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Alberta Politics: Wildrose leader’s public spat with the mayor of Montreal may not help, but it’s likely to continue

PHOTOS: Wildrose Opposition leader Brian Jean has been giving Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre the sink-eye again lately. Below: Mr. Coderre, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Don’t expect Alberta Opposition Leader Brian Jean’s pub… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Wildrose leader’s public spat with the mayor of Montreal may not help, but it’s likely to continue

Alberta Politics: C’mon … admit it, Wildrosers! Denis Coderre’s zinger burned because it landed a little too close for comfort

PHOTOS: Welcome to Bedrock City, AB. Actual rural Wildrose ridings in Southern Alberta may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta Opposition Leader Brian Jean (CBC photo), Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, former Canadian Alliance leader Stockwe… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: C’mon … admit it, Wildrosers! Denis Coderre’s zinger burned because it landed a little too close for comfort

Montreal Simon: The Con Oil Pimps and the Dangerous Pipeline Debate

It's quite the confrontation. Denis Coderre, the blowhard Mayor of Montreal, jackhammering plans for an Energy East pipeline. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre announced the city's official opposition to proposed Energy East pipeline project Thursd… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Oil Pimps and the Dangerous Pipeline Debate

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Oil Pipeline still King in Notley’s Interprovincial Agenda

Three years ago this week, Conservative Premier Alison Redford took to the airwaves to warn Albertans about the ominous “bitumen bubble.” Ms. Redford warned that a pipeline bottleneck and a dramatic drop in the price of oil would rob the… Continu… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Oil Pipeline still King in Notley’s Interprovincial Agenda

The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline opposed by Montreal, Quebec mayors

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre and mayors from other prominent Quebec municipalities have come out against TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline. Energy East’s potential risks, which include catastrophic oil spills, far outweigh the pipeline’s pos… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline opposed by Montreal, Quebec mayors

Impolitical: André Pratte on Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay

This is essentially a call for the Mayor’s resignation from the influential Pratte. Written in the wake of the tawdry cross-examination of witness Martin Dumont before the Charbonneau commission by the lawyer for Union Montreal. Union Montreal is Mayor Tremblay’s party. Here’s Pratte: Et qui est le chef de ce parti nauséabond? Gérald Tremblay. Ce . . . → Read More: Impolitical: André Pratte on Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– Frances Russell discusses how the Cons have corporatized Canadian politics: In fact, elevating corporate rights over the rights of citizens and their democractic institutions seems to be the Harper government’s core agenda. Its aggressive “free trade” stance has led to agreements with Panama, Jordan, Columbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Calgary Grit: After Sleepy Summer, Liberal Leadership Race Should Heat Up

Bob Rae’s fateful decision to sit out the Liberal Leadership Race was expected to sound the starting pistol for a busy summer of campaigning from a crowded field of candidates. I don’t want to discount the dozens of Liberals who have spent August feeling the effects of Merner-mania, but it’s fair to say the race . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: After Sleepy Summer, Liberal Leadership Race Should Heat Up

Calgary Grit: An update on all the people MAYBE running for Liberal leadership

The expectation is that rules for the Liberal leadership race will come down in June, setting the stage for a summer of getting to know the men and women wanting to lead Canada’s third party.

But while we won’t know the rules of the race for another month or two, that hasn’t limited speculation in . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: An update on all the people MAYBE running for Liberal leadership

Calgary Grit: The Race for Third

Back in February I asked readers of this blog who they thought would run for Liberal leader, and who they’d consider voting for. Admittedly, this is as far from a scientific poll as you’ll ever get, and I won’t pretend that the 500+ voters in this straw poll are all Liberals. But we’re not . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: The Race for Third