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University of Alberta campus in 2013. Image: IQRemix/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The university leadership likely concluded that lobbyist Elan MacDonald has the connections necessary to work with Premier Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party government.
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University of Alberta campus. Photo: Bill Burris/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | If Jason Kenney continues to attack the U of A, all he will be doing is damaging a great and valuable Alberta institution, hurting especially the young Albertans who study there.
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Dr. David Suzuki (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | At least one response to a poll commissioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation suggests David Suzuki is far more popular in Alberta than his opponents wish us to believe.
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University of Alberta. Image: IQ Remix/Flickr
David Suzuki | If a university isn't the place to air a range of ideas about the geophysical, social, and economic consequences of profligate fossil fuel use, we should worry about the future of academic inquiry.
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Wind turbines. Photo: Tobias Nordhausen/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The furious debate about the merits of current and future pipeline projects underscores the need for an evidence-based long-term energy strategy for Canada.
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Jason Kenney in role as Citizenship and Immigration Minister at press conference Feb 13, 2012. Photo: Rob Salerno/Daily Xtra/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Let's consider the case of the Israeli university that in 2012 came up with a scheme to give an honorary degree to an unsavoury right-wing foreign politician …
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David Suzuki. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Want to hand a victory to those who would shut down Alberta's oilsands tomorrow? Withdraw the U of A's offer of an honorary degree for David Suzuki. Trust me, that'll work.
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David Suzuki (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | New salary regulations introduced by Alberta NDP won't please top university administrators; entire United Conservative Party Caucus goes missing!
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Amanda Wakaruk
David J. Climenhaga | The government has a moral imperative to share information about what it does with its citizenry — why restrict what citizens can do with this information?
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Alberta Education Minister David Eggen (David Climenhaga photo)
David Climenhaga | The government needs to remember that sometimes in history, the right thing is more than just the only thing decent people can do, but the right thing politically too.
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Brodie Fenlon
David J. Climenhaga | Media has become enslaved to Facebook's algorithm. This is not good news or good for news.
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Mel Hurtig (Photo by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward)
David J. Climenhaga | Mel Hurtig died yesterday in Vancouver. He was 84. He was a great Canadian. He will be missed.