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I managed to catch the beginning of the rally for #ClimateAction happening in #Edmonton today.

Here’s a short photo thread. 📷🧵

@CJEdmonton @ActivistAlberta
#ClimateEmergency #ableg
#ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
Panorama of the crowd gathered near the Federal Building.

Hundreds here socially distanced.

#ableg #ClimateCrisis #ClimateActionNow
Another shot of the @CJEdmonton banner.

#ClimateEmergency #ClimateActionNow
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My first job was as a cashier at Bateman's IGA. I was 16, had to wear a smock & stockings & started at 5.25/hr. Stock clerks (male) made 5.75 & when I argued with one about it, he told me it was because they had to lift heavy things. 🙄#yegCC #yegVote #LabourDay
A few yrs ago I received a (very) small settlement from a gender discrimination class action suit against Stats Can. I had worked on Census helpline & doing health & household phone surveys. I had no idea I'd been paid less for the same work. #yegCC #yegVote #LabourDay 2/
My husband's work became less flexible right when our eldest was born. Suddenly continuing my career would mean most of my income going to childcare if I was paid as a PT highschool teacher, so I could work *only* full-time, with prep & marking. #yegCC #yegVote #LabourDay 3/
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🚨WE🆘NEED🚨#YYC’s🆘HELP🚨

We are at a local superstore and we are needing Calgary’s help.

We are filling the last items needed for the special medical food hamper for this senior family. Can anyone help with this?

#Help #YYCCC #YEG #YEGCC #foodie #Food #hampers #HelpNeeded
The reason this is a unique hamper is because the senior gentleman we are helping is terminal and has severe dietary restrictions that have been set by his doctor

We have worked with his doctor to provide what he needs to be comfortable as he possibly can be.
#SocialGood #BeGood
If anyone can help please donate. Our donation info is 👇🏼

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Donations@HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca

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@Hell_Berta @EveryAlbertan @GrannyGTArp @grantfuhr @MarkCherrington @ChristinaNDP #YYC #YEG #MEDTwitter #Calgary #Alberta
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Hey #yegcc folks: I’m a visual person so I made a crude map with visuals to represent the stories behind how each new ward got its Indigenous name.

Do you know your ward’s story? I learned some cool stuff doing this!

#yeg #yegvote Image
Nakota Isga / na-koh-tah ee-ska  / Sioux  / “The people”

The people of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
Anirniq  /  a-nirk-niq  /  Inuktun  /  “Breath of life”

The Inuit are the northernmost Indigenous people in Canada. In the 1950s and 60s, about ⅓ of Inuit people were infected with tuberculosis. Most were flown south for treatment in sanitariums like the
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The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies has put out a statement calling for the "Removal of Monuments to Nazis in Edmonton" #ableg #yegcc
“It is beyond shameful to have monuments here in Canada honouring Nazi collaborators and war criminals,” said Jaime Kirzner-Roberts, Director of Policy at FSWC.
“These monuments are nothing less than a glorification and celebration of those who actively participated in Holocaust crimes as well the mass murder of Polish civilians.
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"The first debate of Edmonton’s mayoral election was a spirited affair, featuring a current of combativeness, a no-show candidate and plenty of ideas on how to invigorate the city’s beleaguered economy. "

& it was a secret.

#yeg #yegcc #yegvotes

edmontonjournal.com/opinion/column…
The secret event was presented by @kv_capital, and sponsored by @lloydsadd + @NavacordInc, and moderated by @EdmontonChamber president, @JeffreySundquis.

How very business....

archive of the event page here:
web.archive.org/web/2021072608…

#yeg #yegcc
"To their credit, the company did eventually provide Postmedia a link to a video recording of the debate...."

I wonder if the link to the video will be made available to the general public?

An article about the video is here:

edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new…
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Now I want to see a sort of buddy-cop show with @aaronpaquette and @AndrewKnack going around #yeg helping people, & generally making the world a better place.

Every episode some Dark Money “Dr. Claw” type figure tries some evil scheme that gets thwarted…

Maybe call it #yegcc?
In one scene @aaronpaquette needs to look “tough” for some weird reason. He pulls it off, but prefers smiling.

In another, @AndrewKnack’s blue tie is missing, so he ends up wearing a pink one. Everyone he meets loves the pink tie!

@RyanParkers photographs them both.📸
In a crossover episode, The Littlest Hobo shows up to help @AndrewKnack & @aaronpaquette solve a problem.

@RyanParkers gets the photo!

Dark Money Dr. Claw is thwarted again!

Everyone cheers.

Littlest Hobo heads out to help another town. Maybe #yyc or #reddeer. Roll credits.
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Mike Nickel's campaign paid for a billboard attacking Aaron Paquette and Andrew Knack for not being anti-maskers.

