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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith (@ABDanielleSmith) says her government is working on changes to be debated next week that will reverse a provision in a bill
...that gives her cabinet unfettered power to rewrite laws behind closed doors without the approval of the legislature.

Smith stated on Saturday that her sovereignty bill was never intended to grant cabinet such broad authority,
...and that her government wishes to make it clear in law that this is not the case.

The bill, which was introduced this week, has drawn widespread criticism and condemnation for granting Smith and her cabinet the authority to reverse any federal policy,
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Constitutional law experts, correct me if I'm wrong, but am I reading that @ABDanielleSmith's Sovereignty Act allows the @Alberta_UCP to theoretically force Alberta Health/AHS to do any of the following, without it going through the legislature:

#abpoli #ableg
1. Delist and defund abortions, and quite possibly make it illegal for providers to perform them, as they could theoretically disagree with the Supreme Court's R v. Morgentaler?
2. Force all AHS hospitals and the CPSA to remove any masking policies in facilities or clinics because they don't agree with COVID masking recommendations (maybe they can do this anyway without this law right now, but have chosen not to...yet)
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@Alberta_UCP today you tried to claim #Alberta as your kingdom & Albertans your subjects. This is a dark day in Alberta. Know this: no one will trust a Conservative gov in AB again. It doesn't matter how you reform.•1
#SovereigntyAct
#UCPAuthoritarianism
It doesn't matter what name you call yourselves. What you have done today is a blight on AB & it confirms that power in the hands of extremists always results in authoritarianism. You are vile. I'm ashamed you are Canadians. You've made our lives hell •2
since 2019. Who do you think you are giving yourselves such a mantle of power & authority over us? You are despised. You are an embarrassment. You are anti-Canada & you prove it every day. You embolden racism, hatred, bigotry, extremism, & you will never •3
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🧵 The Alberta Sovereignty Act is Needed🧵
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Everyone that ignored coerced Euthanasia, saw no constitutional problem with lockdowns, shuttering bank accounts without court orders, invoking martial law to quash a protest

They're screaming bloody murder

And I love it.
2/

Danielle Smith's sovereignty act is the opening salvo in what is certain to be a constitutional crisis if not a seperatist crisis in Canada.

And i bloody love it.
3/

What the act proposes to do is no different than what countless sanctuary state/city laws in the US do:

Refuse to let municipal and provincial resources be used to enforce federal laws the locality opposes.

This is exactly how California and Chicago help Illegal immigrants
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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

The federal government has awarded $27 million to an Alberta-based company that plans to extract lithium from the province's old oilfields. #Lithium #Alberta #Canada #Business
E3 Lithium has developed a method for extracting lithium, a light metal used in the production of EV batteries, from oilfield brines. E3 Lithium has already drilled test wells in the historic Leduc oilfield region of Alberta. It plans to launch a field pilot project next year.
Imperial Oil Ltd. has also invested in E3 Lithium and is assisting the company with technical and development support. Lithium has been identified as a priority by the federal government as part of its $3.8 billion, eight-year critical minerals strategy.
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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

An Alberta cabinet minister asserts that helping those in the province who are experiencing a "inflation crisis" and skyrocketing utility costs right away makes more sense than waiting another seven months. #Alberta #Canada #Inflation #Politics
Even though a provincial election is anticipated in the province in May, Matt Jones (@MattJonesYYC), minister of affordability and utilities, stated that he is not about to apologise for offering assistance at this time.
“I would say there either is a cost of living and inflation crisis or there isn’t.

Albertans are certainly feeling it and the next question becomes, should the government respond to address the real needs of Albertans now or wait for seven months?”
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BREAKING: #BNNCanada Reports.

The RCMP (@rcmpgrcpolice) commissioner should be fired, according to Alberta's justice minister. #RCMP #Alberta #Canada #Politics

Alberta has lost faith in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki (@CommrRCMPGRC), Image
...according to Justice Minister Tyler Shandro (@shandro), who is urging with Marco Mendicino (@marcomendicino), the federal minister of public safety, to fire her right away.
On a number of files, including the convoy protests and blockades earlier this year, according to Shandro, Lucki has performed subparly.

