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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the June 7 news conference (Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr).
David J. Climenhaga | The rebellion that now has UCP Premier Jason Kenney looking as if his career is on the ropes is strongly reminiscent of the circumstances that ended PC premier Alison Redford's political career.
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Leela Aheer. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta via Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Leela Aheer, the UCP's minister of culture, multiculturalism and status of women, also rejected the Alberta premier’s obsessive defence of John A. Macdonald.
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NDP Opposition Leader Rachel Notley addressing her party's convention Sunday afternoon (Image credit: Screenshot of NDP Facebook live video).
David J. Climenhaga | If returned to power, the former NDP premier vowed to transform Alberta into a powerhouse of renewable energy in North America and to introduce universal child care.
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Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley surrounded by campaign volunteers in 2015 shortly before she became premier. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | If you go by Elections Alberta's figures, there really isn't a third political party in Alberta any more.
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David J. Climenhaga | Support for TMX outside the Prairies has dropped since Kenney scrapped Rachel Notley's "social license" strategy. The UCP government's hostile approach is driving away support for the project.
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Opposition leader Rachel Notley, on the steps of the Alberta legislature building yesterday. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | "I'll keep telling it like it is," vows Alberta Opposition Leader Rachel Notley, kicked out of the Alberta legislature for calling the UCP house leader a liar.
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David J. Climenhaga | If Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is serious about helping Alberta's fossil fuel industry, he'll need to adopt the NDP's social license strategy.
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Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, at the start of a large march through Edmonton yesterday. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | It would have been a remarkable accomplishment for any group to summon a throng of the size that enthusiastically greeted 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton.
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Heather McPherson, the federal NDP's candidate in Edmonton Strathcona, and former Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason. Image: Heather McPherson for Edmonton Strathcona/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Former Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason didn't mention Notley by name, but her recent suggestion she might not vote NDP because of the federal party's pipeline policy obviously didn't impress him.
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Reakash Walters nominates Rachel Notley as the NDP candidate in 2015, shortly before the NDP's historic majority victory. Image: Provided by Reakash Walters
David J. Climenhaga | If you have progressive views, you don't have to be living outside Alberta to feel out of touch with Alberta politics nowadays.
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Alberta's historic Legislature Building in Edmonton as climate protesters gathered last Friday. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Anyone can stick up anything they like in the windows of the stately and historic Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton and they won't be breaking any rules.
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Former Alberta premier Rachel Notley, whose NDP government brought in the so-called turn-off-the-taps law. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney, ironically, seems determined to stand by what is arguably Rachel Notley's worst law while tearing up the good legislation her government passed.