Alberta Politics

David Climenhaga is an award-winning journalist, author, post-secondary teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions at the Toronto Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald.

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Far out! Welcome to St. Albert, Alberta, where ‘The Botanic Arts City’ is about to take on a whole new meaning
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PHOTOS: Picture yourself in a boat on a river … in this case, the Sturgeon. Below: The statue of Lois Hole in front of St. Albert’s spacy city hall and Holes’ Greenhouses. ST. ALBERT, Alberta Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies …  Somebody calls you, you...
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Short Story Advent Calendar remains atop Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List this week
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Nov. 19, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Short Story Advent Calendar 2017 – Michael Hingston, Ed.*+ 2. Kat ...
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When the going gets tough, the Alberta Party doesn’t run
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PHOTOS: Departing Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark because, in a story about the party … Why not? Below: Seatless Alberta political party leaders, Calgary-Lougheed candidates and convenient excuses for the Alberta Party to ride the pine: Jason Kenney, UCP; David Khan, Alberta Liberals; and Romy Ti...
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Is ‘compassionate belt tightening’ in Alberta just another sign of our worldwide neoliberal derangement?
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PHOTOS: The hopeful, celebratory crowd in front of the Alberta Legislature on May 24, 2015, as Premier Rachel Notley and her NDP Government were sworn in. Below: UBC geographer Dr. Jamie Peck and Ms. Notley. On Friday, Alberta’s New Democratic Party premier warned a meeting of rural municipal off...
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Short Story Advent Calendar again at top of Edmonton Bestsellers List from Audreys Books
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Nov. 11, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Short Story Advent Calendar 2017 – Michael Hingston Ed.*+ 2. This ...
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Be careful what you ask for … UCP Leader Jason Kenney gets his wish, a lightning-quick by-election
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PHOTOS: Dr. Phillip van der Merwe, the brave Calgary physician the NDP has lined up to run against United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney in the Calgary-Lougheed by-election scheduled for Dec. 14. (Photo: Screenshot of Dr. van der Merwe’s Primary Care Network video.) Below: Mr. Kenney, who...
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Tzeporah Berman pulls no punches to say what she really thinks about development of Alberta’s Bitumen Sands
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PHOTO: Vancouver-based environmental activist Tzeporah Berman, author of a powerful attack on oilsands tailings ponds in Britain’s Guardian newspaper yesterday. Is it possible that the Alberta NDP wishes they’d never heard the name Tzeporah Berman? Ms. Berman is the outspoken Vancouver-based envi...
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Counting up the Alberta Party’s leadership candidates, real and imagined, so far: a partial list, no doubt
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PHOTOS: Former Morinville mayor Lisa Holmes. Below: Doug Griffiths, Thomas Lukaszuk, Stephen Khan and Chima Nkemdirim. These photos were chosen completely arbitrarily, mainly because they came from the author’s own collection and hadn’t been used a bunch of times before. If it weren’t for the tak...
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Who benefits more from the PC takeover of the Alberta Party – the governing NDP or the Opposition UCP?
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PHOTOS: Opposition members in the Alberta Legislature as seen by many of their critics. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons.) Actual UCP Caucus members may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Outgoing Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley, and UCP Leader Jason Kenney. Hav...
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Alberta Party leader Greg Clark has resigned
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More to come. The post Alberta Party leader Greg Clark has resigned appeared first on Alberta Politics.
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