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Jim Prentice to Rotarians: Don't read my lips, but no new taxes! Everything else will be revealed later … | Mar 3 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta will keep all the old Klein-Stelmach-Redford-Hancock policies that cause the ongoing revenue problem. Premier Jim Prentice will fix it by beating up on modestly paid public employees.
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The Liberals have lost their way | Mar 3 2015 | Duncan Cameron | The personal appeal of Justin Trudeau will not be enough to cover for an unwillingness on the part of the Liberals to stand up and be counted on crucial issues.
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Open letter: To Chris Alexander from concerned Canadian citizens | Mar 3 2015 | various | Concerned Canadian citizens respond to Chris Alexander's recent comments about a woman's right to choose to wear a niqab or hijab during a citizenship oath.
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Nova Scotia's problematic top-down approach to race relations | Mar 3 2015 | Stephen Kimber | In the week the never-ending Africville issue returned to court, a new decision on Black education is just one more they-never-learn example of government's top-down approach to racial concerns.
Doubling TFSA contribution limits: Even nastier than income-splitting | Mar 3 2015 | Armine Yalnizyan | Despite the Harper government's claims, it's clear that the Tax-Free Savings Account carries far higher risks than rewards -- for individual Canadians as well as for the economy as a whole.
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Prentice PCs prepared to use bare knuckles on battered Wildrose remnants | Mar 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | On March 28, former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith will face off against Okotoks town Councillor Carrie Fischer, who sounds familiar but only for coincidental reasons.
Response: Repealing and amending are not at all the same thing | Mar 2 2015 | Michael Laxer | In the real world, calling for the repeal of legislation and calling for amendments to legislation are not, in fact, the same thing and it is completely ludicrous and bizarre to claim otherwise.
Pam Palmater on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada | Mar 2 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Recorded on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory, by Greg Macdougall, Dr. Pam Palmater speaks on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada.
Catch 22 Campaign website shutting down | Mar 1 2015 | Gary Shaul | The Catch 22 Campaign was one of several strategic voting initiatives in the 2011 federal election. C22 will not be doing a repeat in 2015.
A Modest Proposal for progressive cooperation in Alberta | Mar 1 2015 | Susan Wright | Sacrificing party loyalty? A small price to pay for humanity, surely.
Mulcair is not soft on C-51 | Mar 1 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Elsewhere on rabble.ca Michael Laxer has made the argument that the NDP is soft on C-51 because Mulcair says, in office, the NDP would amend it not scrap it. Laxer is wrong.
Jimmy Carter
Jim Prentice's 'pathetic lies': It's all spin all the time with Alberta's 'new management' | Feb 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | To paraphrase Democrat Lloyd Bentsen's famous comment to Republican Dan Quayle in the 1988 U.S. vice-presidential debate: "I knew Ralph Klein... Premier, you're no Ralph Klein!"

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