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Taking the piss out of Alberta politics. Support public healthcare and education. Many typos & RTs. Blocked by fascists. #BoycottUCPdonors #FiretheUCP
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8 Sep
I managed to catch the beginning of the rally for #ClimateAction happening in #Edmonton today.

Here’s a short photo thread. πŸ“·πŸ§΅

@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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8 Sep
That’s a dirty, dirty, dirty list of sponsors.

Where are you sourcing your Orange Shirts from, @CalgFoundation?
Arc Resources backed Alberta’s MAGA hat, laundering a truckload of money into dirty clothes.

.@TCEnergy took 1.3B for KXL after KXL was cancelled by Obama in 2015.

This tax money belongs to the citizens of Alberta, not the CEOs & shareholders of the oil-spill company formerly known as Trans-Canada.

theguardian.com/environment/20…
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7 Sep
β€œGravel isn’t rocks” is my favourite example of Conservative logic today.

Is suggesting that throwing rocks at the PM is okay as long as the PM isn’t bleeding where Conservatives are at these days?

#Elxn44 #cdnpoli ImageImage
Here’s an earlier thread on the rabid right.

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6 Sep
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Which federal political party has the best platform to rapidly address climate change?

#cdnpoli #elxn44 #ClimateCrisis
The NDP platform promises to β€œeliminate fossil fuel subsidies, taking on big polluters, and more.”

ndp.ca/climate-actionπŸ‘€
The Green Party (@CanadianGreens) promise to

β€œEstablish Green Worker Training Programs that teach fossil fuel workers the renewable energy industries”

greenparty.ca/en/our-vision/…
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2 Sep
Short thread: A story of the rabid right in pictures.
Right Now sold thousands of memberships to the Conservative party to help drag it even further into the right-o-sphere.
What kind of woman makes it her job to restrict the rights of women?

>theguardian.com/fashion/2020/j…
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22 Aug
In #Alberta, this sort of thing would be a boycott of all #UCP-supporting businesses.

#BoycottUCPdonors. Image
Need proof that the #UCP might be trying to suppress voting?πŸ‘‡

What’s that? You want even more proof that the #UCP is willing to suppress democracy?

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7 Aug
Toxic wildfire smoke every day all summer long in Calgary is only the tip of the iceberg.

BC is on fire. Greece is on fire.
California is on fire.

And capitalists complain about changing the economy because they like making money from fossil fuels?

#ClimateCrisis #TaxTheRich
Canada dragged its feet for years on doing anything about the #ClimateCrisis. The Conservative government obstructed actio by sabotaging research, muzzling scientists, and destroying records.

#ableg #cdnpoli
Alberta finally gets a government that recognizes the economic costs of climate change & takes its first baby steps towards action.

The ruling business lobby groups throw a fit & throw all they can into supporting a fascist from Ottawa to rescue them.

progressalberta.ca/whos-behind-sh…
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5 Aug
.@TaylorMadeYYC’s protest in front of the courthouse isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Racism & police brutality are real problems here.

& she’s absolutely right that @cityofcalgary lacks the services required to deal with poverty.

#DoneWithDunnYYC
#DefundThePolice
I wwas able to visit the courthouse yesterday to help hold signs. I try to be a good ally, but there’s still a lot of things that I’m a bit ignorant about. Thanks for taking the time to educate me about some of that stuff, @TaylorMadeYYC.
If you’re wondering what the courthouse protest is about;

Dalia Kafi, the woman who was assaulted by on-duty Calgary police officer Const. Alex Dunn in 2017, died in late June, just a few days before Dunn’s sentencing.

Dunn was not fired. #yyc

globalnews.ca/news/7991917/c…
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28 Jul
🚨🚨🚨

The #UCP are talking about messing with privacy laws.

Some of the questions in this survey sound like ambiguously asking if it's okay to sell private data to corporations.

