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A new report shows the UCP government’s plan to withdraw Albertans from the Canada Pension Plan will cost Albertans more in the long term while increasing the risk to their retirement savings. 🧵

#ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli #yyc #yeg #yql #ymm
According to documents acquired by Postmedia from Employment and Social Development Canada, the federal government anticipates that any provincial withdrawal from the CPP will lead to “duplicate administration, limited risk pooling, and greater risk on investment returns”.
UCP leadership candidates including presumed frontrunner Danielle Smith and former finance minister Travis Toews continue to support the idea despite widespread public backlash.
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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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Sept 21: AB COVID-19 data round up
Disclaimer: I base my graphs off of Alberta Health's raw data. The data they release weekly includes changes made to past weeks. I update my graphs to reflect those changes which is why my numbers may be different than others. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Tests: 6470 (-124 less than last week)
Avg Positivity: 19.52% (+2.56 from last week)
That is a big jump.
Last week's positivity was changed from 16.94% to 16.96%. Image
Deaths: 24 deaths reported this week.
+1 to week of June 7
+1 to week of Aug 30
+11 to last week
+12 deaths reported to have occurred this week.
I am getting 25, so one may have been removed from 2021 or before. Image
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Alberta’s my home. It’s where I grew up, went to school, got a job and raised my family.

I love this province. And I want to make it a place where we are all proud to live.

Here’s what I mean.🧵

#ableg #yyc #yeg
I believe that Alberta has the people, businesses, institutions, and entrepreneurial spirit to make this province the envy of the country.

#ableg #yyc #yeg
It’s why I first decided to run for political office: to create a province that takes the best elements of itself to build something better for us all.

#ableg #yyc #yeg
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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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Sept 7: AB COVID-19 data round up
Disclaimer: I base my graphs off of Alberta Health's raw data. The data they release weekly includes changes made to past weeks. I update my graphs to reflect those changes which is why my numbers may be different than others. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Tests: 6719 (-841 less than last week)
Last weeks test numbers were retroactively changed from 7547 up to 7560. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Avg Positivity: 16.68% (-2.25 from last week)
Last week's avg positivity was modified from 18.77% up to 18.93%.
#COVID19AB #Yeg
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I called into @AlbertaatNoon today to ask @LauraHack34 why @yyCBEdu continues to forbid in-room filtration units in classrooms while not providing any safety measures for close-range airborne transmission of COVID-19. Listen at 19:15. A few notes: 1/ cbc.ca/listen/live-ra…
Trustee Hack stated that in-room filtration is not required when schools are mechanically ventilated. That is not aligned with the COVID-19 guidance outlined by @AHS_media for schools 2/ albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/pp…
Nor @ashraenews school in-room air cleaner guidance, albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/pp… which states, a room must have been measured to determine air changes per hour and, in-room filtration can be added to achieve a total of 6ACH. "Mechanical ventilation" by itself is not sufficient. 3/
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BREAKING:

A Dangerous Person Alert issued for EDMONTON.

One dead, two seriously injured after random stabbing.

People in Homesteader urged to seek shelter and be sage.

#yeg #Yyc
The suspect in the Edmonton stabbing attack is described as a male with curly black hair, light skin, who was wearing a dark hoodie and grey shirt.

His appearance was described by witnesses as dishevelled and untidy.

#yeg #yyc
And to be clear, this Edmonton stabbing suspect is not to be confused with Myles Sanderson, the Saskatchewan stabbing suspect who was taken into custody this afternoon
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From the DM’s

Looks like the UCP has released their policy proposals for their AGM…

It’s…

Well, it’s probably exactly what most of you expect.

Including the start of defunding abortions.

*thread*

/1


#abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli
Let’s start with the “not teaching kids anything that might make them aware of their privilege even if it’s anti-racist, intersectional or has anything to do with diversity or inclusion…

/2
From there, let’s go straight to a voucher system for all schooling, what could go wrong?

/3
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BREAKING:

Saskatchewan RCMP say 10 dead in 13 locations along with 15 injured following stabbing spree. #yeg #yyc
RCMP add that more injured people may be left to be found.

