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Brian Mason dismisses 'silly' complaints over delaying start of spring session to March

The provincial government is pushing back the start of the spring legislative session to March 2.

Legislative standing orders say it should begin on the second Tuesday in February, but for the second year, the NDP government has delayed the first day of sitting. 486 more words

Politics

Murray Mandryk: Saskatchewan's wage freeze for all civil servants is a declaration of war on unions

The government made it official Friday — at least, to those who control public sector salaries. Saskatchewan is freezing the wages of all civil servants. 652 more words

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NDP, Wildrose led Alberta's political fundraising in 2016

The NDP and Wildrose ended up neck-and-neck in the Alberta political fundraising race in 2016.

In fourth quarter fundraising numbers filed with Elections Alberta, the NDP was in the lead with $798,165, raising its total for the year to $1,985,272. 443 more words

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Kenney gains another MLA endorsement for his unite the right campaign

Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney rolled out another MLA endorsement in front of a big crowd in Calgary on Wednesday night.

Calgary-Fish Creek MLA Richard Gotfried gave his support to Kenney — the former Conservative MP running for Tory leader on a platform of merging the PCs with the Wildrose to take on the NDP government — at a town hall held at the Hotel Blackfoot. 380 more words

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'We don't give a damn': Anti-oil activists step up opposition as honeymoon with Trudeau ends

On Tuesday, Jane Fonda was in the oilsands to agitate against new pipelines supported by Alberta’s left-leaning NDP government and approved by Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; more aboriginal lawsuits were flying in Vancouver over Trudeau’s approval of the Petronas LNG project; and in Toronto, environmental activists were scoffing at his efforts to reform the National Energy Board. 853 more words

Energy

Breakenridge: The NDP should have delayed the carbon tax until next year

Less than two weeks into Alberta’s new carbon tax reality, it’s hard to gauge what the full impact will be.

Perhaps a year from now, we’ll look back and wonder what all the fuss was about. 647 more words

Alberta

Reevely: Federal lawyer Emilie Taman was wrongly forbidden to run for NDP, appeals court rules

The Public Service Commission has to have really strong and clear reasons for stopping a federal employee from running for office, the Federal Court of Appeal says, and it didn’t supply them when it ordered lawyer Emilie Taman not to run for the New Democrats in 2015. 968 more words

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