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Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean

Premier’s Approval Rating Drops

Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Kenney’s approval rating went from top three to bottom three in less than a year. The Edmonton Journal commissioned a poll of Premier approval ratings and the results show Alberta’s Premier has moved from among the top three earlier this year to leading the bottom three […]

CPC and the politics of choice

Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer hasn’t exactly been a beacon of “unity” since the October election although he says his caucus is behind him. Despite Scheer’s determination to pit his over-sized regional support against his underwhelming regional support in other parts of Canada, Alberta […]

Parents to UCP: Show me the money

Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean Alberta Premier Jason Kenney keeps saying his government did not cut education funding. Yet the following school boards have very publicly announced they will be receiving less money for the 2019-20 school year: Calgary Board of Education: $32 million less Calgary Catholic: $17 million less Edmonton […]

Bill 207 and another existential crisis

As many have pointed out over the past week since the United Conservative Party introduced Bill 207, the Bill to strengthen conscience rights for healthcare professionals, these “rights” already exist within the oversight organizations that govern the profession. As it should.  We should not, as a society, refuse […]