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Jason Kenney (Photo by David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Being away from Alberta 20 years and not noticing it's changed is the most charitable explanation for Jason Kenney's call to effectively out gay students who wish to join GSAs.
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Stephen Khan
David J. Climenhaga | Former Progressive Leadership candidate Stephen Khan says there's "something" about Jason Kenney's campaign that attracts bigots and extremists.
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George Clark
David J. Climenhaga | George Clark's idea, while unlikely to be a success, is not so different from the strategy used by some groups frequently at loggerheads with PC policy over the years.
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Joseph Howe
David J. Climenhaga | We Canadians need to do some serious "succession planning," to determine who or what will do the vital job done by our once-great newspapers.
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Margo Goodhand
David J. Climenhaga | Displaced journos from the Edmonton Sun are about to find a new home in the Edmonton Journal building as the merger of Postmedia and Sun Media proceeds apace.
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William Cornelius Van Horne
David J. Climenhaga | The idea of a high-speed rail line between Edmonton and Calgary fails for three principal reasons: huge energy needs, major environmental damage and poor financial prospects.
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Rob Anderson
David J. Climenhaga | The decision by Premier Alison Redford's PC Party to abandon its winning centrist alliance to woo its most reactionary elements makes political change in Alberta more likely, not less so.
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Alberta Bets
David J. Climenhaga | The XL Foods catastrophe keeps getting worse. But from our governments, all we hear is bland assurances that there’s nothing to worry about and complaints about "too much" regulation.
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Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason
David J. Climenhaga | The NDP mini-surge offers voters in the Edmonton area a way to punish the Tories for years of arrogance without unleashing a Wildrose Apocalypse.
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Edmonton-Centre MP Laurie Hawn
David J. Climenhaga | Edmontonians were genuinely shocked to learn from the province that the federal government had pulled $92 million in promised money for a downtown museum, killing the project.
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Former Alberta chief electoral officer Lorne Gibson
David J. Climenhaga | It wouldn't be fair to describe as mere 'bad luck' for the government two intriguing stories both involving $450,000 lawsuits against Alberta officials.
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David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta political landscape remains gloomy for those who hope for genuinely progressive change at the provincial level.