Category Archives: Alberta

BC Going to Court After Alberta Restricts Fuel

Let’s get ready to rumblllllllllllle!:

Tensions over the Trans Mountain pipeline increased Thursday with British Columbia announcing plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast.

B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta to declare the legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that one province cannot punish another.

The bill, which allows limits on fuel exports to B.C., was passed by Alberta’s legislature on Wednesday.

If Alberta moves to implement the act, B.C. will apply for an injunction and seek damages, Eby said.

 

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Alberta “Conservatives” Walk Out During Abortion Vote

Walking out isn’t leadership. It’s cowardice:

Alberta’s abortion clinic bill has moved one step closer to being passed following a debate that saw Opposition United Conservatives walk out of the chamber en masse five more times to avoid casting a vote.

At one point, the votes on amendments came quickly, with UCP members leaving their seats, exiting the chamber, returning and sitting down, then popping up minutes later to walk out again.

Five amendments put forward by Independent Derek Fildebrandt were defeated by the NDP and the opposition parties, moving the bill to third and final reading.

The bill calls for putting a legal buffer zone in place around abortion clinics to prevent staff and patients from being harassed by anti-abortion protesters.

UCP Leader Jason Kenney, who is against abortion, has said the bill is a political game by Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP to stir up divisive social issues, and has said his caucus will not participate.

By not participating, Kenney has allowed an abortion bill to go through. How does that wash with his moral objections?

 

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Alberta conservatives clash with leader Jason Kenney on gay-straight alliances

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta’s United Conservative rank and file slammed head-on into their boss at their founding policy conference Sunday over a controversial policy regarding gay schoolchildren.

Delegates voted 57 per cent to have parents told when their child is involved in any subject of a religious or sexual nature, including after-school social clubs like gay-straight alliances.

The issue sparked heated debate on the convention floor, and hours later party leader Jason Kenney told reporters he interpreted the resolution differently and won’t implement it the way members see it.

It isn’t the place of government to keep secrets from parents.

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Kevin Libin: Alberta’s now copying Ontario’s disastrous electricity policies. What could go wrong?

Not every province gets the chance to live through the kind of white-knuckle excitement in its electricity sector that Ontario has enjoyed over the last decade: soaring power bills, fleeing industries and endless boondoggles in provincial contracts for solar and wind energy. The dramatic climax arrived last week as David Livingston, the one-time chief of staff to Dalton McGuinty, the premier who imposed on Ontario the entire electricity fiasco, was sentenced to prison over a scheme to destroy evidence of the Liberal government’s political mischief in the power market.

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Alberta Declares Victory in Trans-Mountain Appeal

SEE: fire, fat, out of:

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling a recent court decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project a definitive victory.

The Federal Court of Appeal on Friday dismissed the B.C. government’s bid to challenge a National Energy Board ruling that allows Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws during construction of the pipeline expansion which would triple the amount of crude flowing from Alberta to a port facility in Burnaby, B.C.

The court also ordered B.C. to pay the legal costs.

“Another victory for our economy. Another victory for our climate plan. Another victory for the pipeline and another victory for all Albertans and all Canadians,” Notley said Monday at an unrelated transit announcement.

The federal government approved the pipeline expansion in 2016, but the project faces significant opposition in B.C. Thousands of people have rallied in protest and the provincial government has raised concerns about the pipeline’s possible environmental and economic impact.

B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman said the government is disappointed by the court’s decision and suggested it undermines the local permitting process.

“The provincial government has steadfastly assured administrative fairness, while we defend B.C.’s interests by insisting on high standards for environmental protection and First Nations consultations,” he said in a statement Monday.

“Our government will continue to explore other legal ways to defend the interests of British Columbians against this unnecessary project.”

 

 

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe tries to scare Canadians with threats of warmer temperatures

Dr. Hayhoe then charmed the audience with her folksy presentation telling us how her mother’s tulips were coming up in March instead of April and how this had never happened in all the time she was growing up in Ontario. This would normally be termed an anecdotal commentary, not scientific evidence, but this is the path the “Alberta Narrative” has taken.

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Accused Edmonton Terrorist to Have Psychiatric Assessment

Mental illness defense, here we come!

A man facing several counts of attempted murder after a police officer was hit with a car and stabbed by an assailant is to face two psychiatric assessments.

Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was charged after a speeding car rammed through a barrier at a Canadian Football League game in Edmonton on Sept. 30 and sent an officer flying five metres through the air.

The driver got out, pulled out a large knife and began stabbing Const. Mike Chernyk.

Four pedestrians were hit and injured hours later when the driver of a cube van with police cars in pursuit sped down Jasper Avenue, one of Edmonton’s main streets.

A judge has agreed with Sharif’s lawyer that initial evidence suggests Sharif’s mental health needs to be assessed.

Sharif is next to appear in court on Dec. 13.

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Alberta premier accuses male MLAs of ‘mansplaining’ and ‘hepeating’ over pipelines

It came during question period after United Conservative member Jason Nixon lauded Notley for taking his party’s advice on getting more pipelines built, but also suggested Notley needs to do more.

Notley rejected that statement, then accused Nixon of “hepeating” for taking credit for her government’s work.

 

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Ottawa must deny entry to Islamophobe Robert Spencer

Canada has continued to deny entry to people like Chelsea Manning, but it seems Robert Spencer, co-founder of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), and the director of the Muslim-bashing Jihad Watch, is planning his third visit to Grande Prairie, Alberta.

I’m learning to have a lot of respect for Alberta.

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Notley Refuses to Allow Catholic Sex Ed Program in Alberta Schools

Because the idea of several sexes, which has no basis in science, is somehow better for students who should only be learning actual subjects:

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says an alternative sex education curriculum being crafted by Catholic school officials will never be taught if it arrives as previously advertised.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Notley says the health and well-being of students comes first.

“Nowhere do the rights of religious freedom extend to that person’s right to somehow attack or hurt others — and that’s what’s happening here,” Notley said Tuesday. “We will not use public dollars to have sexual health programs that deny science, that deny evidence, and that deny human rights.

What a silly b!#ch.

 

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