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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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Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci (Photo: David J. Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Irony alert! Albertans must brace themselves for a very Albertan response from B.C. to their claim a balanced budget depends on that pipeline to Vancouver. They won't like it.
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Minister of Education David Eggen visits Calgary school. Photo: Premier of Alberta/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Albertans are pretty unenthusiastic about the whole idea of giving public money to schools that charge tuition, an Environics poll done for the Alberta Teachers Association shows.
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Alberta Legislature Building. Photo: IQRemix/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | While the motion reflects preponderance of opinion in Alberta, it is troubling nonetheless there was not a single voice of principled dissent in the Legislature.
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Kinder Morgan Richmond Terminal. Photo: Peg Hunter/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | I'm no constitutional lawyer, but I was an agriculture reporter for many years, so I recognize the smell of manure. I'll bet B.C. Premier John Horgan does too.
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Premier Rachel Notley speaks with well wishers in the Alberta Legislature Rotunda yesterday after her government’s Speech from the Throne. (Photo: David J. Climenhaga.)
David J. Climenhaga | We can expect former Alberta Peter Lougheed's name to be invoked more than once by the NDP in the lead-up to the general election expected in the spring of 2019.
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Tzeporah Berman (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | A talented public advocacy tactician, Tzeporah Berman was vocal in her support for the British Columbia NDP and its opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.
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Rachel Notley, Brian Mason, Sarah Hoffman & Supporters (Image: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | If Rachel Notley doesn't frighten the leaders of the Wildrose Opposition and Progressive Conservative Party, by gosh she should!
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | The "Asian premium" and "tidewater premium" for Alberta bitumen are myths spread by governments and pipeline proponents, argues earth scientist David Hughes.
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U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr.)
David J. Climenhaga | Conservative Canadian politicians who crossed the border to campaign for Donald Trump should probably be thinking about what to say when the issue comes up in public.
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Party crasher Jason Kenney (David Climenhaga photo)
David J. Climenhaga | When it comes to its own core constituencies, Alberta's NDP government continues to be too cautious – undoubtedly a hangover from the rough ride it got over Bill 6.
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Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | Brace yourselves for more angry outbursts as Alberta’s conservative opposition looks for dark clouds to overshadow any annoying silver linings brightening the still-gloomy provincial economy.