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Episode 4: The Alberta Party (again), leaked UCP policy, and predictions for 2018
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The Alberta Party leadership race (it’s finally a race!), the United Conservative Party’s leaked policy document, predictions for 2018, and hot gossip from the Alberta Legislature are just some of the topics covered in the latest episode of The Daveberta Podcast with Dave Cournoyer an...
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The Dream of the 90s is Alive in the UCP
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Jason: Do you remember the 90’s? Y’know. People were talking about flat-taxes and buying paisley neckties. And people were singing about budget deficits and debt and reforming the Senate? Maggie: Yeah? Jason: There’s a place where that idea still exists as a reality and I’m leading it Maggi...
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Oil’s Deep State by Edmonton author Kevin Taft returns to top of Audrey’s Edmonton non-fiction bestseller list
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Here is the list of the top 10 fiction and non-fiction titles sold in Edmonton for the week ended Jan. 7, 2018, compiled by Audreys Books and provided by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. EDMONTON FICTION BESTSELLERS 1. This Wound is a World (poetry) Billy-Ray Belcourt*+ 2. Bellevue Squ...
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It’s an Alberta Party leadership race: Kara Levis, Rick Fraser… Stephen Mandel
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Photo: Former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel when he announced his plans to retire from municipal politics in 2013. The rumours have been circulating for weeks, and they now appear to be confirmed. Stephen Mandel is jumping back into provincial politics by launching a campaign for the leadership o...
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12 Alberta MLAs to watch in 2018
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Photo: Alberta MLAs to watch in 2018: Leela Aheer, Shaye Anderson, Deron Bilous, Joe Ceci, Rick Fraser, Sandra Jansen, Brian Jean, Danielle Larivee, Jessica Littlewood, Shannon Phillips, David Shepherd and Richard Starke. Despite its past reputation, Alberta politics has become extraordinarily un...
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Episode 3: Best of Alberta Politics 2017
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In the latest episode of The Daveberta Podcast, Ryan and I discuss Kara Levis‘ entry into the Alberta Party leadership race, the results of the Calgary-Lougheed by-election, Conservative MPs being challenged for their nominations, and we reveal the winners of the Best of Alberta Politics 20...
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Alberta Conservative MPs face nomination challenges ahead of 2019 election
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At least three Conservative Members of Parliament from Alberta are expected to face challenges for their nominations ahead of the expected 2019 federal election (news of two of the nomination challenges was first reported by Ryan Hastman in the latest episode of The Daveberta Podcast). Calgary-Fo...
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Vote in the Best of Alberta Politics 2017 Survey (Round 2!)
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In our most recent episode of The Daveberta Podcast, Ryan and I asked you to help us shape our final episode of 2017 by voting in the Best of Alberta Politics 2017 Survey. More than 300 of you responded to the survey last week with your choices for the biggest political players and defining polit...
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NDP should recalibrate their line of attack after Kenney’s crushing landslide in Calgary-Lougheed
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Attempts by Jason Kenney’s opponents to paint him as an extremist social conservative failed to stop the United Conservative Party leader from winning a crushing landslide victory today in Calgary-Lougheed. With 22 of 22 polls reporting, Kenney had earned 7,760 votes, 71.51 percent of the total v...
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Sexual harassment firing is a gloomy cloud over Jason Kenney’s by-election victory parade
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Photo: UCP MLA Jason Nixon endorsing Jason Kenney’s bid for the leadership of the United Conservative Party. United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney is expected to slide to an easy victory in Thursday’s by-election in Calgary-Lougheed. But the skies over Kenney’s victory parade will b...
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