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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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Abandon hope, all UCP who enter here? Ted Byfield may have opened the gates to Lake of Fire 2.0
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PHOTOS: Social conservative publisher and ideologue Ted Byfield (Photo: Screenshot of Youtube Video). Below: United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney, NDP Education Minister David Eggen, and Calgary-West UCP MLA Mike Ellis (Photo: Screenshot of CBC broadcast). It’s fair to suggest Ted Byfiel...
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Which way will the wedge slice? Alberta NDP and UCP adopt opposite strategies on gay-straight alliances
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PHOTOS: Jason Kenney may be the UCP’s leader now, but he’s still doing his best to appeal to his red-meat social conservative base. (Photo: Dave Cournoyer, Daveberta.ca.) Below: NDP Education Minister David Eggen, NDP Premier Rachel Notley, and UCP House Leader Jason Nixon. The impassioned, at ti...
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2017 Short Story Advent Calendar tops Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Oct. 29, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. The 2017 Short Story Advent Calendar – Michael Hingston, Ed.*+ 2. ...
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One year has passed since Donald Trump’s election and, here we all are, still in Crazytown!
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PHOTOS: Donald J. Trump. (Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.) He’s President of the United States, you know! Below: Hillary Clinton (Wikimedia Commons), who won the vote but lost the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who promised to fix Canada’s el...
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So long, Denis; Hello Valérie … Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
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PHOTOS: Just-defeated Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre (Photo: City of Montreal.) Below: Montreal Mayor-elect Valérie Plante, who defeated Mr. Coderre in the city’s civic election Sunday, and Saskatchewan Senator Denise Batters, both photos from their Twitter accounts. I’ve got some advice for those ...
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Too much overtime owed may have saved former PC staffers’ jobs as UCP purged their Wildrose counterparts
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PHOTOS: Nick Koolsbergen, new chief of staff to United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney. (Photo: Lorian Belanger/Radio-Canada.) Below: UCP Deputy Chief of Staff Matt Wolf (Photo: Linkedin), UCP communications staffer Blaise Boehmer (Photo: Twitter), and Jamie Mozeson, former candidate to su...
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You Can’t Stay Here, stories by Alberta author Jasmina Odor, tops Audreys Books Edmonton Bestseller List
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Oct. 29, 2017, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. You Can’t Stay Here – Jasmina Odor* 2. This is All a Lie – T...
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