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Suncor Steepbank mine, near Fort McMurray. Image: Jason Woodhead/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | After spending five years bashing the Alberta NDP's "social license" strategy for oilsands projects, Kenney suddenly announced he will pursue a remarkably similar strategy for new energy projects.
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Conservative premiers Jason Kenney of Alberta and Scott Moe of Saskatchewan. Image: Wilson Centre
David J. Climenhaga | Does anyone actually believe Jason Kenney's claim that Gerald Butts, then Justin Trudeau's principal secretary, secretly conspired with the White House in 2015?
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Alberta nurses: targeted for UCP rollbacks. Image: Submitted/United Nurses of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | When citizens push back against UCP plans and policies, they can expect to be swarmed and bullied, often quite personally, by publicly paid political staff.
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TMX moves ahead while the rest of the world electrifies. Image: Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | The world will likely still need some Alberta bitumen -- to repair the roads on which all those electric vehicles will go whizzing around.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro, Alberta Health Services CEO Verna Yiu and Ernst & Young spokesperson John Bethel at yesterday's news conference in Edmonton. Image: Government of Alberta.
David J. Climenhaga | The consultant's report released yesterday by the Alberta government could be a harbinger of a privatization binge, or it could just turn out to be an expensive press release.
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David J. Climenhaga | Even die-hard Alberta conservatives might start to wonder if all of Alberta's problems are really Justin Trudeau's fault.
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AUPE president Guy Smith. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The stage has been set for a disputatious period of labour relations in Alberta for the foreseeable future.
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Premier Jason Kenney with his "blue ribbon" panel in May 2019. From left to right: retired business professor and former politician Mike Percy, banker Dave Mowat, Finance Minister Travis Toews, chair Janice MacKinnon, Premier Jason Kenney, former B.C. deputy minister Kim Henderson, senior Alberta civil servant Jay Ramotar, and economist and Fraser Institute associate Bev Dahlby. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | A freedom of information filing by the Alberta Federation of Labour revealed that UCP staffers wrote speaking notes and a newspaper column for the head of Alberta's so-called "blue ribbon panel."
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David J. Climenhaga | Support for TMX outside the Prairies has dropped since Kenney scrapped Rachel Notley's "social license" strategy. The UCP government's hostile approach is driving away support for the project.
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Coronavirus. Image: Centers for Disease Control/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | The start of a global coronavirus outbreak probably isn't the best moment for a high-risk ideological experiment in health-care management, but don't expect conservatives to care.
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Progress Alberta director Duncan Kinney. Image: Dave Cournoyer, used with permission
David J. Climenhaga | A small activist organization is challenging the UCP government's so-called inquiry into "anti-Alberta campaigns." If the Alberta government is a Goliath, Progress Alberta is certainly David.
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The University of Alberta's Central Academic Building
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's government adores regulations intended to harass people and organizations they don't like, for example, the University of Alberta.