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What's at stake? Only a generation of young physicians!

The government has introduced legislation that will allow it to restrict entry to Alberta. The conditions for entry will be managed by Alberta Health: where the doctor practices, with whom and how. #physiciansupply 1/6
Because there is no contract, healthcare decisions are being made solely by politicians & not #healthcare practitioners. A torn up contract means there are no limits on what conditions the Minister can put in place for doctors, clinics & patients. @shandro @jkenney 2/6
Because of #Bill21 & this legislation #Albertamedicalstudents no longer want to practice in #Alberta - a direct result of govt actions.

The vast majority had seen their future in Alberta (over 80%). Now over 75% feel they need to plan for practice elsewhere. #albertajobs 3/6
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Time for me to ask a really awkward question (and likely one that will get me roasted here) but here it goes: is it possible that #Alberta is taken for granted in federal politics because we are almost always a guaranteed conservative vote? Let me explain. #cdnpoli
I said it during the last federal election: the CPC could run a cactus here & it would likely get voted in. Conservative candidates didn't have to campaign here because they didn't have to earn anything. Trudeau barely visited because it was ROI-negative to come here. #cdnpoli
The other parties are essentially an afterthought here (sorry but it is true). The Conservative blue vote is so engrained here that it is working against us. Even when we had "our party" in power, they didn't have to work for Alberta. They had nothing to prove because "we won."
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(THREAD) How to kill a life-saving public health intervention to the roar of thunderous applause.

The #UCP guidebook to gaslighting, misdirection, and nepotism.
#ABLeg #ABpoli
The @jkenney show was something to behold today—amidst announcements for treatment funding, those of us in #harmreduction waited in bated breath for some indication about the fate of supervised consumption services (SCS) in #Alberta.
While the SCS chatter didn’t start until after the announcements, the government’s continued negative attitude towards the service was in full force.

‘Those addictions counsellors, they’re the real heroes’

‘Those of you who got clean and stayed clean, you’re the real heroes’
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#Iran plane crash victims
Dr. Neda Sadighi, a member of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, and the Iranian Association of Ophthalmologists.
University of Waterloo students Marzieh Foroutan & Mansour Esnaashary Esfahani
University of Guelph students Ghanimat Azdahri
The University of Guelph confirmed that Ghanimat Azdahri was its PhD students of the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics
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Wanted to share earlier...but couldn't quite. I recieved an amazing present this week. Mom always manages to find extremely thoughtful gifts-a skill I wish I had. This picture is of me and my Dad. Ironically, I had just shaved my head for #Cancer (THREAD) 1/
Last spring, Dad was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He went through chemo with flying colors-even helping to design his own birthday present, a garden statue, in September. 2/
He is an adventurer, and a homebody, if that is even possible. Always willing to lend a helping hand, he was a #community leader and a silent snow angel for his elderly neighbours. 3/
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1) Wanna know how to piss off an #Albertan?

I’m gonna show you....

#HurtinForCertain #ILovePipelines #Canada #TheoFleury
2) On June 9, 2015 Craig Smith sent John Podesta (& others) an email with the subject Confidential Embargoed.
It was a plan to crush Alberta Oil.
The following is a portion of the email from the Wikileaks vaults…
3) Can you forward this to Craig? We are actually trying to make sure Podesta gets this in his hands—over 100 scientists tomorrow (Wed) will call for a moritorium on new Tar Sands expansion (which means #nokxl, no Alberta Clipper, etc).
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Interlude #2: Next episode by Dr Dre featuring Snoop Dogg. '2001' is a perfect album from start to finish.…
Pre-911 I'd not gotten into History or Geopolitics much. I didn't feel like Nations & how they ran themselves would hold many surprises. Expect folks creating a broken/backwards system to themselves be broken/backwards. #911 reminded humans how quickly this stuff can matter /23
End of the day on 911 I felt like I all I knew for sure was America was about to smoke somebody, maybe a whole bunch of somebodies & that it would be nice to know who actually did it & why. What else can you do? You wait for the President to speak. Yeah. *That* guy. /24
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Everyone: we need more activism in this #overdose crisis.

