Alberta Politics: If the UCP’s Leela Aheer still has political ambitions, she’ll likely need a new political party to pursue them

If Leela Aheer hopes to continue her career in Alberta provincial politics, she’ll probably need to find a new political party.  Well, sure, the United Conservative Party MLA who lately has become a frequent and vocal critic of Premier Jason Kenney could theoretically still win the United Conservative Party nomination

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Alberta Politics: Impact of UCP’s brutal post-secondary funding cuts sparks fear in University of Lethbridge’s Music Department

Faculty and students in the University of Lethbridge Music Department are fearful of the impact of a “drastic restructuring” of academic programs brought about by the Kenney Government’s brutal funding cuts to Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions in last February’s provincial budget. In a letter to published Saturday on the Lethbridge

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Alberta Politics: There are several reasons for Jason Kenney’s enthusiasm for ‘small modular reactors’ – none of them are particularly good

Small nuclear reactors don’t make any more economic sense now than they did back in the summer of 2020 when Alberta Premier Jason Kenney took to the Internet to tout the supposed benefits of the largely undeveloped technology being promoted by Canada’s nuclear industry.  Now that Mr. Kenney has taken

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Alberta Politics: Don’t worry about mandatory vaccinations coming to Alberta – if they do, we’ll call them something different

“Alberta’s Legislature removed the power of mandatory vaccination from the Public Health Act last year and will not revisit that decision, period,” Premier Jason Kenney tweeted yesterday. Just in case any Albertans were in doubt about what he really meant, about an hour later Brock Harrison, Mr. Kenney’s communications director,

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Alberta Politics: If only Alberta had an institution that could support students forced to learn at home – like it did until 2020

With this pandemic disrupting education in Alberta, if only we’d had an institution that could have supported students forced to learn at home, help their parents, and provide digital curriculum resources province-wide! We did, of course.  Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange in 2020 (Photo: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr). Before it was closed

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Alberta Politics: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney holds a news conference about nothing – the rest of us are just going to have to suck it up!

Jason Kenney held a news conference about nothing yesterday. Alberta’s premier said he’s “very determined” there will be no additional delays and schools will reopen as planned on Monday, the continued rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 notwithstanding. It doesn’t sound as if much has been done to

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Alberta Politics: Spinning delay as a favour to teachers and a response to COVID, Kenney indicates he’ll press on with controversial curriculum

The way Jason Kenney told the story, Alberta parents and teachers would like his United Conservative Party government to “go a bit slower” rolling out the new primary school curriculum it introduced in late March to widespread opposition. To those who have been following the controversy created by the curriculum

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Alberta Politics: Reports on controversial coal mining plans received, says Alberta energy minister, providing little additional information

Midpoint between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage yesterday issued an 85-word statement saying the government’s Coal Policy Committee has submitted its final report and recommendations on Alberta’s long-term approach to coal mining. In addition, the five-member committee chaired by National Energy Board member Ron

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