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#AbLeg
Dear diary,
I know no matter what, I must put my feelings aside and never be aggressive to a person. It's part of being a service dog.
But right now I wish I was allowed to take a big crap on the steps of the #AlbertaLegislature to show my disgust. The humans ... 1/9
that have the privilege to represent #Alberta citizens are preaching #inclusion and promising to tear down #barriers and tackle systemic #discrimination are the same people that let my mistress slip through the cracks and are why we live in nearly complete #segregation from...2/9
our community. They claim to promote #inclusion and #independence of the disabled with their tax payer funded program to provide essential #mobility equipment, like the power wheelchair my mistress needs so we can leave our home without human assistance. More than a year...3/9
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Someone should stop lying to #Albertans "The reason it looks to some people that Alberta contributes so much to equalization, and to federal programs in general, is because individual Albertans have long had higher incomes than their fellow Canadians.
In 2018, even after a decline during the long oil bust, Alberta’s median after-tax income was $72,700. Ontario was a distant second at $66,200. The national figure was $61,400.
#Albertans are like a family that, due to a higher income, pays more income tax than their neighbours." Editorial theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editor…
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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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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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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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#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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