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David J. Climenhaga | Twitter users were quick to point out to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Aaron Wudrick that any horse hoping to defraud Ottawa of CERB funds would need a valid social insurance number.
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L-R: Terry O'Flynn (Alberta Enterprise Group), Rick More (Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce), Finance Minister Travis Toews, Todd MacKay (Canadian Taxpayers Federation), Sandip Lalli (Calgary Chamber of Commerce) and Janet M. Riopel (Edmonton Chamber of Commerce). Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Readers are advised to take Canadian Taxpayers Federation "reports" with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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Part of the crowd of nurses and other public sector workers who gathered in -30 C. temperatures in Edmonton’s Churchill Square in March 2014, the last time an Alberta government tried to attack their pensions (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | A general election on Tuesday that Jason Kenney and his UCP could very well win really should concentrate the minds of the most likely victims of his plans.
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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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Troy Lanigan, former president and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, at the 2013 Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Right now, it's hard to see where the right-wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation ends and SecondStreet.org, new right-wing think-tank to be launched in March, begins.
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Statue of Atlas holding the Earth. Image: Flickr/elentir
David J. Climenhaga | The Atlas Network is said to have distributed about US$5 million to groups it supports worldwide in 2016. Among the group's partners are 12 Canadian entities.
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Education Minister David Eggen tabled new legislation in the Alberta legislature November 2, 2017 to support students by ensuring they can safely join or form gay-straight and queer-straight alliances. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Public documents and website postings show some of the sources of the so-called Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms' money.
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Dr. David Suzuki (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | At least one response to a poll commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation suggests David Suzuki is far more popular in Alberta than his opponents wish us to believe.
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Minister of Education David Eggen visits Calgary school. Photo: Premier of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Albertans are pretty unenthusiastic about the whole idea of giving public money to schools that charge tuition, an Environics poll done for the Alberta Teachers Association shows.
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PHOTOS: United Conservative Party MLA Wes Taylor, from Twitter with modifications by the author.
David J. Climenhaga | Some member of the UCP caucus is bound to be told sooner or later to dress up as Porky the Waster Hater, at least until the Opposition party can generate some porky waste of its own.
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David J. Climenhaga | A Traffic Court Commissioner concluded MLA Derek Fildebrandt couldn’t prove he was elsewhere at the time of a hit and run in the parking lot of his Edmonton condo.