*Jess asks for help

Everyone: *crickets

#Calgary wake up! This person is trying to help your community and is doing all of the leg work!

#yyc twitter champions, can we get some traction on this cause?
#ABLeg #ABpoli
#Calgary has been significantly impacted by the overdose crisis in Canada—in fact this city has, year over year, been the most impacted out of all #Alberta municipalities.
This awesome human (@_Jessica______M) is trying to augment #hamreduction services in this community and could use some help.

She needs help finding a space—she also needs some funding. In a time when your #UCP government is freezing funding for pending sites, anything will help.
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1/3 of #Albertans feel they'd be better off as an independent country. Anyone reading this who is surprised, hasn't been paying attention. Of course I'm sad to see the number. I am a traditional coast to coast to coast Canadian.
I was 19 when I moved from my home in Quebec to Alberta. And one of the most attractive aspects of living in Alberta for me was the patriotism I felt everywhere around me for Canada. I never met a Mountie in Quebec. I never spent a moment in a National Park. I never saw the
Enthusiastic support for Canadian Forces in Quebec that I felt every day in so many ways in Calgary and Edmonton & every other city, town, village and farm, in Alberta. Those were snail mail days. And I would write my dad about how great it great it felt to be an Albertan.
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1/#WEXIT groups on FB are overrun with racist, far-right conspiracy theories, partly bcz the ppl behind the VoteWexit etc. campaigns have pushed that stuff for months if not years.

Details below.

Kudos to @ARCCollective for much info. #cdnpoli…
@ARCCollective 2/ FB grp has over 250k members. Founder is ex-RCMP Cons. Peter Downing. Had to serve 9 month probation for "uttering threats."

He's behind the "Is Trudeau leading us to Civil War" billboard campaign in Alberta.…
@ARCCollective 3/Downing pointed to a Trudeau Foundation annual report with a triangular graphic he says is similar to symbol used by pedophiles to communicate with one another.

This, plus (debunked) rumours about Trudeau's affair with a student, he says might amount to Canada's "pizzagate."
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If you relied upon Facebook and Twitter for information, you would probably think that Albertans are all starving because they are keeping the rest of Canada in the lap of luxury. Albertans are bombarding social media with posts about how hard done by they are.

We have another Province in our Federation that is also an oil producing Province, Newfoundland and Labrador. When Mr Harper and Mr Kenney designed the current Equalisation programme in 2011, they carefully excluded NFLD because of their offshore oil.

The average family income in Nfld is about 35% lower than Alberta, housing is cheaper, but everything else is more expensive because of geography. If their electricity utility is to stay solvent they need to double the price to the consumer.

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Born and raised Albertan here. (A Thread)

I lived my entire life in a 1-party state; the #Conservative one.

My whole life, the same cries: "We're just not being represented! No one listens in Ottawa"
Can we talk about the real problem?
It’s not #Trudeau. Not this time.
Let’s ignore #Trudeau completely, this is bigger than him.

I want YOU to do a gut check.

I mean it.

Take a good, very looong look at the #CPC.
When we had to do 'belt tightening' due to the global recession, no life lines were laid down 'just in case'.
It wasn’t even considered.
We struggled under @stephenharper. It wasn’t easy.
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A couple of weeks back I found what I initially thought was petrified wood while hiking to a fishing spot on the North Saskatchewan River (NSR). Turns out it was a dinosaur bone. Here is a thread about my experience and what I learnt. #fossil #dinosaur #alberta
It started with a great day of fishing. The NSR has been pretty high all season and with the start of fall fishing upon us I decided to hike up to a spot where an island forces the river into a small channel. At the end of this channel is a somewhat steep cliff bank
On my way back from fishing I crossed under this bank. Some rocks and a section of the bank had fallen down recently and I had to navigate over them. As I crossed over these rocks I noticed something that looked like a clay pipe. White with a bit of a curve to it.
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Did you know Ontario recently reviewed liquor servers' minimum wage as part of a large labour law review?…

After study and consultation they recommended that "The liquor servers' minimum wage should be phased out" p. 166

#ableg #abpoli #yeg #yyc #alberta
There were two phases of consultation including public meetings held in 15 cities, input from a broad range of stakeholders and experts, academic input, and research projects.

