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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | "Star Trek" actor William Shatner called the Jason Kenney government's refusal to activate the federal government's COVID Alert app "bizarre and dangerous."
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Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro pictured in May 2020. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Alberta union leaders are in daily communication with one another, something they say is beyond the norm.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro gives a press conference on October 8, 2020. Image: Tyler Shandro/Screenshot of Twitter video
David J. Climenhaga | The fiscal benefit of the cuts will be negligible, if not negative.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro at this morning's news conference. Photo: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video
David J. Climenhaga | The UCP's promise to not layoff health-care professionals until after the pandemic is probably not going to keep those workers from thinking about moving to other jurisdictions.
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RCMP parade in 2011. Image: Kat2Kat2/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The RCMP may be no paragon of liberalism and progressive enforcement, but they're apparently too liberal and progressive for the United Conservative Party.
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Edmonton's Royal Alexandra Hospital. Image: Ian Stumpf/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Most of the Edmonton region's orthopedic surgeons would have needed to be on board for the private hospital idea to have legs. At least one of them evidently wasn't.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro. Image: Chris Schwarz/Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Harsh words about Alberta's UCP by local elected officials in the party's rural heartland are extremely unusual. A fight over how to keep local doctors has sparked some in Pincher Creek.
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Jason Kenney and Jason Nixon with a big stack of paper yesterday. Image: Jason Kenney/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | How odd Alberta's red-tape-hating UCP, steeped in the anti-government rhetoric of the old Wildrose party, should be bragging about smothering the province in legislation.
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Tyler Shandro gives a press conference on June 23, 2020. (Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | Efforts to explain the depth of the government's animus and aggression towards the Alberta Medical Association during a global pandemic have not cast much light on the conflict.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro during a press briefing on July 13, 2020. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's desperation play confirms the UCP government's "war on doctors" isn't going well.
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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro. Image: Screenshot of Government of Alberta video
David J. Climenhaga | The echo chamber of UCP "issues managers" and press secretaries vilifies any doctor that talks back, and seems to be daring physicians to leave the province.
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Tyler Shandro during a June 25 news briefing. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Bill 30 opens the door to a higher degree of privatization and two-tier health care, and escalates the government's feud with Alberta's doctors.