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Alberta Politics: Church in fight over Alberta LGBTQ policy espouses far-right ideology, has close tie to advocacy group

PHOTOS: The New Testament Baptist Church near Spruce Grove, just west of Edmonton. Below: The vandalized sign, with some of the scrubbed pink spray paint still visible; additional signs on the site promoting the church and school; and administrator Rev. Brian Coldwell and private school advocate Donna Trimble, the latter two shots from the CBC. […]

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Bill Longstaff: Bishop Henry pontificates on LGBTQ rights

The Alberta government has established LGBTQ guidelines for the province’s schools. This story would not be complete without comments from Calgary’s Bishop Fred Henry. The good bishop has excoriated the guidelines as "anti-Catholic" and "totalitarian." He claims that Catholic schools, which will be subject to the guidelines, already require that all students be equally respected. Considering . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Bishop Henry pontificates on LGBTQ rights

Dead Wild Roses: Hopes and Dreams Realized

Rachel Notley being sworn into office.

Filed under: Politics Tagged: Alberta, Alberta Government, Canadian Politics, Politics

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centerandleft: Alberta and Polls: Never Again

The Calgary Flames are preparing to host their first playoff game since 2009 in a matter of days. While the Flames are working hard to even up their series, the politicians are working the doors. The province of Alberta may be preparing to elect a new party to power for the first time since 1971.

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Alberta Diary: Government communications staff learn only this week of huge shakeup set for Monday at Public Affairs Bureau

Worried Public Affairs Bureau staffers wait for more information on the shakeup affecting their jobs, which takes place Monday. Actual government of Alberta communications specialists may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: PAB Deputy Chief Martin Kennedy and top agent of change Richard Dicerni.

The Alberta government’s long-controversial Public Affairs Bureau is hours . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Government communications staff learn only this week of huge shakeup set for Monday at Public Affairs Bureau

The Ranting Canadian:             The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry,…

The unholy trinity of the Alberta tarsands industry, the Conservative Party and the right-wing media has gone all-out in its attacks on Neil Young for his stance against their destructive policies and actions. One thing that these corporate wolves and subservient sheep overlook is that, of course, Neil Young is right.

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The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Government Failing to Enforce Environmental Legislation: Study

A new study has found that environmental violations in Alberta’s tar sands operations are frequent, enforcement is rare, and there is a chronic failure to disclose important environmental incident information to the public.

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Alberta Diary: Ironies abound in Alberta’s agitated politics as Alison Redford cranks up the postage meter

How Albertans should see Progressive Conservative and Wildrose policies and procedures. Below: The clever Wildrose Facebook attack on PC Premier Alison Redford’s faintly unsavoury taxpayer-funded mail out, which makes it look a little worse than it really is.

Am I the only one who sees irony in the leader of Alberta’s ultra-conservative Wildrose . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ironies abound in Alberta’s agitated politics as Alison Redford cranks up the postage meter

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands: The Royalty Rip Off [VIDEO]

We recommend:FAA imposed no-fly zone over Exxon’s Pegasus tar sands oil spill siteState Department’s Keystone XL Project Review Upsets EnvironmentalistsTar Sands: Exxon’s New “Energy Everywhere” Program (Satirical Video) Exxon pipeline breaks, spills 84,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil in Arkansas (VIDEO)Line 9: The Tar Sands Come to Ontario (VIDEO)

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Alberta Diary: One single Alberta government bargaining agency is likely to end badly for Redford PCs

Premier Alison Redford, in lab coat, centre, and her Progressive Conservative cabinet get ready to bring Consolidated Bargaining to life. Actual Alberta politicians may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Albert Einstein, the well-known genius, and Charles Darwin, who gave us the idea for the Political Darwin Awards.

Chances are good the Alberta . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: One single Alberta government bargaining agency is likely to end badly for Redford PCs

The Ranting Canadian: Harper hates me, Harper hates you, Harper hates all of…

Harper hates me, Harper hates you, Harper hates all of us

Stephen Harper hates Albertans. That statement may shock and confuse many of you, but the longer that Harper has been prime minister of Canada, the more obvious it becomes. I’m not sure if I’m the first to . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Harper hates me, Harper hates you, Harper hates all of…

Dead Wild Roses: Alberta Politics – Danielle Smith the Meta-Populist

Lesson one in Alberta politics – Don’t fuck with private oil revenue. Lesson two in Alberta politics – There is no lesson two, please refer to lesson one for all concerns about governance. Full marks to Ed Stelmach for attempting to get the public’s meagre spoon into firehouse of wealth that is flowing out of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Alberta Politics – Danielle Smith the Meta-Populist

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Alberta, A Public Oil Pipeline Spill Tip Line Is Launched

“Hundreds of spills happen every year and still this government does nothing. We had three major spills last month alone. How many more have to happen before the government finally acts?”

9 July, 2012 (Edmonton ) – The Alberta Surface Rights Group, Greenpeace Canada, The Council of Canadians and the Sierra Club today launched a . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Alberta, A Public Oil Pipeline Spill Tip Line Is Launched

centerandleft: Wildrose Modernization of Democracy

The majority of Albertans are finding themselves dissatisfied with a Redford government they see as wasteful and bulky, and are savouring the opportunity for change. The last time citizens were upset to this degree with the Progressive Conservatives, they seriously considered a Liberal government in 1993, boosting the Grit seat count from eight to thirty-two, . . . → Read More: centerandleft: Wildrose Modernization of Democracy

DeSmogBlog: Unethicull Oil: What Alberta’s Wolf Cull Plan Tells Us About Canada’s Oil Addiction

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DeSmog recently sent a team to the tar sands region of Alberta to investigate the proposed government plan to systematically kill off the province’s wild wolf population in a supposed effort to recover dwindling caribou herds. The proposed cull has been widely criticized internationally for placing the interests of industry . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Unethicull Oil: What Alberta’s Wolf Cull Plan Tells Us About Canada’s Oil Addiction

DeSmogBlog: Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story

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Over the last several months, Alberta has killed more than 500 wolves using aerial sharpshooters and poisoned bait in order to conceal the impact of rapid industrial development on Canada’s iconic woodland caribou. 

Independent scientists say that declining caribou health stems chiefly from habitat destruction caused by the encroachment of the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story