Alberta Politics: $10-a-day child care in Alberta? Forget about it! Federal plan prompts Kenney to call up conservatism’s culture warriors

If cornered, will the Kenney Government flat out say no to federal funds for child care?  It sure looks like it.  Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland (Photo: David J. Climenhaga). But first, as is ever the case when the United Conservative Party’s lizard brain confronts a potentially popular publicly funded

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Alberta Politics: There are better ways for Alberta’s only New Democrat to spend her time than calling for more Canadian troops on Russia’s doorstep

Last week, Heather McPherson, New Democrat Member of Parliament for Edmonton Strathcona, was sounding as belligerent as any Alberta Conservative on the topic of what she termed “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.” In a lead-up to a question in the House of Commons, a clip of which Ms. McPherson distributed on

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Alberta Politics: Shadow Life, graphic novel by Hiromi Goto, tops Alberta independent bookshops’ fiction bestseller list for week ended April 11

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, April 11, 2021. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books in Edmonton and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton. It’s a small world.

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Alberta Politics: Erin O’Toole’s startling course change on carbon taxes suggests Jason Kenney’s influence over Conservatives is waning

Federal Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole’s screeching smuggler’s turn on carbon taxes yesterday likely wouldn’t have been possible without the current disarray of Alberta’s Kenney Government. When word of Mr. O’Toole’s plan to put a price on carbon as part of the Conservative election platform leaked to the CBC on Wednesday

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Alberta Politics: Another Alberta spring day: Premier lectures, Speaker apologizes, dissident pastor’s secret sermon revealed as anti-vaxxers chant ‘lock ’er up!’

Jason Kenney had barely decided what to do about his United Conservative Party’s dissident COVID-denial caucus when a mob of three or four hundred anti-vaxxers turned up on the steps of the Alberta Legislature yesterday and started yelling that Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw ought to be locked

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Alberta Politics: Hundreds of maskless demonstrators, apparently none from GraceLife congregation, protest COVID-defiant church’s closing

Several hundred mostly maskless protesters packed the rural road in front of GraceLife Church southwest of Edmonton Sunday to protest against the closing last Wednesday of the Edmonton-area church by Alberta Health Services and the RCMP. Catcalling police, vandalizing the car of the chief of the nearby Enoch Cree Nation,

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Alberta Politics: Values by Mark Carney tops of Alberta Independent Bookshops’ non-fiction bestseller list for week ended April 4

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, April 4, 2021. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books in Edmonton and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton. Is former Bank of

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Alberta Politics: Things fall apart? 18 UCP MLAs join full-blown rebellion against Alberta’s effort to control COVID-19 third wave

Having opted Tuesday for a return to restrictions on some business and social activities to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the face of virulent mutations of the coronavirus, Premier Jason Kenney immediately faced a full-blown rebellion yesterday by 15 members of his United Conservative Caucus in the Alberta Legislature,

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Alberta Politics: On a wing and a prayer, Alberta reluctantly adopts stricter measures to counter frightening upswing in coronavirus variants

Faced with rising infection rates and a frightening upswing in coronavirus variants, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reluctantly announced a return to somewhat stricter measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in the province yesterday. Half-hearted though the reimposed restrictions announced at yesterday afternoon’s COVID-19 news conference may seem to advocates

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Alberta Politics: What happens now to Alberta’s ethically tainted K-6 social studies curriculum, found to be ‘rife with plagiarism’?

What happens now that everyone knows the authors of the Kenney Government’s hurriedly revised kindergarten-to-Grade-6 social studies curriculum plagiarized significant sections of the document from a variety of sources? In business or the academy, such a revelation would certainly result in the delay and modification the document, if not its

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Alberta Politics: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn leads independent booksellers fiction bestseller list for week ended March 28

Here are the lists of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold by independent booksellers in Alberta during the week ended Sunday, March 28, 2021. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books in Edmonton and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton. ALBERTA FICTION BESTSELLERS 1.

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Alberta Politics: Happy Easter! A time of astonishing negligence, incompetence and mismanagement by Alberta’s UCP Government

Happy Easter 2021! It being Easter Sunday, presumably the flock at GraceLife Church in Parkland County will pack into their pews inside their barn-like rolled-steel worship centre southwest of Edmonton this morning in open defiance of Alberta’s COVID-19 restrictions.  Alberta Premier Jason Kenney (Photo: Government of Alberta). We can likewise

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Alberta Politics: The punchline to the bad joke that’s Alberta’s new primary school social studies curriculum: Mart Kenney

Alberta’s new social studies curriculum is pretty obviously a bad joke, but at least it’s got an entertaining punch line. To wit: Mart Kenney. The controversial Mart Kenney song’s record label (Photo: Screenshot of Youtube video). Curriculum experts and accredited teachers were shocked by the thoroughly politicized draft curriculum document

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