They say some victims were targeted while others were randomly attacked
The victims were found in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.

The suspects are still at large.
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The @NHLFlames changed their profile picture to a rainbow #Flames logo for #CalgaryPride.

On Facebook... it went about as well as you would expect, however, the Flames have been roasting the haters. Here's some comments and responses 🔥

facebook.com/NHLFlames/phot… #yyc #nhl
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Aug 31: AB COVID-19 data round up
Disclaimer: I base my graphs off of Alberta Health's raw data. The data they release weekly includes changes made to past weeks. I update my graphs to reflect those changes which is why my numbers may be different than others. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Tests: 7547 (+314 more than last week)
Last weeks test numbers were retroactively changed from 7219 up to 7233. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Avg Positivity: 18.77% (-4.11 from last week)
Last week's avg positivity was modified from 22.73% up to 22.88%.
#COVID19AB #Yeg Image
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🧵 I wasn’t going to share this video from Saturday afternoon in Inglewood #yyc

But after reading Mayor @JyotiGondek ‘s tweets tonight about the need to “identify groups & individuals who are perpetrating hate” it seems appropriate to share.
1/
2/ I found this video on one of the numerous Calgary “freedom fighter” telegram channels. The man who posted it regularly shares profoundly ignorant & hateful views, like his opinions regarding the verbal assault on @cafreeland
3/ And this is how the next generations get radicalized into hate.

In less than 2min we witness bullying & harassment of a @CTVCalgary cameraman, homophobia, name calling, lies & propaganda, inappropriate language—all in front of his 2 young sons.
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Thread (1/5) Why have Oil & Gas stocks been so volatile? Since 2019, nearly all buying of CDN midcap E&Ps has come from high-turnover funds. Thus the first sign of WTI weakness had them rush to the exits. Encouragingly, low-turnover funds were the main buyer in 2Q buying $1.4 bln Image
Thread (2/5): Since 2019, most buying of CDN midcap Oil & Gas names have been from energy focused funds. Q2 was the moment where the 'Generalist' investor has finally come back (and in size), buying $1.1 bln! The sector is 'investable' again #energy #yyc Image
Thread (3/5): Importantly, some of the largest global funds are picking up CDN midcap Oil & Gas (finally). 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 #yeg #energy #CrudeOil Image
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See the orange?

It's set to become one of 5 new suburbs in #yyc.

I found myself wondering what's in this orange area.

Turns out it's an intact riparian area, on the way to being destroyed because of our relentless outward growth.

A🧵on what we're losing 1/ #yyccc #abpoli
This is the former Ricardo Ranch. It's 570 hectares and was previously part of an Area Structure Plan engage.calgary.ca/RicardoRanch

As the maps show, environmentally sensitive areas are acknowledged, but barley mentioned in the plan, with few concrete promises of protection. 2/
Regardless, there will be 16,000-20,000 people planned to live in this sensitive, intact area. To see what the future holds, you just have to look across Deerfoot 3/
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Aug 17: AB COVID-19 data round up
Disclaimer: I base my graphs off of Alberta Health's raw data. The data they release weekly includes changes made to past weeks. I update my graphs to reflect those changes which is why my numbers may be different than others. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Tests: 7762 (-42 less than last week)
Last weeks test numbers were retroactively changed from 7789 up to 7804. #COVID19AB #Yeg
Avg Positivity: 21.93% (-1.95% from last week)
Last week's avg positivity was modified from 23.73% up to 23.88%.
#COVID19AB #Yeg
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Here are some of the slogans as Alberta pitches itself to skilled labour from other parts of the country. #yeg #Yyc #ableg
"Alberta wants you. Alberta needs you. Alberta is calling- and there are many reasons you should answer the call."

That's the message from Premier Kenney to other Canadians, pointing to lower taxes and housing prices.
Campaign is launched today in Vancouver and Toronto transit stations/buses/trains, targeting young professionals, pointing to a new website.

