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Members of the Alberta legislature press gallery at work. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Postmedia proved that the Alberta press gallery is an anachronism, primarily serving as a gatekeeper for a couple of perks for favoured journalists.
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Nathan Cooper in campaign mode. Photo: Nathan Cooper/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Back in 2015, Alberta's new Speaker said asking MLAs to come to work an hour earlier, at 9 a.m., two days a week showed "blatant disrespect for the Opposition."
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Jason Kenney in 2011. Photo: FAQMP Ichannel/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Public anger at politicians who bill taxpayers for their living expenses when in reality they live close to their work is nothing new in Alberta. Abusive attacks on their critics are new.
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Texas State Capitol, Austin (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | I expect the small NDP group will be made to feel right at home today by the nabobs of the petroleum industry in Houston, and will feel naturally at home tomorrow in Austin.
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Dave Hancock Portrait
David J. Climenhaga | When by-then-premier Jim Prentice appointed a new cabinet in the fall of 2014, Dave Hancock was out, with barely a word of thanks.
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Justice Myra Bielby
David J. Climenhaga | The population of Alberta has grown about 20 per cent in less than a decade and, face it, most of those folks didn't move to Manyberries, Vegreville or Zama City.
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Sandra Jansen
David J. Climenhaga | A British court convicts the white supremacist who assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox during the Brexit referendum campaign in Britain.
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Brian Jean & Derek Fildebrandt
David J. Climenhaga | Realistically, Derek Fildebrandt, the MLA kicked out of the Wildrose Party Caucus yesterday, doesn't have much choice but to grovel to get back in.
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Mike Ellis
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's new pill-machine-control law, enthusiastically supported by conservatives of all stripes, goes farther than oft-reviled Canadian "gun grabbers" ever proposed. Explain.
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Photo: Government of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | After nigh on 80 years, Alberta conservatives are having a lot of trouble adjusting to the reality they're not in charge of the Legislature just now. It's painful to watch!
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Brian jean
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta Opposition Leader Brian Jean offers a dark vision for public services -- for Albertans who need them and people who provide them. This is worth keeping in mind.
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Brian Jean
David J. Climenhaga | This isn't about a lousy 9 a.m. start time at all. It's about a bigger principle… the right to sleep in till noon!