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How the Calgary Stampede became a polarized symbol of Alberta’s reopening

By Sammy Hudes July 9, 2021

As crowds adorned in boots and Stetsons affix their eyes to airborne pancakes this weekend, the near weightlessness of the traditional Calgary Stampede delicacy may mask the ideological load each flapjack flip actually carries.

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Oil and gas well cleanup could spur jobs

By Catherine Griwkowsky June 30, 2021

Enforcing the polluter-pay principle for oil and gas well cleanup could lead to job creation in the most affected communities.

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Legislature winds down as Alberta opens for summer

By Catherine Griwkowsky June 18, 2021

With the legislature adjourned, government house leader Jason Nixon reflected on the spring session, with eyes toward the final stage of Alberta’s summer reopening plan.

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NDP lays foundation for 2023 election campaign at convention

By Catherine Griwkowsky June 7, 2021

In the first Alberta NDP convention since 2018, delegates passed fewer than a dozen policy amendments, three emergency resolutions and three constitutional amendments, and they confirmed Rachel Notley will stay on as leader.

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A tale of two Tories: How Ford and Kenney paved divergent paths to unpopularity during pandemic

By Sammy Hudes May 31, 2021

Curious eyes in Ontario couldn’t help but gaze west last week as Premier Jason Kenney declared Alberta on track for a “fully open” summer, as part of a relaunch plan more aggressive — and perhaps hopeful — than the one unveiled just days earlier 2,000 kilometres to the east.

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Public inquiry deadline extended again

By Catherine Griwkowsky May 20, 2021

The public inquiry into alleged foreign-funded anti-Alberta energy campaigns has been extended for a fourth time — with the government blaming delays on a 2019 lawsuit against the probe that was quashed this week.

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Hospitality businesses seek financial aid, bemoan lack of notice about shutdowns

By Catherine Griwkowsky May 13, 2021

Business groups are calling for greater financial support for restaurants and other service industries that have borne the brunt of public-health measures — and are still being hit the hardest amid the latest round of restrictions.

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Solicitor general unveils enforcement protocols ahead of planned protests

By Catherine Griwkowsky May 6, 2021

Justice Minister and Solicitor General Kaycee Madu revealed a new enforcement protocol, saying he expects police officers and health inspectors to work together and enforce public health restrictions.

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NDP out-fundraise governing UCP in first quarter

By Allison Smith April 26, 2021

The Alberta NDP raked in more than twice the amount in donations as the governing UCP for the first quarter of 2021.

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No fair deal in Ottawa’s budget: Toews

By Catherine Griwkowsky April 21, 2021

Finance Minister Travis Toews said Ottawa’s latest budget isn’t up to snuff when it comes to the increased fiscal fairness Alberta has asked for.

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