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Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | If the NDP has added a new twist to the old PC prayer for higher oil prices, it's the suggestion things will get better when the Trans Mountain Pipeline is completed.
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Photo: Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | "Public sector bargaining is one of the progressive left's proudest achievements in Canada," Brian Topp once observed. "It is also perhaps our greatest gift to the political right."
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Jason Kenney. Image: michael_swan/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's campaign to lead the United Conservative Party has been described as a juggernaut, crushing every conservative who stands in its way. It seems likely Brian Jean is next.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.
David J. Climenhaga | If the Edmonton Oilers do better than the Calgary Flames in the NHL playoffs, Alberta Conservatives will presumably try to find a way to blame the NDP for that too.
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Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | It was Budget Day in Alberta and the sense of relief in the halls of the Legislature was palpable, again.
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Brian Topp
David J. Climenhaga | Despite the shuffle of political staff, the Notley government strategy is thought unlikely to change significantly, although a cabinet shuffle is likely in the New Year.
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Christina Gray
David J. Climenhaga | The disasters predicted by the restaurant industry in Alberta in the face of a minimum wage that is higher -- although not high enough -- will never happen.
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Joe Ceci
David J. Climenhaga | Bill 19, introduced in the Legislature by Finance Minister Joe Ceci, will allow the government and people of Alberta to know how much board executives are actually paid!
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Joe Ceci
David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans, even conservatives, must feel on reading Budget 2016 secretly relieved the province doesn’t have to face a Wild Rose apocalypse just now.
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Photo: Grant Neufeld/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | How does the CTF reach the conclusion Alberta is $17 billion in debt when the RBC projects the province will have no net debt for 2015-2016?
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Notley Cabinet
David J. Climenhaga | The cabinet is still smaller than any previous Alberta cabinet in the past decade and smaller than any other cabinet in Western Canada.
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Derek Fildebrandt
David J. Climenhaga | Empirical evidence in which we can have confidence suggests the Wildrose Party's arguments against higher taxes on tobacco are just so much smoke in the wind.