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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2019, 08:30:14 pm »
Hope for what? Kenney taking away rights of the most vulnerable citizens?

We'll hold out hope he doesn't do just that. We really don't want to go down the abortion issue again for instance.

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« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2019, 11:26:48 pm »
We'll hold out hope he doesn't do just that. We really don't want to go down the abortion issue again for instance.

The SC has already dealt with that.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2019, 12:30:47 am »
We'll hold out hope he doesn't do just that. We really don't want to go down the abortion issue again for instance.

Not going to happen.  It would be political suicide.
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« Reply #108 on: April 20, 2019, 12:49:34 am »
The SC has already dealt with that.

They did in the sense they simply ripped a page out of the law book and left ti at that. Doesn't mean a political party couldn't strive to enact a new law.

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« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2019, 08:23:51 am »
They did in the sense they simply ripped a page out of the law book and left ti at that. Doesn't mean a political party couldn't strive to enact a new law.

In 1988 it ruled the abortion provision of the criminal code violated a woman’s rights under the Charter. It will do the same to any new law.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2019, 08:25:38 am »
Could this be true?
https://pressprogress.ca/jason-kenneys-economic-policies-would-eliminate-more-jobs-than-2015-oil-crash-new-study-shows/
"Those cuts alone would directly reduce the province’s GDP by 2.5%, and eliminate 27,700 public-sector jobs over four years. But Kenney’s $3.7 billion corporate giveaway wouldn’t only gut public-sector jobs.

Mackenzie found the UCP’s corporate-friendly fiscal platform would also lead to the elimination of 30,600 private sector jobs.

“Public sector spending is an economic stimulant,” Mackenzie told PressProgress. “In addition to the direct jobs created, that additional spending generates indirect economic gains.”

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2019, 08:19:54 am »
Jason Kenney's snitch line for ratting out tree huggers:
submissions@albertainquiry.ca

So I sent them a message:

Hi,

I'd like to hug a pipeline. Can you tell me where I can find one that is willing and not too demanding? I don't want any kinky stuff. I'm just a wholesome Christian pipeline hugger, not down with reverse pipelining or any leaky messy fluid stuff. I just love the feel of a strong pipeline in the morning when the dew is sparkling and the manly and virile pipeline-Daddy stretches as far as I can see. I crawl and lick and rub and .... ohohOHOHOHOHOHAAAAAHHHHHHHahahahahmmmmmm.

The fantasies are awesome ... but pleeeeeeeezzz I want real pipeline love ... more more more... ohohohohohOHOHOHOHOHAAAAAHHHHHHHahahahahmmmmmm

Oh pleeeezzzzz!!!

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Not the real me.
Somebody must have hacked my email!


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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #112 on: September 24, 2019, 12:58:31 pm »
The courts have granted BC an injunction for the Alberta "turn off the taps" legislation until the issue can be settled by the courts.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/turn-off-the-taps-legislation-bc-suspended-1.5295354
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The Federal Court has suspended Alberta's turn-off-the-taps legislation, tabled in part over the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline extension, granting British Columbia a temporary injunction blocking the law until the courts can decide whether it is valid.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2019, 04:36:32 pm »
More about the scope of Jason Kenney's albertainquiry.ca
(a) whether any foreign organization that has evinced an intent harmful or injurious to the Alberta oil and gas industry has provided financial assistance to a Canadian organization that has disseminated misleading or false information about the Alberta oil and gas industry;
(b) whether any Canadian organization referred to in clause (a) has also received grants or other discretionary funding from the government of Alberta, from municipal, provincial or territorial governments in Canada or from the Government of Canada;
(c) whether any Canadian organization referred to in clause (a) has charitable status in Canada.


I suppose Kenney can pull any Alberta funding for environmental groups.
Criticism of the Alberta oil and gas industry doesn't require "disseminating misleading or false information". The facts are enough.
So basically a $13m toothless paper tiger pretending to do something to satisfy his base. I can't imagine that much will come of it, since it all hinges on "misleading or false information".

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #114 on: November 03, 2019, 01:28:48 pm »
Jason Kenney's threat to hold a referendum on equalization:
https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/why-jason-kenneys-proposed-referendum-is-so-puzzling/
But as far as threats go, the one that Jason Kenney has made about holding a referendum on removing equalization from the Constitution if Justin Trudeau doesn’t make major progress on the Trans Mountain pipeline by 2021 is a head scratcher.

Justin Trudeau has, after all, already reaffirmed that his government intends to get TMX built, and trying to rush energy infrastructure projects through the regulatory and legal process has already blown up in Jason Kenney’s face when he was a federal minister. It’s also curious because Alberta cannot, on its own, compel the rest of the country to remove equalization from the Constitution any more than it can compel the Toronto Maple Leafs to give all their best players to the Calgary Flames.


I was puzzling about that too. It seems Kenney is blowing quite a bit of hot air, threatening things he cannot deliver. Why would he do that? He has said that he's committed to Alberta as part of Canada, and yet he also fans the 'wexit' flames by creating unreasonable expectations about what he and Albertans can do.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #115 on: November 04, 2019, 10:56:22 am »
He knows most Albertans don't understand how equalization works, and don't actually want to.  They'd rather be angry.
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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #116 on: November 25, 2019, 12:41:27 am »
Kenney is such a fkn jackass...   the man’s an embarrassment. Politicizing the Grey Cup.   Hopefullly the CFL remembers this and doesn’t go back until there is another NDP premier/Emperor of Alberta the province/country.

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #117 on: March 04, 2020, 10:22:43 pm »
Even less reason to go to AB.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-park-funding-slashed-1.5484095

To save $5mil, the gov’t is closing 20 parks.

"My constituents and many Albertans across this province are struggling to be able to pay their mortgages and the luxury of comfort camping is not something that they want us to focus on," Jason Nixon told reporters.

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Re: Alberta provincial election
« Reply #118 on: March 05, 2020, 01:52:59 pm »
To save $5mil, the gov’t is closing 20 parks.

I like the idea of partnerships, but not with for-profit enterprises. There are plenty of local outdoors groups that would provide volunteer support, and could collect a modest fee to cover operating costs. Perhaps allow them to hire a limited number of staff, especially summer students, but minimize the high pay positions.

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« Reply #119 on: March 05, 2020, 07:47:28 pm »
I like the idea of partnerships, but not with for-profit enterprises. There are plenty of local outdoors groups that would provide volunteer support, and could collect a modest fee to cover operating costs. Perhaps allow them to hire a limited number of staff, especially summer students, but minimize the high pay positions.

The former BC government did a lot of partnerships. Operation of BC provincial park campsites is contracted out. As far as "luxury camping" goes. Let them stay in hotels!
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