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Alberta Politics

Who might and might not be invited to the Leaders’ Debate in Alberta’s 2019 election?

Photo: Alberta political party leaders – Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney, Stephen Mandel, David Khan, and Derek Fildebrandt. We are now somewhere between seven and ten months away from the next provincial general election in Alberta. For the past seven provincial elections, leaders of the main political parties have participated in televised leaders debates, and while a lot […]

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Alberta Politics

From the Depths of Hansard: Highways, Hemlock and Marmalade

Combing through Hansard, I frequently come across amusing, witty and interesting transcripts of debates that have occurred in the Alberta Legislature since the record keeping service began 45 years ago. Over the weekend I came across an amusing exchange between two MLAs on May 16, 1972. Gordon Miniely, the Progressive Conservative MLA for Edmonton-Centre, interrupted Charles Drain, […]