#yeg #yegcc #abpoli
reddit.com/r/Edmonton/com…
Posted to reddit about @scotiasinger's tweet asking about the billboard.

Looks like @CrystalGlassLTD donated $5000 to Mike Nickel's election campaign.

disclosure here:
edmonton.ca/sites/default/…🔗

I wonder if they donate to the #UCP too.

#yeg #yegcc Image
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A little thread on why I’ll still be opting to wear a mask indoors for the foreseeable future, despite the #yegcc decision. (I’m 51, female, no “underlying health conditions”, fully vaccinated as per June 18th and fully immunized—two weeks post-second-dose—as per July 2nd.)
The Delta variant (and close cousins) is the world’s current COVID worry, as it’s more transmissible and because it has some “immune escape” features. Scientists/public health experts have been gathering data on how it affects the fully vaccinated, & this is the emerging picture:
1) You can be fully vaccinated and still contract the Delta variant: boo!

2) But…if you are fully vaccinated and contract the Delta variant, you tend to be asymptomatic: yay!
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As an #EPSB Trustee and a #yegvote #yegcc candidate, I can't convey how incredibly frustrating this stupid, pointless, powerless referendum on equalization question is: a pointless distraction from Kenney's failures on jobs, economy, pipelines.
#EPSB and #CBE students receive fewer dollars per capita than any other school board in Alberta because of the failed #WMA brought in by the UCP.

Where's the fair deal for Calgary and Edmonton children?

pressreader.com/canada/edmonto…
Similarly, Edmonton and Calgary pay more in taxes, bear many more of the costs and yet receive fewer dollars in return.

Where's the fair deal for Calgary and Edmonton taxpayers?

standuptokenney.ca/kenneys_cuts_t…
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We need an annual National Day of Remembrance where we acknowledge the death of children in the Canadian Residential and Industrial School system. The numbers of those deceased has not been fully accounted for and there will be more grisly discoveries.

#cdnpoli #ableg #yegcc
Some of these children were fetuses due to rape, some were due to starvation, or medical experimentation. Some to straight out murder or to suicide in moments of dark desperation and despair.

No child should feel alone. No child should be forgotten.
We need to acknowledge that we have barely scratched the surface of our history, a history that Indigenous, Métis 7 Inuit families carry with them & that is ongoing in the Child Welfare system.

To acknowledge this slow attempt at genocide.

That is the first step to our healing.
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So are we going to talk about the fascist flag flying over @YEGPA HQ during the #yegcc elections this year?

Are next year’s police uniforms going to be MAGA hats and “I heart oil” hoodies?

#ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli #DefundThePolice
I mean, “I heart oil” *is* Alberta’s MAGA hat.

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Here’s a thread about systemic racism in policing with an Alberta focus.

Warning: Starlit tours and police brutality.

(I never did finish my conclusion, but maybe I’ll get back to it some day.)

@TaylorMadeYYC @N8V_Calgarian if you have suggestions I’m open to feedback.
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Why should Albertans care about what the UCP govt is doing to post-secondary education institutions, including the @UAlberta? #Alberta #abpoli #abspe #StopPSEcuts #UAlberta @ryanjespersen @660NEWS @edmontonjournal @GlobalEdmonton @CAUS @cafaab @The_Gateway #Yeg @davideggenAB
2/ UAlberta wasn’t created overnight; it was built into a top 5 Canadian university by decades of public investment. It is the people’s university, and the people have every right to the best educational opportunities available.
3/ I’m not going to sugar-coat it: @UAlberta is being dismantled. A whole lot of parts are being taken out and tossed away.
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@erinotoole come and get your boy.

Disgusting.

This MP’s riding includes Rosslyn School in #yeg where a 14yo black student got the life half beat out of him.

Is this what your party is?

#cdnpoli
#yegcc
#ableg
These dog whistle mailouts are reprehensible & perpetuate lies & stereotypes while “innocently” “just asking questions”.

The continuous & subtle erosion of the humanity of Indigenous peoples is a continuation of the destructive attitudes we’re all trying so hard to overcome.
So again, @erinotoole is this what your party is?

Are you proud to stand with this kind of messaging?