Mendicino retorts that Lucki has the support of the government,
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This is such a good episode about being trans in Edmonton.

“If I can get antidepressants for being depressed I should be able to get hormones for being trans.”

#yeg #edmonton #trans #queerinalberta #alberta
Some points from the episode:

-It's difficult to find needles for testosterone
-There are testosterone shortages at least once a year
-The only trans specific clinic just got shut down because of lack of funding
-The waiting list for the university gender clinic is very long
Something the episode didn't point out is that @skippingstoneca is a great resource for trans people in Alberta, and I found it to be very quick to get gender affirming care, which is great because I'm still on the waiting list for the gender clinic.
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When I was a young man in my 20s, with a young family, I was diagnosed with cancer (in #Alberta). Tests, surgery, and hyper aggressive chemo ensued. At that time I was off work for 4 months and was taking some of the most expensive drugs available. 1/
If I would've had to pay for this directly, I would've been bankrupt, hopeless and likely would've chose death so my family wouldn't be burdened. But I didn't have to make that choice, because I live in Canada, where we all share the provisions of healthcare. 2/
20 years later I'm still here. A sucessful, proud father to a nurse and a son, and still lovingly married. Happy to pay taxes so that others can have the same opportunity to live healthy, have supports and get quality education so that society's future is ensured. 3/
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Thread: Why has Oil & Gas been so volatile? Since 2018, the majority of all CDN E&P buying has come from high-turnover funds. Thus any WTI weakness had them rushing to the exits. Encouragingly, low-turnover funds have become the main buyer in 3Q

More energy inst. buying trends:
2/ As CDN Oil & Gas names hinted at bigger dividends & more growth post Q2 earnings, we saw these 'style' of funds be the dominant buyer in Q3. This theme likely continues as balance sheets allow for more ‘shareholder friendly’ items and growth into 2023 #WTI
3/ Importantly, some of the largest global funds are now picking up CDN Oil & Gas names. Given their AUM size, it can take multiple quarters to establish a position, suggesting there is more large block buying to come in future quarters #energy #CrudeOil #OOTT
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This morning I saw something I will NEVER forget.

We were at a store in Southeast #Calgary. We were shopping for some groceries when my stepson saw someone take a package of meat and put it under their shirt and then slowly walk over to their cart. #Food #Hungry #Alberta #yyc
Someone then took it upon themselves to legit walk over there and publicly shame the person. Sure people came to the person who took the package of meat but the other entitled bigot just wouldn’t stop.

I stepped in. I was NOT going to let another #Calgarian be treated like that.
I went over to the person and asked if I could help at all. The entitled bigot told me to kick rocks (in not so nice words) but I wouldn’t let that phase me.

I told the person in a loud voice that we would have no problem buying them some groceries no questions asked. #Groceries
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We have 2 requests on our list to tend to before we hit the ground running this week!

If we could get help with the following two request that would be amazing!

This week we have a busy week with a very important announcement that will be coming this weekend! #yyc @cmcalgary
Here are the two requests that we need help with:

Request One:

Senior lady needs help with a #Enmax bill in the amount of $373.09 She also needs help with a few over the counter medications. For a list of what he needs please DM😊

#Alberta #Calgary #Canada #Help #DoGood #YEG
Request Two:

Single mom needs help with some OTC medications cause her two kids are sick. Also needs a special needs hamper that is high in protein/low in salt & contains items that little artificial dyes.

#HelpNeeded #PayItForward #MedTwitter #Help #COVID19 #helpinghand #Care
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"Dangerous" Danielle Smith. A history of her bad takes, and how her bad judgement will hurt Alberta.
🧵

#AbLeg #abpoli #yyc #calgary #edmonton #alberta #yeg #yql #reddeer
After running on a platform of opposing the Alberta PC dynasty, she and seven other MLAs crossed the floor to join the party she had ferociously opposed for years before. What else did she lie to voters about?

