if the carbon tax proceeds as planned. The Press Gallery, Edmonton J...
New Alberta lobbyist registry behind schedule: Thanks to a new registry, Albertans will be able to keep track of exactly which lobbyists have approached government, when and about what. The current clunky, outdated lobbyist registry is on its last legs, and is being replaced by a shiny new system. The cash for the project was approved by an a...
Sunburn and slosh: Big Valley Jamboree bakes but the party goes on: When Levi McMahon saw the performer lineup to Big Valley Jamboree this year, he just knew he had to be in the makeshift city on the outskirts of Camrose for the party. So he and “three of the b’ys” from Nova Scotia packed up a few clothes and hit the road in a two-car convoy […]
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Why I’m Supporting Don Iveson: In tomorrow’s civic election, Don Iveson is my pick for Mayor. First, a disclosure and a couple of comments: Don and his wife Sarah are friends, and I am a part of Don’s campaign team. It’s worth reiterating that this is purely a personal opinion, not an endorsement on behalf of any organization...
Arenas and Civic Myopia: This afternoon, Edmonton City Council will consider the Master Agreement for the proposed downtown arena. It will almost certainly pass, with some contingency to cover the missing $100 million if provincial funds don’t materialize. The purpose of this post isn’t to rehash the debate. The argumen...

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