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Ms Soapbox Throws Her Hat In The Ring

Ms Soapbox would like to make an announcement: She’s seeking the Liberal nomination in the provincial riding of Calgary Elbow. Calgary Elbow was left MLA-less when former premier Alison Redford resigned her seat on Aug 6, 2014…although it would be fair to say it has been unrepresented for quite some time now. 726 more words

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Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher by Jon Meacham

The author’s intended audience is young adult and offers all the facts in a readable comprehensive way. He follows Jefferson from childhood, as he watched his father care for their Virginia home, and was taught the importance of manners and of living well. 263 more words


Top Ten Reasons Why Jim Prentice's "Term Limited" Government is a Bad Idea

Politicians are not tins of spork. The good ones don’t go bad just because they’ve been sitting around for a while.

Of all of the things that PC party leadership candidate Jim Prentice could have done to restore Albertans’ trust in government, imposing term limits on provincial MLAs was not one of them. 900 more words

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Do You Feel Sorry for the JUTC

On Wednesday August 20, the Minister of Transport and Works announced that bus fares will be increased for all passenger categories. This was done, he admitted to Nationwide News, without any prior consultation of any affected stakeholders. 752 more words

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Jim Prentice Fails the "Truthiness" Test (apologies to Stephen Colbert)

If Jim Prentice is going to wade into the murky waters of “truthiness” the least he could do is do it properly, otherwise the whole thing becomes a farce.        844 more words

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Good cronies?

In recent days we have heard a few sniggers about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry staying in Naypyidaw in a hotel owned by U Zaw Zaw, one of Myanmar’s crony capitalists still on the U.S. 355 more words

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The Tory Airplane Scandal--Excuses, Excuses

“I am optimistic that your review will assist in securing Albertans’ continued confidence in their government and trust in their elected officials.”—Premier Redford’s letter to the Auditor General requesting a review of her compliance with the Travel and Expense policy, Mar 4, 2014… 896 more words

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