Author: Peter McCaffrey

Alberta Minute: Remembrance Day, a Fair Deal, and Government Intervention


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Today is Remembrance Day. A large number of public ceremonies will be happening in Calgary, Edmonton, and across the rest of the province. After Remembrance Day on Monday, the rest of this week is a constituency week for the Legislature. During […]

Alberta Minute: Western Alienation, Recall Legislation, and a new Carbon Tax


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: The Legislature will likely continue debating the government’s budget for most of this week, though it’s possible some other bills on the order paper will get some time as well. There are no less than eleven Committee meetings scheduled this week, […]

Alberta Minute: Budget Debates, Spending Increases and Tax Increases


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: The Legislature is sitting again this week and the main focus all week will be the government’s budget. The budget was introduced to the Legislature last week, but the debate in the House will likely continue for at least several more […]

Alberta Minute: Federal Election, Budget Day, and Greta Thunberg


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: It’s election day! Today is your last chance to vote in the federal election. Polls open at 7:30 am and close at 7:30 pm. You can find your polling station here, and a list of the documents accepted for proving identity […]

Alberta Minute: Indigenous Opportunities, Federal Debate, and Greta Thunberg


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: Two Bills introduced last week will continue through the Legislature this week. Bill 14 (Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation Act) is part of the way through the Committee of the Whole stage, while Bill 15 (Real Estate Amendment Act, 2019) has passed […]

Alberta Minute: Legislature Returns, Carbon Taxes, and Gross Mismanagement,


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: The Legislature finally returns this week – on Tuesday to be precise. The government says they plan to introduce 14 to 17 new bills, while the budget will be introduced on October 24th. One of the first bills that will be […]

Alberta Minute: Sunshine List, AUMA Convention, and Corporate Welfare


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: This is the last week off for MLAs before the Legislature returns next week, on October 8th. The¬†Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship will be meeting on Friday to continue their work on the Review of the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act […]

Alberta Minute: AUMA Convention, Free Trade, and a Boondoggle Train


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: We’re not sure about calling it a summer break anymore, but the legislature is still on break until October 8th. There is a Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future meeting on Tuesday, though. The Committee meeting will, amongst other things, hear […]

Alberta Minute: Consultations, Driver Testing, and Consolidations


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: The House is still on break for Summer, but we now have the date of their return – October 8th, 2019 – slightly earlier than expected. Meanwhile, the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship will be meeting on Thursday to discuss their […]

Alberta Minute: Standing Committees, MacKinnon Report, and TMX Delays


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Alberta Minute – Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics. This Week In Alberta: There are three Standing Committee Meetings scheduled for the week ahead. On Tuesday and Wednesday¬†there will be a Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and on Thursday there will be a Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. The Standing […]

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