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New Alberta NDP member Sandra Jansen urges colleagues to fight harassment

WARNING: The following article contains language some readers might find offensive. 

EDMONTON – Alberta legislature member Sandra Jansen is urging her colleagues to fight abuse directed toward all politicians. 436 more words

Politics

'We’d be better off with Sandra,' says PC interim leader after Jansen defects to join Notley's NDP government

Warning of an “extremist” takeover of the Progressive Conservative party, Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen has defected to Alberta’s NDP government less than 10 days after pulling out of the Tory leadership race. 973 more words

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#NoWhining #PantsuitNation #ProgressiveConservatives

I originally had this as a FB post, but I thought I’d put it here as well. Warning: Post contains no whining or finger-pointing.

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Alberta mayor posts emotional message encouraging women after U.S. election

Lisa Holmes, the mayor of Morinville, Alta., shared an emotional message on Facebook following a heated day in provincial and U.S. politics.

“I spend a significant amount of time and energy telling people how much I love my job, encouraging women to consider running for council, becoming leaders in their community,” Holmes wrote. 449 more words

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Ignore social conservatives at your peril

As leadership campaigns continue for both the PC party in Alberta and the Conservative party in Canada, the advice of the political pundits is fairly unanimous; if any conservative party wants to be taken seriously, it should steer clear of social conservative issues. 805 more words

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Quiet legislature return for former Alberta premier Alison Redford

Former scandal-scarred Alberta premier Alison Redford was immortalized on the walls of the legislature Thursday morning by two staffers who rolled up with no notice, hung her portrait in seconds, checked the levels, and left. 639 more words

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