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NorthReport

How refreshing!

Rachel Notley, an NDP leader 50 years in the making

Her father helped start the party in Alberta, now she's pushed and pulled it to centre stage

http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/rachel-notley-an-ndp-lead...

David Young

NorthReport wrote:

How refreshing!

Rachel Notley, an NDP leader 50 years in the making

Her father helped start the party in Alberta, now she's pushed and pulled it to centre stage

http://www.cbc.ca/news/elections/alberta-votes/rachel-notley-an-ndp-lead...

The link does not work!

 

NorthReport

Rachel Notley says it hit her a week before election that she’d be premier

"I suddenly realize that this could happen," said Notley in an interview with The Canadian Press.

"My stomach gets very sore and suddenly I go, 'Oh my Lord. We have so much to do.'"

She remembers pacing in the empty suite. What to do? What to do? She dialled up her husband, Lou, and started talking.

The plan had been to run 18 hours a day in the last week of the campaign, then collapse in exhaustion on polling day.

At this rate, Notley feared, the day after the vote Canada would wake up to a frazzled hollow-eyed husk of a new Alberta leader nodding off at the podium.

"You've got to talk to your people," she remembers Lou telling her.

Notley phoned up her campaign director Gerry Scott and told him, "We need to pull out of a bunch of different events and start planning transition."


http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2015/05/10/rachel-notley-says-it-hit-he...

NorthReport

How Will Notley Lead? Hint: Her First Event Was Open to Everyone

'Welcome to your Legislative Assembly,' Alberta premier tells crowd at outdoor swearing-in ceremony.

 

http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/05/26/How-Will-Rachel-Notley-Lead/

NorthReport

I like Rachel Notley already. She has her priorities right, and her feet are firmly planted on the ground.

Who needs to discuss stuff with right-wingers anyways.   Laughing

Notley absent from premiers' trade talk

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Notley+absent+from+premiers+trade+tal...

 

NorthReport

Let's Enjoy the Lack of Sexist Punditry Targeting Notley

Wait, no comments on the premier's hair or wardrobe? High fives, everybody.

 

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/06/03/Sexist-Punditry-Notley/

NorthReport

Sweet! Smile

$2M for civic building retrofits marks start of NDP's energy efficiency push

The NDP government used a fairly routine funding announcement Thursday to highlight that energy efficiency grants will form a key portion of its coming climate-change strategy.

 

David Young

I have received a NOTLEY CRUE T-shirt, and I'm going to be wearing it during the Nova Scotia NDP's A.G.M. on Saturday, June 13th!

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

The two things Rachel Notley shouldn't do this weekend:

1.  go to a Tim Horton's

2.  not go to a Tim Horton's

NorthReport

Alberta bill to ban corporate and union donations just the start of reforms: NDP

http://globalnews.ca/news/2057661/alberta-bill-to-ban-corporate-and-unio...

NorthReport

Suck it up one percenters, times are a changin' We are NOT going to be kissin' your ass any more, at least in Alberta. In Canada, we have to wait till October 19th.  Laughing

Notley issues fiery stance on pipeline position in first NDP question period

Lashing back at critics who call the NDP job-killers, Premier Rachel Notley hotly defended her party’s position on pipelines during the bumpy question period that kicked off the new legislature session.

“I want to make two things perfectly clear,” the new premier told Wildrose energy critic Leela Aheer, one of 70 rookies in the new legislature.

“First of all, our position on the Keystone (pipeline) was that if we ship unprocessed bitumen to Texas, according to this government and to the American government, we will give tens of thousands of Alberta jobs to Texas — not to Albertans — and that’s not what Albertans want to see.”

Notley also pushed back at critics who attack the NDP for pressing for stringent environmental standards for energy development.

“Albertans have been trapped in a discussion where when you stand up for our air and our land and our water, you are accused of being a job killer, and what that does is that contributes to the very record which is actually inhibiting our ability to access markets,” she said.

The premier said she recognizes that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil and she will work with industry to improve the province’s environmental reputation to get them approved.