πŸ‘€alberta.ca/privacy-protecβ€¦πŸ‘€

h/t to @Crackmacs & @aaronhoyland for talking about this. #ableg
In case it wasn't clear, from my tweet above, here's the link to the survey again.

alberta.ca/privacy-protec…
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26 Jul
Median household income in #Calgary is about $100/k.

This is literally designed to exclude more than 50% of of families.
β€œbut @youseepeeYYC, the families who earn much more than median income don’t need subsidized childcare as badly, they can afford to pay out of pocket, and therefore should”

Someone, probably.

Let’s briefly examine why this is the wrong way to look at a social program.
When a service is universal and benefits *everyone* it is more difficult for politicians to play identity politics and wedge issues to divide people over cutting it.

That’s why *universal* programs are so much more powerful than boutique programs.
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26 Jul
"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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18 Jul
A blanket of smoke is covering #Alberta today.

Climate change events like this are becoming more frequent. So here is a short thread on air quality.

#cdnpoli #ableg #abpoli
cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
Right now there are air quality advisories across the province.

Health Canada uses a 1-10 scale where 1 is nice clean air and 10 is a like a #Conservative government in your lungs.

Alberta uses the same scale.

airquality.alberta.ca/map/πŸ”—

#ableg #cdnpoli #absmoke ImageImageImage
A 1-10 scale is beautiful in it’s simplicity, but it also fails to communicate what’s really going ok with air pollution.

canada.ca/en/environmentβ€¦πŸ”—

@environmentca does offer explanations for these numbers, but you have to go looking for them. Image
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10 Jul
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 β€œDr. Claw” type figure tries some evil scheme that gets thwarted…

Maybe call it #yegcc?
In one scene @aaronpaquette needs to look β€œtough” 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.πŸ“Έ
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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10 Jul
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/β€¦πŸ”—

I wonder if they donate to the #UCP too.

#yeg #yegcc Image
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6 Jul
Remember when the #UCP cut the justice department by $65M?

(And postmedia made excuses for them?)

edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/…
β€œWhile Alberta's justice system will see significant cuts. Over the next 4 years, operating expenses willΒ drop nearly $100m.
Alberta JusticeΒ will lose 198 positions in the next year, about 1/4 of all public sector jobs being cut.”

via @CBCMeg in 2019.

cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
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21 Jun
Does anyone know much about this β€œEnterprise Canada” group? Kenney is trying to make one of their VP’s a Senator.

Link: enterprisecanada.com/talent/πŸ”—

#ableg #cdnpoli ImageImageImage
The last time I looked into a group like this, the tracks went straight back to Kenney, with funding from big oil and cronyism.

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.@HeatherMoAndCo
@mini_bubbly

Might be worth knowing about this group. πŸ‘†
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17 Jun
@Isuckatpicking Want to know why rates are all going up almost in lockstep?

This will take a couple of tweets to explain.

In short: you’re paying for climate change.
@Isuckatpicking The insurance industry is sort-of pyramid shaped. Small brokers sell insurance from small insurance companies, but small insurance companies need insurance too. So they get insurance from bigger companies to limit their own risk, just in case.
@Isuckatpicking Follow that shape,& in essence, everyone’s insurance ends up being insured by a handful of very large players at the top who may as well only offer insurance to insurance companies.

This is the shape that this industry has evolved into over many decades. It was stable.
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16 Jun
I'm going to try to live tweet the #GreenLine meeting with the #UCP members...

I've never really done this before, they talk faster than I can type.

#ableg #yyccc
Ric McIver starts by introducing the project. He emphasizes that "this is the city's project"

"It's not our project, it's the city's project"

he repeats.

#yyc #yyccc #GreenLine
Question: why has the project been delayed?

McIver: The delays are the city's fault.
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11 Jun
"Homophobic cowboy gets upset about a pride crosswalk in #Saskatoon."

#skpoli #skpride #yxe
Aftermath:

Following investigation, the 71-year-old man from Quill Lake, SK was charged with causing a disturbance and is expected to appear in court in November.

#saskatoon #skpoli

saskatoonpolice.ca/news/2021321
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