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It’s not quite Wayne’s World and it’s not quite The Mercer Report. It’s the McIver Report.
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Photo: UCP MLA Jason Nixon (left) and UCP MLA Ric McIver (right) as the host of The McIver Report. I was surprised to discover this week that Ric McIver, the United Conservative Party MLA from Calgary-Hays and former Calgary Alderman, is the host of a TV show which is recorded in a basement studi...
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Former Ontario MP Jeff Watson running for UCP nomination in Calgary-Peigan
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Photo: Jeff Watson (left) speaks at a rally in support of Ontario PC candidate Chris Lewis (right) on May 11, 2018. Former Essex Member of Parliament Jeff Watson is the fourth candidate to enter the UCP nomination contest in the new Calgary-Peigan district. Watson served as the Conservative Party...
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July by-elections called in two UCP-friendly districts.
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Photo: Laila Goodridge, Jane Stroud, Nicole Mooney, and Abigail Douglass By-elections were called today and will be held in the provincial districts of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and Fort McMurray-Conklin on July 12, 2018. The by-elections are needed to replace United Conservative Party MLAs Don MacIn...
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Episode 13: Doug Ford’s big win, Andrew Scheer’s deal with the Cheese Mafia, and more.
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In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss Doug Ford’s win in Ontario’s election, the NDP’s mid-campaign surge, and the Green Party’s surprising growth across Canada. We also tackle Andrew Scheer’s deal with the Cheese Mafia and his purging of Ma...
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Green Party of Alberta will choose a new leader in September 2018
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Photo: Green Party of Alberta interim leader Coral Bliss Taylor. It’s too small to be a Green Wave, so let’s call it the Green Ripple. Last week, as Doug Ford swept the election in Ontario, Mike Schreiner cruised to victory in Gueph to become that province’s first ever Green Par...
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New Democrats party and Kenney cringes. It’s Pride Week in Edmonton.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was dancing up a storm in front of thousands of Edmontonians at the capital city’s Pride Festival Parade on Saturday. The annual march travels down Whyte Avenue in the heart of Notley’s Edmonton-Strathcona district. Notley was joined by dozens of Alberta NDP MLAs and...
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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan tops Audreys list of bestselling 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 June 3, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan Full Disclosure – Beverley Mc...
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Donald Trump’s trade war, the Ontario Election, the Trudeau government’s pipeline and more
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Photo: Donald Trump with United States Secretary of Commerce Kim Kardashian (kidding).  There was no shortage of political news to talk about this week on the Ryan Jespersen Show. On Friday morning I joined political analyst John Brennan, Global News provincial affairs reporter Tom Vernon and Rya...
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Full Disclosure by former Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin tops Audreys list of bestselling 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 May 27, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Full Disclosure – Beverley McLachlin 2. The Sign for the Migr...
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We bought a pipeline! How the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline impacts the key players in this never-ending dispute
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We own a pipeline! Well, not yet. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced yesterday that the federal government plans to purchase the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder Morgan Inc. by August 2018 if another investor cannot be found. The federal government has committed to help t...
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