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City councillor says no convicts hired by city to test Uber hiring practices

Calgary city hall never sent convicted sex offenders or other violent convicts to test ride-share company Uber’s vetting of drivers, Coun. Diane Colley-Urquhart said Friday in an effort to clear the air over Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s impromptu comments. 510 more words

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MacDougall: Conservatives, heal thyselves

Somebody call the doctor, a leadership candidate is dead. Kellie Leitch, we hardly knew ye.

What’s that you say? Leitch is a doctor?

How charitable was it then for Dr. 811 more words


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Two local housing related news stories caught my attention recently.

The first is about a four-storey mixed-use complex on the corner of 13th Avenue and Elphinstone Street. 901 more words


Wall wants $6.3 million from federal government to help support Syrian refugees

Saskatchewan’s premier wants $6.3 million in federal funds to help support settlement efforts for roughly 1,100 Syrian refugees.

While school boards have embraced the call for funding, some say the province could be doing more. 541 more words


David Staples: Alberta government moves to end province's industrial tax fiasco

The Alberta government is moving to fix one of the great taxation inequities in the province.

Rachel Notley’s government will soon propose changes to more fairly share $1.9 billion in industrial taxes between the province’s cash-poor towns and cities and its cash-rich counties. 738 more words

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No improvement for Alberta's credit rating after finance minister meets with Moody's

Credit ratings agency Moody’s isn’t going to budge on the credit downgrade it handed Alberta recently, and Joe Ceci doesn’t know when the province might see its pristine AAA rating restored. 372 more words


New directive to provide more information on dangerous goods shipped throughout Canada

A new federal directive will require railway operators to provide more data on the shipments of dangerous goods that travel through Canadian cities.

Protective Direction 36, which came into effect Thursday, calls for railways to share more information with municipalities and first responders to help them with emergency planning and risk assessment. 176 more words

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