Alberta Politics: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good – CBC’s Canada Reads winner – leads independent bookshops’ fiction bestseller list

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 27, 2022. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton. Perennial bestseller Five Little Indians

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Alberta Politics: After nearly a year gathering dust on a shelf, Kenney Government proclaims politician recall law and its sister act

After letting it sit un-proclaimed in legislative limbo for nearly a year, the Kenney Government has finally gotten around to taking the necessary steps to bring its politician-recall legislation into force. In a press release yesterday, the United Conservative Party Government announced the Recall Act and its sister act, the

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Alberta Politics: Controversy over sophomoric meme, admission police interviewed premier, distract from lame Axis of Inflation news conference

The adults definitely don’t seem to be in charge any more over in Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s office. It didn’t take very long after the slap heard ’round the world during last night’s televised Academy Awards presentation before a sophomoric meme about the dramatic moment appeared on Premier Kenney’s social

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Alberta Politics: Calling UCP leadership review rule change illegal, unethical, and ‘a travesty,’ Jason Kenney’s rival Brian Jean vows legal response

Alberta’s United Conservative Party hasn’t even held the vote yet in its review of Premier Jason Kenney’s leadership and his chief rival is threatening legal action. Yesterday the party board, dominated by Mr. Kenney’s supporters, changed the rules for the April 9 leadership review vote to make it easier for

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Alberta Politics: Hysterical Conservatives outdo themselves with ‘coalition’ histrionics, but Parliament is operating exactly as it should

Let it be conceded that the Conservative histrionics over yesterday’s confidence and supply agreement between the Liberals and the New Democrats in Parliament has far outdone the “spectacular national Conservative tantrum” predicted in this space.  Naturally one would have expected a right-wing Opposition party to argue that any deal between

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Alberta Politics: A Burning by Megha Majumdar tops Alberta independent bookshops’ fiction bestseller list for week ended March 13

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 13, 2022. The lists are compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, and include sales at Audreys Books and Glass Bookshop in Edmonton. ALBERTA FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. A

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Alberta Politics: Ammolite, soon to be yet another official Alberta emblem, even comes with a cryptocurrency angle!

“Ammolite is an important part of our heritage and economy,” Ron Orr said yesterday in the Kenney Government’s news release announcing that the little-known gemstone would soon become one of Alberta’s official emblems.  Mr. Orr is Alberta’s minister of Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women. It’s the latter portfolio on

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Alberta Politics: Guest post by Bradley Lafortune: It really is time for Alberta to end the fiscal insanity and get off the revenue rollercoaster

By Bradley Lafortune In quiet Zoom meetings of economists and energy analysts around the province you can almost hear the murmurs: “Fiscal insanity … again!”  But there is hope, however faint, because the imperative could not be more clear that Alberta must plan for a long-term recovery through savings, reinvesting

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Alberta Politics: Brian Jean, Jason Kenney’s rival, wins Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche by-election in a walk for UCP; turnout was disgracefully low

No surprise, it was Brian Jean in a walk.  The well-heeled local lad, former Conservative Member of Parliament and former leader of the Wildrose Party of Alberta didn’t even have to break into a sweat to capture an overwhelming majority of the votes for the United Conservative Party in yesterday’s

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