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Is Orange the New Blue in Alberta? My Nerd Nite talk on Sept 17.

Join me on Thursday, September 17, as I dive headfirst into my first talk at Nerd Nite Edmonton. Tickets are available online starting at 9:30am today. They usually sell out quick, so get your tickets soon.

Federal nomination update: NDP close to full-slate in Alberta

Caught slow out of the gates nominating federal candidates in Alberta, the New Democratic Party has caught up and is now only one candidate short of a full-slate in the province.

Let’s Review Oil Royalties and Start Acting Like Owners Again.

Alberta’s new NDP government has taken steps to fulfill one of their key election promises by appointing a panel to ensure Albertans are receiving their fair share from their natural resource wealth through the royalty rates paid by the oil industry to the Alberta government.

Four decades of message consistency

“Most oil men say that the new tax will simply drive new industry out of the province to the expanding fields in the North.” - Ottawa Citizen on May 8, 1972 reporting on Peter Lougheed’s oil tax increase.

SPOILER ALERT: They didn’t leave.

Smoke from forest fires in the Rocky Mountains covers the mountain skyline of Jasper National Park.

Notley’s NDP can’t afford to ignore Wildrose attacks

‘Risky,’ ‘ideological,’ ‘experimental,’ and ‘uncertain’ are all words that the conservative Wildrose Party opposition is using to describe Alberta’s New Democratic Party government.

Throwback Thursday: Justin Trudeau wows crowd of Liberal supporters in Edmonton.

Federal Election Digest | Alberta Edition

While most Albertans are enjoying the last few weeks of summer, here are some of the more interesting and bizarre news stories from the federal election campaign trail in our province.

Calgary-Foothills by-election vote on Sept 3. Here’s what the parties are saying.

Taking place in the backdrop of a federal election, the September 3 provincial by-election in the Calgary-Foothills constituency could have a profound impact on the federal election in Alberta. A win by the NDP would almost certainly boost momentum for the… Continue Reading →

NDP catching up in Alberta – Sunday morning federal nomination update

Initially slow to nominate federal candidates, the New Democratic Party is now catching up to the other three main parties with nominated candidates in Alberta. As of this morning, the NDP have chosen candidates in 22 of Alberta’s 34 ridings,… Continue Reading →

Notley should avoid getting dragged into oilsands election trap

When Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper claimed on the campaign trail last week that Alberta’s new government was “a disaster,” Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci calmly and cautiously responded. But when Mr. Harper again criticized Alberta’s new… Continue Reading →

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