“Just to be clear, I’m very committed to ensuring that our energy industry is supported, and we understand that part of that means ensuring that they can get their product to market,” Notley said.


http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/notley-issues-fiery-stance-on-pip...

felixr

No is going to believe, nor should they, that this is not a conflict of interest. Arab should be given a political job within the executive/political appointee side of the party or the government, or CUPE should move him into a non-comms role.

quizzical

oh bull shit, people need to look up what political 'conflict of interest' actually means before they start shooting off their mouths.

NorthReport

Perception counts as well though so it is good it has been addressed.

Now here's more music to the mayor's and Mulcair's ears too I'm sure

It's so good to see politicians trying to work together for the people. 

After years of "No" from previous gov'ts, NDP isn't slamming door on big-city tax talks 

http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/06/21/after-years-of-no-from-previous-gov...

NorthReport

Alberta’s Notley apologizes to indigenous peoples for residential school abuse

http://ipolitics.ca/2015/06/22/albertas-notley-apologizes-to-indigenous-...

JohnInAlberta JohnInAlberta's picture

What an amazing, marked difference I've seen in the past month!  I'm in my mid-40s and I've never seen such genuine social awareness from a Premier in my life.  Ms. Notley has only impressed and continues to set a realistic, logical path that is in the best interest of Albertans in general.

My one possible criticism could be the backtracking on rent controls, but I imagine that's due to the economic hiccup that's being felt through the province.  I only hope it's revisited a year or two from now.

NorthReport

Quite impressive, and the Angus Reid poll out today shows it.

Rachel Notley is the real deal, and I'm optimistic it will continue, and that Mulcair will benefit from her presence right across the country as we soon head into the federal election.  

Unionist

felixr wrote:

No is going to believe, nor should they, that this is not a conflict of interest. Arab should be given a political job within the executive/political appointee side of the party or the government, or CUPE should move him into a non-comms role.

quizzical wrote:
oh bull shit, people need to look up what political 'conflict of interest' actually means before they start shooting off their mouths.

Yeah, what quizzical said. Lou Arab has to stop speaking publicly on behalf of a trade union... or in favour of a higher minimum wage... because he cohabits with the premier? What kind of crap is this?

Here's a comment on that idiotic Herald article:

Eric Cameron, communications consultant wrote:
As a close observer of the fortunes of Jim Prentice, who served briefly as my MLA until he quit in a huff on election night, I note that I have never seen an article in the Calgary Herald examining the work history of his spouse.

Who knows? A close analysis of Prentice's spouse might have revealed huge conflicts of interest - like maybe s/he had a bank account, or filled the family vehicle's tank with gas, etc.

quizzical

Unionist wrote:

felixr wrote:

No is going to believe, nor should they, that this is not a conflict of interest. Arab should be given a political job within the executive/political appointee side of the party or the government, or CUPE should move him into a non-comms role.

quizzical wrote:
oh bull shit, people need to look up what political 'conflict of interest' actually means before they start shooting off their mouths.

Yeah, what quizzical said. Lou Arab has to stop speaking publicly on behalf of a trade union... or in favour of a higher minimum wage... because he cohabits with the premier? What kind of crap is this?

here we've right a wing councillor and mayor who believe they've a right to decide whether they're in conflict or not. elected officials set the law you know not lawyers and the courts! it's become such an issue everyone in the community is getting educated on what constitutes a conflict. i guess it's one bonus out of the nonsense.

Brachina

NorthReport wrote:

Let's Enjoy the Lack of Sexist Punditry Targeting Notley

Wait, no comments on the premier's hair or wardrobe? High fives, everybody.

 

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/06/03/Sexist-Punditry-Notley/

 This article.is absurd, soft sexism, the media glummed onto Rachael's relationship.with her father because its heart warming, its a moving story, plus the media loves dynasties, look at Justin Trudeau.

 

David Young

 

 This article.is absurd, soft sexism, the media glummed onto Rachael's relationship.with her father because its heart warming, its a moving story, plus the media loves dynasties, look at Justin Trudeau.

I try not to look at Trudeau, thank you.  It helps to keep me from losing the contents of my stomach!