#AbLeg #abpoli #yyc #calgary #edmonton #alberta #yeg #yql #reddeer
The jist of this terrible column? "Dangerous" Danielle Smith used her platform to argue that light cigarette usage can be good for you, and we need to put our energy into making cigarettes healthier.

#AbLeg #abpoli #yyc #calgary #edmonton #alberta #yeg #yql #reddeer
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One of the most disheartening 80 secs I have ever seen on Twitter (which says a lot) from our unelected #Alberta premier @ABDanielleSmith. Let's set the record straight about #COVID therapeutics in #AB. 1/
Alberta institutions and researchers played a large role in developing and testing COVID-19 therapeutics, as well as rapidly reviewing emerging evidence from around the world which continues to come out at incredible pace.
@AHS_Innovates @UAlberta_DoM @UCalgaryMed
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Within weeks of the pandemic hitting #AB, we were enrolling patient volunteers into an international clinical trial (Solidarity) as part of the Canadian @CATCO consortium. In fact Alberta was the leading contributor to CATCO nationally. 3/
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Oct 19: AB COVID-19 update
Disclaimer: I base my graphs off of AB Health's raw data. Their weekly data includes changes made to past weeks. I update my graphs to reflect those changes and then do my update which is why my numbers may be different than others. #COVID19AB
Tests
This week: 7825 (+412 more than last week)
#covid19ab #covid #yeg #alberta #ab #yyc
Cases
This week: 1387 (+92 more than last week)
#covid19ab #covid #yeg #alberta #ab #yyc
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Could we see a NYMEX natural gas price spike this winter? The U.S. just might not be able to rely on 'cheap' Canada natgas imports w/ western CDN storage near record lows (at only 71% full).

A thread on CDN natural gas dynamics #AECO #oilandgas #LNG #alberta Image
A number of issues why CDN natgas storage is low, but we've already begun to see a reversal, with AECO difs improving dramatically over the last week (now at US$2.50/mcf). Last time storage was at current levels, the differential went on to reach $0.50/mcf a year later; 2/ #NYMEX Image
Despite CDN natural gas producing at record levels (17.2 bcf/d and ~1 bcf/d higher than last year), maintenance issues and other factors have yet to contribute to higher CDN natgas storage levels; /3 Image
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BREAKING:#Alberta announces it will NOT participate in the federal firearm buyback program. It will not enforce it — nor force any Albertans to participate in it. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro calls Ottawa's plan politically motivated and an 'overreach.' #yeg #yyc #abpoli #ableg
Government's plan is to ask RCMP to NOT enforce it.

Shandro says policing dollars should be spent on policing, not having officers act as "confiscation agents."

He says he hopes RCMP will listen to gov and not do it, but gov can't actually do anything more than that it seems.
Shandro's response when I pointed out that asking RCMP to not follow federal laws sounds an awful lot like Danielle Smith's proposed 'Alberta Sovereignty Act':

#abpoli #ableg #Alberta #yyc #yeg
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In the latest edition of "What the ***** did @ABDanielleSmith just say?!", we have this hot off the press. When @Albertadoctors asked her how #Alberta will ensure all citizens have access to quality care, we have this quote from her:

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"l understand we have 11,000 doctors in the province. I have been told each GP should be able to have a patient panel of 1500 patients. This is clearly not occurring....

2/10
"...For whatever reason, it appears that GPs are not wanting to have this patient load otherwise we wouldn’t have the problem we have"

Okay let's talk about this Danielle. It will be short and sweet.

3/10
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Ever heard of the train-tram?