Phase 2 happens in September - and will see Kenney head to Toronto to launch it (details tbd)
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"What were you wearing when you were sexually assaulted, and can you send us a picture of it?
This is the question @CalgaryPolice have just asked a woman more than 2 months after she reported this assault. It gets worse. Follow this thread. 1/7
#yyc #rape #abpoli #ableg
2/7 When first reported to @CalgaryPolice more than 2 months ago, the police didn't even ask for or try to acquire evidence or document the bite marks & bruising. Fill out a report online they said & we will get back to you. They did...a couple weeks later #yyc #calgary #abpoli
3/7 @CalgaryPolice took so long to follow up with the bar on video evidence that the bar had long since deleted the footage. Despite being told that the sexual assaulter had been told that the assault had been reported to police they took more than 2 months to talk to him.
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🧵We'll be dropping updates and information from researchers and journalists about various #CanadaDay incidents and events in this thread. ⬇️

If you see something we should include, send us a DM!

#CanadaDay2022 #Ottawa #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
We'll start with a roundup of some coverage from yesterday.

@atRachelGilmore covered Poilievre's walk with James Topp here:
globalnews.ca/news/8959365/c…
@atRachelGilmore Despite some people saying they are not planning to occupy Ottawa, other organizers have previously said they plan to stay throughout the summer.

cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…
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Good morning from city hall!

Executive Committee is meeting today. We’re hearing about Stampede financials and Calgary Fire resources among other things this morning. #yyc #yyccc @GlobalCalgary Image
Calgary Fire chief Steve Dongworth is at committee this morning for a report on what resources would be required to bring the fire department up to National Fire Protection Standards in Calgary. #YYC #YYCcc @GlobalCalgary Image
Chief Dongworth is speaking about what NFPA 1710 benchmarks would mean for Calgarians. Increased investment for the fire department but could also impact home insurance rates. #YYC #YYCcc @GlobalCalgary Image
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Good morning from Virnetta Anderson Hall, where ENMAX is holding its annual meeting of the shareholder with city councillors. #yyc #yyccc @GlobalCalgary Image
This meeting is not being live streamed, unlike the other meetings of the shareholder earlier this month. #yyc #yyccc @GlobalCalgary
Alright - moving on to an 2021 business update from ENMAX. #yyc #yyccc @GlobalCalgary
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Good morning from the city’s infrastructure and planning committee!

Committee will be debating a 2023-2026 growth strategy today.

#yyc #yyccc @GlobalCalgary Image
Committee chair Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra opening up the committee meeting talking about city growth and its impacts. He mentions the business cases for new communities back in 2020. #YYC #YYCcc @GlobalCalgary globalnews.ca/news/7404221/c…
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#Ableg News 🧵

While it’s officially summer - it’s bad news season for the @UCPCaucus:

✈️ Critics Balk At Kenney’s Trip to DC (Story #1)

🪙 Kenney’s Crypto Bet Falls Flat (#2)

😳 3-Posts on Michelle Rempel’s failed UCP Leadership Run (9-11)

Here’s 12 Bad News UCP Stories!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney left on a trip to the US Congress to discuss energy

Multiple critics are questioning “what’s the point” since Kenney’s resigned as Premier

One critic observed he’s “not a decision-maker…he’s walking in with no credibility”

No costs were released 😳
#Ableg News 🧵

2. Since UCP MLA Doug Schweitzer announced Alberta will be “A Canadian Cryptoland” and part of the UCP “diversification strategy”, crypto market prices collapsed by ~60%.

Kenney tweeted his support for crypto on Sunday, suggesting he still remains Bullish 🤦🏻‍♂️
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This is a day many of us hoped we would never see.

The destruction of basic human rights for hundreds of millions of people in what was once one of the world’s great democracies.

#ableg #yyc #yeg
Only a short drive from where I am standing today, our neighbours are being stripped of the right to make decisions about their own bodies.

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States is abhorrent.

#ableg #yyc #yeg
It destroys generations of hard-won progress towards equality for women, girls, and all people who become pregnant.

#ableg #yyc #yeg
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