Because I’m done with this garbage and I think Canada is too.
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On Tuesday I found out that my baby was dead. I’ve never done a thread before, but I’m doing one because I think it’s important to spread this message. I’ll use some local hashtags #yeg #ableg #abhealth #AHS #yegcc #oilers #covid19 to show that I'm a real person in Edmonton, AB.
Who knows, maybe this will be therapeutic for me. I could sure use some therapy right now.
I need to start somewhere so I’ll start with March 27. That was the day we started to show symptoms. They weren’t severe but we knew something wasn’t right. My head felt cloudy, I was tired, it wasn’t a typical Saturday for me.
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We're going to jump in and out on today's @TheAUMA leaders' forum. On the agenda: discussion on the elections and plebiscites.
Guest speaker is @RachelNotley
Notley to municipal leaders: "You protected public health even as some demanded you do not."
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Reading the #SaferYEG Task Force report, I can’t shake how a white-dominant Edmonton City Council—in appointing the police to this task force—reproduced the same systems of oppression 15K+ Edmontonians rallied against last year after George Floyd’s murder. A THREAD... 🧵
I have a world of respect & gratitude for the racialized TF members on their impossible task: negotiate with police behind closed doors to create this report. This report was never going to be a full expression of the community’s desires with police at the table. How could it?
Why did the police need to be on this Task Force at all? Why couldn’t EPS make a presentation to the Task Force like other orgs did? Would the recommendations have been stronger if police hadn’t been at the table? Did #yegcc leave BIPOC to take on the cops so they don’t have to?
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Minister Madu is setting a dangerous precedent by dictating what municipalities spend their money. If Edmontonians want to defund the police then it should happen. To be clear, this isn't an autocracy and the minister doesn't get to rule Edmonton with a iron fist. 1/3
We aren't radical activists. I am not a radical activist. The Taskforce, Edmontonians and myself are saying lets send the proper response to situations. Sending the police has been proven to not work in every circumstance. These aren't dangerous social experiments rather 2/3
they are strategic movements to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone.

The policing system is broken in this province and city. It's time for a change, Minister. The status quo no longer works in the 21st century. 3/3

#yegcc #yegvote #yeg
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Imagine having an opportunity to end homelessness and have a lasting legacy of fighing poverty but instead deciding to spend $613 Million to build a house for Billionaire Daryl Katz’s NHL team.

#yeg #ableg #cdnpoli
Imagine selling the naming rights to one of the worst price-gauging telecoms in the world.

#ableg #yeg #yegcc

cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
Imagine sending your city’s police force to rob Edmonton’s growing homeless population of their few belongings... when it’s below -30C outside.

The next day Daryl Katz would host Mark Chipman at the $613M house #yeg built.

https://t.co/aFAlaTa1d4
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I am on the community conversation on homelessness on FB live right now. Live tweeting...
Knack, Paquette, Irwin and Shepherd present.
Irwin - there are people who don't feel safe accessing shelters. She talks to them regularly.
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EPS choosing the coldest period in the season to harass people without shelter tells you everything you need to know about why we need less policing and more emphasis on community services for persons on the margins of society.
That they are doing this while the police is also participating in the Task Force to solve all of Edmonton's problems/racism also shows bad faith and why I think the Task Force is all show.
Last year a number of us told #yegcc to divest from policing and redirect the funds to ending homelessness, among other things. The city's response was to form a Task Force. I don't know what they expect the Task Force to say that they haven't been told already.
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Edmonton has been a city for 126 years. Today, over 40% of Edmontonians are a BIPOC or minority. In the last 126, only 4 BIPOC have served #YEGCC.

Speaking of history let’s also remember:
Dan Knott was an Edmonton mayor who the Ku Klux Klan campaigned for. They burned a cross in his honor when he won. He has a school named after him called Dan Knott School and he has a neighbourhood named after him called Knotwood. (1)
Malcolm MacCrimmon was was an accountant and bureaucrat with the Canadian government who made it his life’s work to disenfranchise as many Indigenous people as possible so that the government would pay less money in Treaty annuities. He has a park named after him in Ermineskin (2
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As a municipal politician who grew up in poverty I know elitism & blind ideology when I see it.

On #yegcc I have the luxury of examining & responding from all sides of an issue. No party whip.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve 🤦🏻‍♂️ over #ableg approaches to municipalities.

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Conventional wisdom says that I shouldn’t be speaking openly, that it invites retaliation from the province or from their staff and faithful.

Let that sink in.

We serve the same people. You.

We should be building healthy relationships, not fear based relationships.

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The issues should be simple, put people first in every decision.

This includes but is not limited to

1. Ensure value for tax dollars
2. Ensure equity for a stronger economy
3. Eliminate poverty so we have everyone contributing their best in our communities
4. Promote well being
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Last night, @gisellegeneral requested a list of inexpensive or free businesses and resources for candidates who are looking to keep moving their campaigns forward, even if money is tight right now.

Below is a SUPER THREAD! #yegcc
Graphic design: Canva for social media and Venngage for infographics. Both have free versions with some limitations.
Social media management: Hootsuite is most popular, and at $30/month for the entry level version, not too pricey. Buffer is also reasonable ($15/month) and Later is free, but we don't have as much experience with these two platforms, so let us know how they are if you use them!
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