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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Throwback Thursday: Alberta ‘should annex’ parts of the North

On April 19, 1972, Calgary MLA Dave Russell, minister of municipal affairs in the newly elected Progressive Conservative government led by Premier Peter Lougheed publicly suggested that the Province of Alberta should annex parts of the Northwest and Yukon territories. The… Continue Reading →

The Progressive Economics Forum: Homelessness in Canada’s North

Over at the blog of Northern Public Affairs, I’ve written a post titled “Ten Things to Know About Homelessness in Canada’s North.”

Topics covered in the post include the high cost of construction in many parts of the North, the relatively high costs of operating housing in the North, and declining federal funding for social . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Homelessness in Canada’s North

The Progressive Economics Forum: Affordable Housing in the Yukon

Earlier today, over at the Northern Public Affairs web site, I blogged about a recent (and controversial) decision made by the Yukon government about affordable housing in the Yukon. Points raised in the blog post include the following:

-Very little affordable housing gets built in Canada without federal assistance.

-Without financial assistance from senior levels . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: Affordable Housing in the Yukon

Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Ryan Leef Calls Harper “Prime Minister of Cannibal” (VIDEO)

Oooops! The Dear Leader makes his Conservative lieutenants wet their pants, doesn’t he? Last night, Yukon Tory MP Ryan Leef was so overjoyed by Harper’s visit that he invited those gathered to “join me in welcoming back to the Yukon, the Prime Minister of Cannibal… (laughter), Canada, the Right Honorable, Honorable, Stephen Harper.” (Applause). Or . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Ryan Leef Calls Harper “Prime Minister of Cannibal” (VIDEO)

The Progressive Economics Forum: Poverty in Yukon

The Scott Ross: Conservative MP: "Federal Funding at all time high!"

This is a recent mail-out from fiscal Conservative MP Ryan Leef: “Federal Funding at all time high!”

Don’t let the headline fool you, in the flyer he goes on to argue for the small government we have all begun to associate with Conservatives.

Mr.Leef promises to cut cold temperatures in half with heat . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Conservative MP: "Federal Funding at all time high!"

Blunt Objects: Liberals hold on to Opposition in Newfoundland

With 37 seats for the Tories, some are calling it a “Loss” for the party, and others calling it a “Loss” for the NDP with only 5 seats. The Liberals, oddly, may have had the biggest victory, winning 6 seats and thus holding on to the Official Oppositio… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Liberals hold on to Opposition in Newfoundland

politics on CAPS LOCK: Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon elections tonight

Apparently I’m missing some pretty sweet coverage. Forget that though, election night may be the most romantic night of the year, but only when it’s one of OUR elections. Anniversary trumps, no live blogging or making an ass of myself (online). It’s been a sweet 14 years, watching a lot of elections together. Love ya . . . → Read More: politics on CAPS LOCK: Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon elections tonight

Blunt Objects: Newfoundland and Yukon Vote 2011

You can watch the Newfoundland & Labrador results live here, and Yukon I’ll update later on.My own small projections for Newfoundland, at the current moment, are 39 PCs, 7 NDP, and 2 Liberals – respectively on 54%, 29.6%, and 16.4% of the vote.I do… . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Newfoundland and Yukon Vote 2011

2015

With an unusually high number of overlapping provincial and territorial elections overlapping this year, the Fall of 2011 makes for a busy electoral season. With few fireworks in Ottawa as we settle into the normalcy of majority rule in Ottawa, the nat… . . . → Read More: 2015

Co2 Art: Bigotry within Our Borders

Canada’s chronic illness, the reciprocal bigotry infecting two of its three founding nations, is threatening to lurch into pandemic status under the Harper Conservative majority. Until anglophone and francophone Canadians get over their apparently unc… . . . → Read More: Co2 Art: Bigotry within Our Borders

Blunt Objects: Meet Canada’s Newest Premier

Guess who drank the koolaid?Darrell Pasloski was selected tonight as the currently-governing Yukon Party’s new leader, after former leader and current Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie, in power since 2002, decided to call it quits.Pasloski is best known as … . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Meet Canada’s Newest Premier