Alberta Politics: As volcano spews lava from Spanish island into Atlantic, huge bozo eruption reported in Alberta city north of Calgary

Lava flowing from a volcanic eruption in Spain’s Canary Islands reached the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, raising fears among scientists who study geophysical and geochemical phenomena of dangerous explosions and toxic gases. Meanwhile, in the Canadian province of Alberta, political scientists were tracking a major bozo eruption in the small city

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Alberta Politics: Conservative MLA, notorious for ‘Cheezies’ remark, righteously scorched by indignant Edmonton physicians

It’s a wonder Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s inbox didn’t spontaneously combust yesterday when the letter from the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association landed in it.  Signed by EZMSA President Erika MacIntyre, Vice-President Cheryl Mack, and 10 other physicians, the letter was intended to take UCP MLA Shane Getson to task

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Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney says it ain’t so, but with Alberta’s high COVID-19 rates, a hard lockdown seems inevitable soon

Brace yourselves, Alberta, for a hard, circuit-breaker lockdown to rein in the province’s surging, out-of-control COVID-19 infection rate. We can be reasonably certain this is coming soon to Alberta’s error-riddled pandemic response because Jason Kenney informed us yesterday there’s no way it’s going to happen. Former health minister Tyler Shandro

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Alberta Politics: Napoleon’s advice to the Alberta NDP: ‘Never interfere with your enemy when he’s busy destroying himself’

VICTORIA – At least some in the Alberta NDP must have been offering up discreet prayers of thanks last night. Premier Jason Kenney, threatened with a vote of confidence yesterday by his rebellious United Conservative Caucus members, bluffed the lot of them into silence. Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley, the

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Alberta Politics: Alberta Health Minister shuffled to Labour; Labour Minister shuffled to Health … premier says he won’t quit

VICTORIA – Say what you will about Jason Kenney, he never fails to disappoint. When the buzz hit social media yesterday morning that Alberta’s premier would attempt to shore up his shaky perch atop Alberta’s government with a post-federal-election cabinet shuffle, the assumption was natural that he was about to

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Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney proves that Alberta provincial leaders can still influence federal election campaigns!

Who says Albertans don’t have influence in Confederation?  Jason Kenney proved once again Wednesday that an Alberta political leader, just by calling a news conference and speaking a few words, can single-handedly influence the course of a federal election!  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Photo: Justin Trudeau/Flickr). One imagines, though, Alberta’s

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Alberta Politics: Alberta’s ‘Energy War Room’ appears to be operating in defiance of the Canada Elections Act

Alberta’s “Energy War Room” appears to be continuing to operate in defiance of Canada’s election laws, campaigning against positions clearly identified with a Canadian political party without registering as an election third party. Greenpeace Canada Senior Energy Strategist Keith Stewart argued recently in a tweet thread that the War Room,

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Alberta Politics: Kenney Government suddenly backs away from long-brewing big battles with nurses and teachers

Alberta’s United Conservative Party Government has suddenly retreated from controversial battles with nurses and teachers that were a priority for Premier Jason Kenney and his inner circle almost since their election in the spring on 2019. Over the Labour Day weekend, a representative of the Alberta Health Services bargaining committee

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Alberta Politics: Alberta’s ‘Kenney Pennies’ scheme to motivate vaccine-hesitant holdouts earns instant, visceral, near-universal derision

Everybody hates a freeloader. This is a universal law of human nature. Postmedia political columnist Rick Bell and Mr. Kenney not so long ago – things seemed somewhat less amiable at Friday’s newser (Photo: Facebook). So while it’s true evidence suggests “vaccine passports” would be more effective at getting vaccination-hesitant

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