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The tax jumped on New Year's Day.
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She also attacked her rivals on taxes and spending.
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There's no shortage of problems for a public consultation on electoral issues to consider.
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Alberta's first ever NDP government, have refreshingly opened the door to hear from the public; including working people, labour law professionals from all sides, and business stakeholders as they begin the process of updating the 30-year-old Employment Standards and Labour Relations Codes.
This process shouldn't be about simply winning the next election and removing Rachel Notley from power. Uniting the two parties needs to be about building a new party that is principled, accountable to grassroots members and the people of Alberta, and focused on improving the lives of everyday Albertans.
"Any time you start trying to justify using words that are hurtful and full of vitriol, it only perpetuates the issue further."
She says she's been labelled "dead meat,'' a "useless tit,'' a "dumb broad.''
She quit the Tory race last week over personal and online attacks she said had become intolerable.
She urged Albertans to hold politicians to a high standard.
Notley's been the target of violent threats since becoming premier.
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"Our province, we know, cannot run deficits indefinitely."
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A candidate may not raise or spend money until an official campaign has been announced.
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The regulation was passed by the previous Conservative government.
A lot has changed here since you left for Ottawa in 1997. Here are the Coles Notes. Almost 980,000 people have moved here since you were first elected as a 29-year old Reform Party MP. And this new mass of Albertans does not have a deep connection to traditional conservative Alberta politics.
She made the remarks while flipping pancakes at a Stampede breakfast.
Business leaders are none too happy.
A majority voted in support of Premier Rachel Notley's leadership.
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The premier received more than 20 standing ovations during her speech.
We're looking at roughly 220,000 payday lending customers here in Alberta. Thankfully the NDP government here in Alberta has announced new legislation on payday lending. The government is proposing the lowest payday lending rates in the county while simultaneously fostering better alternatives to help people get short-term credit.
But the disaster remains a dicey political proposition with limited upside and a lot of downside.
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Here's some of the key events.
Despite my frustration around the outcome of our recent NDP convention, I'm prepared to take Avi Lewis at face value when he says that he didn't expect his Leap Manifesto to be so explosive. And I'd like to try explaining the reaction from many Alberta New Democrats so that Mr. Lewis has a better sense of the road ahead.
At the provincial level, three provinces are led by women, including Premier Rachel Notley in Alberta. Women make up 53 per cent of our province's cabinet ministers. In 2006, it was a mere 11 per cent. So, in a decade, that's progress. Federally, as in Alberta, cabinet is gender-balanced, a move that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau justified with the now oft-quoted "because it's 2015." Yet, in 2016, it must be noted that only 26 per cent of seats in the House of Commons are held by women. So, why is it that the lack of gender parity remains so pronounced in most levels of government across Canada?
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New Democrats are still wondering what exactly happened.
We can, moving forward, outline a clear vision of who we are, what we stand for, and what we can truly offer to Canadians... I want to know how we -- New Democrats -- will do better and I want these plans grounded in evidence-based policy reflective of our values. And I want for our members to chart the course of our party, not for what might be popular at the time or what might gain support in the short-term to guide our decisions.
Alberta New Democrats ripped into the leader for not speaking up for pipelines and for feeding ammunition to their critics.
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"We must get to 'yes' on a pipeline.''
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi also weighed in.
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They also want the government to establish a debt repayment plan.
There are times when bounced checks or the penalties for arrears exceed the cost of a payday loan. To end payday lending -- even if it is predatory -- might leave people worse off. What is needed is a better loan, and to get that, we need a better market that re-balances the interests of the lenders and the borrower.
George Clark is pretty easy to laugh off. But when March 8 rolled around, I found myself on the Alberta Legislature grounds with a crowd of a couple hundred overwhelmingly white people gathered for George Clark's glorious revolution. And while it started out as funny, by the time it was over it had gotten a little scary.