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Alberta agriculture minister responsible for ending Canadian Wheat Board

The person most responsible for dismantling the CWB, despite a majority of farmers voting to keep it, is now the minister over agriculture in Alberta.

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My response to Jason Luan’s opinion on safe supply

Yesterday, Jason Luan, the associate minister for mental health and addiction, wrote an opinion piece on the safe supply of drugs. It contained myth and half truths, so I thought I’d address them here.

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Productivity increases should raise wages, not profits

How a company responds to productivity increases determines how much they care about worker welfare.

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A critical response: Cops charge 6 people in Lethbridge drug bust

Yesterday, the Lethbridge Police Service published a media release regarding 6 arrests they made last Friday related to drug trafficking. In the release, they name all 6 individuals.

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A list of the 18 Alberta MLAs who own stocks, and who they invested in

I decided to spend a couple of days browsing their public disclosure statements to check.

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Feds increase borrowing capacity to half a billion dollars for dairy commission

Last week, the House of Commons and Senate passed C-16, which authorized the Canadian Dairy Commission to borrow up to $500 million to purchase, sell, and market dairy products.

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Did Tyler Shandro misrepresent an oil and gas organization while he was a lawyer?

I recently acquired several documents related to the Canadian Action Coalition. While reviewing the documents, I noticed that the annual returns for 2016, 2017, and 2018 were filed by Tyler Shandro.

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LaGrange announced $250M in education capital funding. But there’s a catch.

Earlier this week, the minister of education announced that she was increasing capital funding for school divisions by $250 million. That seems like a lot of money, but there are some things to keep in mind.

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Media objectivity is a myth

Our worldview determines how we view, perceive, and interpret events around us. Likewise, they determine how we retell those events.

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Alberta government announces 3 members of Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Last week, the Alberta lieutenant governor approved a request by Travis Toews, the finance minister, to appoint the following people each to a 3-year term on the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission.