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Conservatives have to tie themselves in knots to sustain their narrative about Alberta's fiscal situation | Sep 1 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | "The previous Conservative governments weren't able to balance Alberta's budget in five of the last six years when oil was averaging about $90 a barrel" -- NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci.
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Balanced budget myopia breaks both ways | Sep 1 2015 | Angella MacEwen | Deficits are left wing and balanced budgets are right-wing austerity, right? Not so fast. "Deficits good vs. deficits bad" discourse misses the whole host of choices that go into budgeting.
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Justin Trudeau is right about infrastructure spending. Fair corporate taxes would help. | Sep 1 2015 | Stephen Kimber | We do need to close what has become a $123-billion infrastructure gap. But the longer-term answer is to equal the tax playing field, so corporations pay their fair share too.
Frustration! Bev Sykes on Flickr
Beyond speed: Who is talking about access to e-government this election? | Sep 1 2015 | Suzanne Smythe | What we need in this election is for someone to articulate a vision of digital inclusion that goes beyond the digital management of populations and attends to the digital rights of all Canadians.
rabble radio episode 168: Get out and vote! | Sep 1 2015 | Victoria Fenner | The "thanks for wrecking our summer with your stupid election call, Stephen Harper" edition.
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As Mulcair gains momentum, NDP and Liberals trade places and policies | Sep 1 2015 | Gerry Caplan | It seems that before our very eyes, the two opposition parties are exchanging some of their most distinguishing stripes.
Stephen Harper
'Event logisticians'? Give us a break! They're bouncers! What's that tell you about the Tories? | Aug 31 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Do we really want to elect a political party to the important job of running our country that needs to hire bouncers for its own invitation-only affairs?
Peter Lougheed, Aug. 30, 1971
On this day in 1971, Alberta woke up to an unexpected PC government | Aug 31 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | No one can deny that Peter Lougheed's political victory in 1971 resulted in a long and successful run for his PCs before they succumbed to the same flaws that led to the demise of Social Credit.
Prime Minister in Whitehorse; no tuba players please | Aug 31 2015 | Lewis Rifkind | The Prime Minister is coming to Whitehorse on Friday and he will not be meeting the non-Party electorate.
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Liberals trot out Paul Martin to decry NDP's 'far-right' swerve | Aug 31 2015 | Nora Loreto | Paul Martin's assertion that the NDP has moved to the 'far right' doesn't hold water. Although he would know.
Mowat, Trimbee, Tertzakian, Hanson, McQuaig-Boyd
NDP deftly picks royalty panel as media freaks out about low-key welcome for 'lightweight' U.S. politicians | Aug 29 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | It will be hard for the opposition to do much but praise the appointments of a respected energy economist, a former Alberta finance deputy minister and a small-town mayor to the panel.
We Stand with the Unist’ot’en | Aug 28 2015 | The Unist'ot'en camp and community are on high alert. Support the camp.

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