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Alberta Politics: Timing of NDP election finance bill’s planned implementation a direct shot at foundering Tories

PHOTOS: NDP Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley at yesterday morning’s press conference on Bill 1, An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta. Below: Premier Rachel Notley, PC Leader Ric McIver. With Bill 1, An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta, there can be no question that Alberta’s NDP government is playing hardball with what’s left of . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Timing of NDP election finance bill’s planned implementation a direct shot at foundering Tories

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Secrets of the Con Regime

He runs the most shadowy government in Canadian history. Where everything is either a secret or a talking point.He likes to muzzle the truth. Or bury it. Like his shameless minions have just been caught doing with this climate change report.Read more »

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Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Volume 6: Still asking for money … in tiny increments

On hand: one cool election lawn sign. Needed: funds to help print additional copies. The pitch is simple: Small donations can help make a big difference!

As previously noted in this space, a big part of running for public office is asking for campaign donations.

Some people can’t stand it, and talented public . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Volume 6: Still asking for money … in tiny increments

Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Vol. 1: The actual dark secret of democratic politics

The front page of Saturday’s St. Albert Gazette. A good first week of campaigning.

ST. ALBERT, Alberta

Well, I reckon the first week of my campaign for city council here in St. Albert has to be judged a success – at least by the measure of the excellent coverage I received in our . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Vol. 1: The actual dark secret of democratic politics

Politics and its Discontents: Party Puppet: House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer

And it is not difficult to figure out who is pulling his strings. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Vaughan M.P. Has Some Splainin’ to Do.

My my my. It looks like Mr. Law-and-Order, the dour and humourless M.P. Julian Fantino, may not have been playing by the rules in the last election. Recommend this Post

Pop The Stack: Democracy for Sale

Democracy week may have come and gone with very little notice in Canada but this turns out to be Election Week. In Alberta, the PC party selected a new leader and thus a new premier; a woman for the first time ever in Alberta . In Manitoba, the NDP returned for the fourth consecutive time . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Democracy for Sale

Pop The Stack: Democracy for Sale

Democracy week may have come and gone with very little notice in Canada but this turns out to be Election Week. In Alberta, the PC party selected a new leader and thus a new premier; a woman for the first time ever in Alberta . In Manitoba, the NDP returned for the fourth consecutive time . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Democracy for Sale