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Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Don't assume just because Canadian Conservatives eliminated per-vote subsidies that Jason Kenney and the UCP won't reverse course completely on the idea of a subsidy for the Alberta Party.
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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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Calgary-East MLA Robyn Luff (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | MLA for Calgary-East Robyn Luff unexpectedly told media yesterday morning she would refuse to sit in the legislature to protest what she described as "a culture of fear and intimidation."
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United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney (Photo: Jason Kenney Instagram account).
David J. Climenhaga | It wasn't long after Elections Alberta published its quarterly report that a copy of a letter to car dealers from the chair of the Motor Dealers Association was circulating on social media.
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Alberta Democratic Renewal and Labour Minister Christina Gray. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Bill 32 and previous NDP legislation may not get the "dark money" out of politics, but it will expose it to enough illumination it can hardly be called dark any more.
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Photo: Mack Male/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | If a UCP government were elected, this formula would be applied to more than just one aspect of election financing. Alberta would soon say goodbye to the NDP's ban on corporate and union donations.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta has now joined the chorus of voices calling for a national inquiry into the connected tragedies of residential schools and missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
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Parkland Chart
David J. Climenhaga | Even with a ban on corporate and union donations in place, right-wing parties will continue to enjoy a significant advantage thanks to corporate help.
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Linda McQuaig | With a federal election looming, two pressing questions involving the role of money in Canadian politics are attracting surprisingly little media attention.
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Raj Sherman
David J. Climenhaga | Reports the Alberta Liberals are being investigated for donations made by Leader Raj Sherman have the potential to damage the credibility of both party and leader.
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St. Albert City Hall
David J. Climenhaga | Advice to non-union municipal workers: The time to protect yourself is now, not when the stuff starts hitting the fan.
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Brian Fjeldheim
David J. Climenhaga | The suggestion election financing in Alberta has been a snake pit of illegality has been deeply disillusioning to many Albertans.