They heard over 200 presentations and received over 300 written submissions.
Some key findings from the report:

"Women comprise almost three-quarters of liquor servers." p. 163

"20% of liquor servers earn less than the general minimum wage after tips." p. 163
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Introducing my #the100dayproject inspired by @QMUNITY and my fellow #ADE @Sharon_Drummond. 100 days, 100 GIFs, 100 queer terms to educate and connect our community and allies. All GIFs created with #AppleKeynote and will be compiled on @GIPHY :… @AppleEDU
Day 1: QUEER - widely used among the community to refer to the spectrum of non-heterosexual +/ non-cisgender ppl as a shorthand. Important - this is RECLAIMED language that was/is still used as a hate term. #pride #education @QMUNITY @sogiUBC Follow along ———> #100daysofQueer
DAY 2: HETERONORMATIVE - social roles & structures that reinforce idea that heterosexuality is the presumed norm and is superior to other sexual orientations. #pride #education #sogi #humanrights @QMUNITY @sogiUBC @HRC

Follow along —-> #100daysofQueer created on #AppleKeynote
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#LoveLettersToAlberta This is from the heart to #Alberta, not a journalist, so it's kinda sloppy. I'm disabled so I have lots of time to research. I'm white (an accident of birth, so I'm not special) and 6th generation Canadian. 1
Dear Alberta, 350,000 families in #Ontario whose breadwinner lost their well-paying jobs in manufacturing know how you feel with the energy business going through rough times. Hubby was a victim. 2
Some jobs went to the USA to states where they have "Right To Work for Peanuts". Some went to little brown people who aren't immigrants. The jobs went to their country. 3
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Some #Albertans who have been riding with me for decades are still asking why I interrupted @JKenney as often as I did Tuesday night. Will tell you exactly what I told Andrea Montgomery today on the #AlbertaMorningNews @770CHQR and @630CHED
Whether you're a Flames or Oilers fan You want your guy to rag that puck for as long as possible on the penalty kill. @JKenney insisted on ragging the puck with generic meaningless political rhetoric when the public wanted answers on serious moral questions. Have hosted Kenney
on many shows when i have given him 3 - 5 minutes for an answer. But that's because he's an eloquent speaker when there is moral principle, purpose & power in his language. There was none coming from him as he kept ragging that puck. I interrupted him to force him to focus on
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1/Thread: The Economic Forecast no one’s talking about in #Alberta #ABVote #ableg
2/ Every year, the Canadian Energy Research Institute publishes its annual Oil Sands Supply Cost study, often with meagre fanfare and media coverage. You can find their studies here:
3/ These #oilsands supply cost reports always included a forecast of bitumen royalty revenues, but in 2017 this specific chart was dropped from the annual report, probably because of market conditions. #ableg #abvote
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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
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
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
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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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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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THREAD: 1/ Alberta's Economy - How we got to now. #ableg #abgov #Alberta
2/ Forget your idealizations about Peter Lougheed. He was a great man. This story begins in the late 1990's with the Federal Liberals under Jean Chretien and his Minister of Natural Resources, Anne Mclennan.…
3/ Anne Mclellan (@DalChancellor) likely had a greater impact on the trajectory of Alberta's Economic prosperity than any other politician in history. OK, maybe we'll place her next to Saint Ralph Klein, God Rest His Soul.
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