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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at yesterday's news conference on referendums. Image: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's premier sounded very much like a fellow trying to think of a way to steal a hot stove when he mused about only allowing voters who agree with him to vote on a provincial police force.
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Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn during his mid-pandemic holiday in Mexico. Image: Facebook/Pat Rehn
David J. Climenhaga | Former Conservative PM Stephen Harper is reported to have been called in to give the fractious UCP caucus a lecture about the need to stick together and play nice.
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Social conservative activist and lawyer John Carpay before the doors of a courthouse (Image: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms/distributed).
David J. Climenhaga | The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms' founder and president admitted yesterday it was he who hired a professional peeper to spy on the judge.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney flipping pancakes in Calgary Saturday (Image: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | It's astonishing that a hard-line market-fundamentalist party like the UCP doesn't seem to understand the law of supply and demand.
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Premier Jason Kenney leads some of his new cabinet ministers down the garden path (literally) at Government House yesterday -- visible from left to right, Kenney, Jason Luan, Ron Orr, Muhammad Yaseen and Rajan Sawhney. Image: Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta.
David J. Climenhaga | Six of the eight newly assigned ministers represent Calgary ridings that would probably vote NDP if a provincial election were held tomorrow -- so needs must!
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Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Image: Screen shot of the news conference/rabble.ca.
David J. Climenhaga | The Kenney government confirmed yesterday it would fork over its share of the cash for the first phase of the LRT line opposed by many UCP supporters, but the premier skipped the PM's news conference.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Politicians like Jason Kenney may start out thinking they own the fringe, but as we have seen frequently throughout history, sometimes the fringe ends up owning them.
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Justin Trudeau, all smiles, campaigning in Edmonton in October 2015. Image: David J. Climenhaga/Used with permission.
David J. Climenhaga | Bad Alberta polling numbers for the federal Conservatives suggest Liberals and New Democrats could make gains in the expected federal election. Is Jason Kenney to blame?
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at his June 18 news conference (Photo: Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | Historian and former political aide Christian Champion's fulminations against reconciliation are tendentious and inflammatory. Premier Jason Kenney is sticking with his ex-employee's curriculum work.
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Alberta Inquiry Commissioner Steve Allan (Image credit: Lieutenant Governor of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | Inquiry commissioner Steve Allan sent formal notices to solicit a response from 40 organizations -- the identities of which are being kept secret.
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro, both grinning, confirm what Albertans already knew -- we'll be reopening in time for the Calgary Stampede (Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | Delta variant or no variant, Alberta will be pulling the plug on almost all COVID-19 restrictions on July 1, Premier Jason Kenney confirmed Friday.
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Cancun: a destination prize offered to participants in Alberta's vaccine lottery. Image credit: Jorge Nava/Flickr.
David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans' travel dreams seem to involve getting the hell out of the province and not coming back. This is particularly true of physicians from southern Alberta.