Columnists
Two students study at a desk. Image credit: Katerina Holmes/Pexels.
Minister Faust | How many otherwise bored, overlooked, or alienated African-Canadian kids could teachers inspire if they taught a "Wakanda" curriculum connecting the fictional content to its real-world inspiration?
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David Climenhaga | Albertans learned last week the grim toll from COVID-19 in the province has now passed 1,000 deaths.
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Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer promises Alberta has a "unique fact scenario" to sway the courts in its fight against the federal carbon tax. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Kenney will take his war on Alberta's carbon tax to the Supreme Court, even as data shows the tax did not significantly harm the province's GDP. Meanwhile, his 'war room' takes on a local columnist.
Podcast
'Orange Chinook - Politics in the New Alberta'
Victoria Fenner | The writ will be dropped any time now for the 2019 Alberta election. A new book explores the historic 2015 win of the NDP and the decades of politics that preceded it.
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The original Al Rashid Mosque, which opened in 1938, is now located in Fort Edmonton Park. Photo: David J. Climenhaga.
David J. Climenhaga | UCP Leader Jason Kenney's tweets were well meaning, but the dog-whistling habit is apparently hard to break.
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This may be the advertisement with which the Canadian Taxpayers Federation ran afoul of Alberta’s third-party election advertising rules (Photo: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | The CTF has been disproportionately influential in Canadian political discourse because the mainstream media treats its pronouncements as if they were credible. Will a $6,000 fine change that?
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Jason Kenney in his Calgary riding during the 2015 federal election (Photo: Facebook).
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Opposition leader Jason Kenney vigorously denies the allegations as UCP supporters heap abuse Ottawa lawyer Kyle Morrow on Twitter.
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Freedom Conservative Party Leader Derek Fildebrandt channelling Charlton Heston in happier times
David J. Climenhaga | In response to federal Liberal discussions about a handgun ban, the former UCP MLA tweeted, "no matter what the feds do, they will never get their hands on mine."
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David J. Climenhaga | Premier Rachel Notley has scheduled a Throne Speech for March 18. One way or the other -- barring calamities or a big surprise -- a general election will follow soon thereafter.
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NDP strategist Brian Topp
David J. Climenhaga | In a lengthy social media essay published Friday, Topp outlines what the NDP must do to capture votes on both sides of the Rockies.
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Karl Nerenberg | With what’s being characterized as misplaced aid to Alberta’s oil patch and Via Rail’s decision to buy railcars from Germany, Liberals show how politically fraught world of industrial strategy can be.
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Abandoned oil well
Penney Kome | Geothermal engineers point to the potential to channel gas wells' heat to local homes and businesses.