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NDP environment critic Marlin Schmidt. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta NDP should keep the spotlight shining where it's needed most -- including on Jason Kenney's determination to maintain a cozy space for racism in his government.
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Alberta labour lawyer Andrew Sims (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | It's worth asking the question if over time this approach could lead to the creation of an Academic Faculty Union of Canada?
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Ken Coates
David J. Climenhaga | Ken Coates is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Richard Starke
David J. Climenhaga | PC leadership candidate Richard Starke owns two cats and a Bernese Mountain Dog. It's not clear if this will win over cat people and dog people alike, or alienate them all.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The budget that will be presented to the AU Faculties Council in Athabasca this morning has the tone of a document drafted under protest.
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Athabasca University
David J. Climenhaga | A demoralized university, an administration and board at odds with the government, and a government seemingly reluctant to act is not a formula for success.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | It might well be fair to speculate that the Alberta government has put Athabasca University into a form of "soft receivership."
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta government’s request to the president of Athabasca University to hold off releasing budget details until after a meeting with the Advanced Education minister seems unusual.
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Michael Phair
David J. Climenhaga | Michael Phair, Alberta's first openly gay elected official, succeeds Douglas Goss, who resigned as U of A Board chair last summer amid a storm of controversy.
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Marlin Schmidt
David J. Climenhaga | The plan also appears to include a controversial shift from using permanent, secure IT staff to an insecure force of workers in precarious positions.
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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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The Original NDP 4: Deron Bilous, Brian Mason, David Eggen & Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Picking a cabinet is extremely important because in our Westminster system of "responsible government" the cabinet is the dominant institution of government.