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The biggest news in the whole planet over the last 24 hours regarding #Climate are coming out of #Alberta. THREAD #cdnpoli #abpoli
The first story is about coast-to-coast charging stations by @petrocanada, owned by Alberta's own @suncor. On it's own a tectonic event for electric vehicle uptake & corporate climate leadership. /2 #cdnpoli #abpoli petro-canada.ca/en/personal/fu…
The second story is that billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffet, one of the top investors on earth right now just bought 10.8 MILLION SHARES of Alberta's own @Suncor (owner of @petrocanada). Get where I'm going with this? You get it. /3 #abpoli #cdnpoli cbc.ca/news/business/…
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"Am I going to be asked tomorrow if I was on the grassy knoll?" @jkenney's defensive, victim-minded reply to fair questions simply asking to clarify his comment, "people of modest level of human capital".

Key words: defensive; victim-minded

#ABPoli #ABLeg
#DraytonValleyDevon
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On the one hand, it's not inspiring leadership to react defensively, nor as if victimized.

Imagine this mentality & behaviour at the table discussing major issues with major consequences.

#ABPoli #ABLeg
#DraytonValleyDevon
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Or, just imagine how you'd take it if anyone you hired, or the person at the drive-through window, spoke to you like this if you questioned anything they said or did.

On the other hand, he started with, "I'm happy to take your questions."

#ABPoli #ABLeg
#DraytonValleyDevon
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The illegal federal political contributions from #SNCLavelin were to both federal parties back in 2004-11

All the funds have been repaid to the federal treasury by the respective national parties, both of whom disavow any knowledge of the scheme

#Cdnpoli
globalnews.ca/news/4215730/f…
@StephenHarper appointed gov't employee remained on payroll despite links to illegal fundraising

Former #SNCLavalin VP #NormandMorin was named by PM @StephenHarper to the port authority in 2006!!

#Cdnpoli #Abpoli #Ableg #Alberta #Yyc #Yeg

ctv.news/y7pgFIX
The #CPC gov appointment of #ArthurPorter to Canada's intelligence oversight agency after allegations surfaced the he was involved in a kickback scheme in #Montreal involving #SNCLavalin.

#Cdnpoli

theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…
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Met Aref Najafi & Alvin Heck at Alberta Innovates @ABInnovates & InnoTech Alberta's @InnotechAlberta #Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre ACCTC in Calgary. They're prepping for carbon XPRIZE #CarbonXPRIZE testing. #ACCTC @xprize #carbon #CO2 #CCU
#C2CNT building on left; two stacks with exhaust from natural-gas fired combined-cycle Shepard Energy Center are in rear. Shepard exhaust gas will be sent to the #ACCTC for carbon XPRIZE #CarbonXPRIZE texting later in 2019.
Natural-gas fired Shepard Energy Center exhaust gas from Stack #2 (left above) is cooled and compressed at its bottom. This gas will be sent to the #ACCTC for carbon XPRIZE #CarbonXPRIZE texting later in 2019.
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This is the #CarbonTax in Alberta working EXACTLY as designed. #abpoli #climateaction cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
This is the #CarbonTax in Alberta working EXACTLY as designed.
cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
This is the #CarbonTax in Alberta working EXACTLY as designed. #cdnpoli #abpoli cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
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(Thread) Because events in #Alberta politics happened at such a rapid pace, I decided to use my Facebook timeline to compile all the controversial incidents and scandals involving the #UCP in 2018 - because there was a lot. #ableg #abpoli (1/48)
Methodology: I'm not compiling silly gaffes that went nowhere (such as Jason Kenny's finger bowl comment), incidents like "So & so said something stupid on Facebook five years ago" unless the person became a candidate... #ableg #abpoli (2/48)
...nor am I compiling things that cannot be directly linked to the #UCP, such as the hoodies calling for @JustinTrudeau to be executed or the ongoing death threats to him and @RachelNotley - even though there is likely a link. (3/48)
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#Ottawa has not failed #Alberta!!

Watch this video from Oct 15th explaining why #ABoil prices were on the decline.

#BNN US refineries, which have been offline during maintenance work, may help explain the recent decline in Canadian #Oil prices

#Abpoli #Ableg #Cdnpoli #Yyc #Yeg
#CtvNews🎥@JustinTrudeau "In order for a pipeline to come online this week, it would have to be started effectively, under the previous #CPC Gov, & we know that didnt happen, because they didnt have the right approach on pipelines"

#Abpoli #Ableg #Alberta #Cdnpoli #Aboil
Bill C69 or C48 did not delay these piplines. Failed environmental assessments & a lack of sincere #Indigenous consultations caused these delays.

#KeystoneXL (Court delays)
#TMX delayed (IC)
#EnergyEast cancelled
#NorthernGateway delayed (IC)

#Abpoli #Ableg #Alberta #Cdnpoli
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1. After this debacle of a post, maybe it's finally time for @cathmckenna to rest her Twitter thumbs. Below, she lauds the pro-carbon tax @PAPOICanada initiative. This seems innocuous at first, but let's explore this group's partners & mandate shall we? #onpoli #cdnpoli #abpoli
2. @PAPOICanada supports an escalating carbon tax & a $100/tonne carbon tax. According to University of Calgary analyses (see Financial Post, Jun. 27/18), a carbon tax at that rate would cost $2,223 per household in #Alberta & $2,340 in NS per annum. #cdnpoli #onpoli #abpoli
3. The American counterpart of @PAPOICanada, @PriceOnIt, also supports a USD$80/tonne carbon tax, and was founded in part by @ourclimateus. #cdnpoli #onpoli #abpoli
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#Alberta has an 8.2% unemployment rate. Massively uncomfortable question: What do you think the rate would be if #Alberta was a U-S state? The correct answer is full employment. Everyone knows how much I love Canada and #Alberta So it breaks my Cdn heart to think our federal
system is so incompetent,unflexible & ideologically biased that we should have to ask uncomfortable questions like this. Look at the low unemployment numbers in U-S states that have far fewer advantages and assets than #Alberta and you don't have to be a #Nobel prize winner in
Economics to know that #Alberta would be the superstar, the Connor McDavid of state economies if the government and courts weren't albatrosses around the necks of #Albertans I always want #Alberta to be part of Canada.But how I could blame #Albertans looking at 8.2% unemployment
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