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Roll up the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner. Federal court halts the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project on the same day Kinder Morgan sells it to the Government of Canada.
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Photo: A train of oil cars sits parked outside Jasper, Alberta, not far from the path of the current Trans Mountain Pipeline. What a day. This morning, the Federal Court of Appeal overturned the federal cabinet orders approving the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline. And this ...
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Alberta’s lone-NDP MP Linda Duncan will not seek re-election in 2019
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Photo: MP Linda Duncan and MLA Rachel Notley at Edmonton’s Pride Parade. It was one of the worst kept secrets in Edmonton politics.  Linda Duncan has announced that she will not seek re-election as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Strathcona when the next federal election is held in Oc...
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Episode 17: Partisanship and the future of Alberta politics
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This week on the Daveberta Podcast, guest hosts Erika Barootes, Janis Irwin and Natasha Soles discuss their experiences in provincial politics and where they see Alberta politics moving in the near future. They also answer some questions you submitted to us. Erika Barootes is the the president of...
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Richard Larson’s Annex tops the list of Edmonton’s Best-Selling Books
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended July 29, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. Annex – Richard Larson * 2. This Wound is a World – Bi...
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When it comes to Sandra Jansen, it’s a grudge match for the UCP
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It was supposed to be an event highlighting an effort to recruit more conservative women into politics in Alberta, but it was overshadowed by the news that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper plans to personally campaign against New Democratic Party MLA Sandra Jansen in the next provincial elect...
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Perennial Audreys fiction bestseller Billy-Ray Belcourt leads again with This Wound is a World
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended July 22, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. This Wound is a World – Billy-Ray Belcourt * + 2. Warlight – Micha...
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Episode 16: Derek Fildebrandt introduces the Derek Fildebrandt Party
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In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss whether Derek Fildebrandt‘s Freedom Conservative Party will be relevant in the next election, Rachel Notley‘s role at the recent Council of the Federation meeting in New Brunswick, the decision by Greyho...
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Derek Fildebrandt joins separatist Freedom Conservative Party, remains a Giant Thorn in Jason Kenney’s side.
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Photo: In happier times. Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt joined Jason Kenney on the eve of his victory in the PC Party leadership race. (Photo credit: @pcyouthalberta on Twitter) Derek Fildebrandt has found a new way to become a giant thorn in the side of United Conservative Party leader Jason Ken...
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Sixth MLA leaves the UCP. Prab Gill resigns from caucus following ballot-stuffing investigation.
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The polls suggest the United Conservative Party is poised to form government in 2019, but how united the caucus actually is remains questionable. Calgary-Greenway UCP MLA Prab Gill issued a statement yesterday announcing that he has left the UCP caucus to sit as an Independent MLA following the c...
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No surprises as UCP wins big in Fort McMurray-Conklin and Innisfail-Sylvan Lake by-elections
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United Conservative Party candidates were elected in by-elections held in two traditionally strong conservative voting districts on July 12, 2018. Both districts were held by the UCP before the by-elections were called and voters in both districts elected Wildrose Party candidates in the 2015 ele...
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