Not the same thing as the tram-train!
A system that lets lightweight trains travel quickly between cities, but also operate on city streets like trams.
The RegioSprinter is currently operating in Zwickau, #Germany, though above video is from #Czechia ImageImageImage
They even trialled it in #Calgary #Alberta in the mid-90s. Note the name: DiscoTrain ! Image
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⚠️ This Tweet Has Graphic Images ⚠️

Today I was driving in the NE in and around the neighbourhoods when I was about to turn around and head home when I saw someone flag me down.

A older gentleman and his girlfriend asked me if I had any water or anything to eat. @cmcalgary
I pulled over, put my flashers on. I got out to grab them some water and snacks and saw the older gentleman limping & in obvious pain.

When I say hobbling I mean every few steps he stopped to catch his breath because he was in so much pain.

That’s when I said I’d come to them.
I grabbed some bottles of water, snacks, some backpacks, and asked them if they needed anything else.

He told me his bandages had dried to his skin and that he was refused care at a place here in Calgary when he asked for a dressing change.

#homelessness #HomelessCrisis #YYC
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1/A thread about critical minerals for batteries and an HUGE opportunity for #Canada (and #Alberta) that must be seized quickly or it will be lost.

Look how China dominates the global EV battery supply.

Much of that supply chain must now be built in North America.
2/@bentleyballan of @CanAccelerator explains the minerals component of that supply chain. Canada has plenty of the necessary minerals. Alberta has lithium.

A new roadmap to develop Canada's (EV battery) critical minerals industry
3/What North America doesn't have is refining, processing. China dominates with ~80% of global capacity.

That capacity now must be built in N.A. Why not Canada? Why not Alberta?

@JamesTFrith says Canada has all the ingredients to build a battery industry
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1/10 PM @JustinTrudeau & #NATO @jensstoltenberg just visited #Canada’s biggest fighter jet base, CFB Cold Lake, in #Alberta. Canadians should know that the land for this @RCAF_ARC base & air weapons range was stolen from First Nations 70 years ago. bit.ly/3CxYLCb 🧵⬇️
2/From 1952-1960 Liberal govt gave minimal compensation to Dene & Cree peoples for taking land then stopped all payments. Loss of land had devastating consequences: poverty, despair & trauma. They lost traditional hunting grounds & sacred sites that were under Treaties 6, 8 & 10.
3/For 7 decades, all year long, Canada’s #fighterjets conduct loud, low-level flights over reserves & they bomb, strafe and torpedo #ColdLake Air Weapons Range, it's boreal #forest habitat for endangered #caribou. Land contaminated w/ munitions & toxins from military. @IENearth
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1/A thread about the #Alberta #oilsands

Oil sands production forecast to grow 500,000 b/d by 2030

Did you know oil sands producers break evens are between $30 and $40 per barrel? That's a very profitable barrel at today's prices.
@KevinBirn @SPGlobal
2/Bitumen is now a competitive barrel. It can compete when prices fall.

2 important characteristics of the oil sands:
- very low decline rates over 30 to 50 years (unlike shale)
- low sustaining capital needed (also unlike shale)
#OOTT #energytwitter
3/Bitumen/ultra heavy crude competes in the 10.5 million b/d market, not the light sweet crude market.

Mexico ending 600,000 b/d heavy Maya exports to US Gulf Coast is huge for Alberta.

Already tight market likely to get much tighter.
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Canada has until 2025 to start building battery metals refining to compete with China - BNEF

And with the #InflationReductionAct, shit just got real north of the 49th. Will we take advantage of new opportunities or fall short?
#cdnpoli #ABleg
2/Clean electricity is a huge competitive advantage for Canada

This is our moment to shed the old "hewers of wood, drawers of water" trope and stride boldly into the 21st century.

We can do this!
#cdnpoli #bcpoli #ableg #abpoli #onpoli
3/Inflation Reduction Act great news for Canadian EV, battery industries

This is NOT just an ON and QC opportunity. Provinces like BC and Alberta can play in this sandbox in a big way.
@AccelerateZev @CanAccelerator
#cdnpoli #bcpoli #ableg #abpoli
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