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Not your father's tall-in-the-saddle Alberta anymore. Municipal election day in Alberta. New Edmonton mayor: Amarjeet Sohi. New Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek. By the way, Amarjeet Sohi is a former federal LIBERAL cabinet minister.
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bob vernon wrote: Oct 18th, 2021, 8:46 pm Not your father's tall-in-the-saddle Alberta anymore. Municipal election day in Alberta. New Edmonton mayor: Amarjeet Sohi. New Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek. By the way, Amarjeet Sohi is a former federal LIBERAL cabinet minister.
By the way, Jyoti Gondek is taking over for Naheed Nenshi (gay muslim man) who was Calgary's mayor for 11 years.

It's odd that some people (those outside of Alberta) are just now figuring out that they've been perpetuating a stereotype for all these years. There are people who think of themselves as enlightened, yet hate people from Alberta based solely on their own ignorance.

I s'pose I should be happy that one more person has realized their mistake instead of questioning what took so long for them to realize it.

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Rejigger wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 12:39 am Alberta's an awesome province. Albertans are awesome people.
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Bsuds wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 6:57 am Now if they could just learn how to drive!
Actually, they can drive just fine, in a straight line. It's the corners that seem to buffalo them.

Nenshi did not see eye to eye with Kenny, be interesting what kind of municipal relationships are developed with the Premier.
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seewood wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 7:12 am
Bsuds wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 6:57 am Now if they could just learn how to drive!
Actually, they can drive just fine, in a straight line. It's the corners that seem to buffalo them.

Nenshi did not see eye to eye with Kenny, be interesting what kind of municipal relationships are developed with the Premier.
Well in both Edmonton and Calgreedy it looks like we are practicing again to pass our test on making a left turn. [icon_lol2.gif]
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However, it looks like Kenney might score a few points in the Alberta referendums game.

"Early results suggest Alberta votes in favour of removing equalization from Canada's constitution" (However, Edmonton declined to weigh in for this report.)

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ ... um-results

And,

"Results of Alberta's equalization, daylight saving votes to be announced Oct. 26

. . . When the province surveyed more than 140,000 Albertans online in 2019, 91 per cent were in favour of scrapping time changes and moving to permanent daylight time, or summer hours. . . ."

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politi ... ced-oct-26

Nevertheless, I'm still hoping Jet Thunders will make the Senate.



Because I still don't know how Justin could refuse to ratify our choice for him.
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Rejigger wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 12:39 am
bob vernon wrote: Oct 18th, 2021, 8:46 pm Not your father's tall-in-the-saddle Alberta anymore. Municipal election day in Alberta. New Edmonton mayor: Amarjeet Sohi. New Calgary mayor Jyoti Gondek. By the way, Amarjeet Sohi is a former federal LIBERAL cabinet minister.
By the way, Jyoti Gondek is taking over for Naheed Nenshi (gay muslim man) who was Calgary's mayor for 11 years.

It's odd that some people (those outside of Alberta) are just now figuring out that they've been perpetuating a stereotype for all these years. There are people who think of themselves as enlightened, yet hate people from Alberta based solely on their own ignorance.

I s'pose I should be happy that one more person has realized their mistake instead of questioning what took so long for them to realize it.


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Rejigger wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 12:39 am
By the way, Jyoti Gondek is taking over for Naheed Nenshi (gay muslim man) who was Calgary's mayor for 11 years.
https://twitter.com/nenshi/status/90096 ... 08?lang=en

Naheed says that he isn't gay. So there's that.
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Another hilarious headline from the Beaverton that totally nails it. Kenney definitely is embarrassing Alberta again with this ridiculous referendum nonsense.
Referendum asks Albertans if they want to stop equalization payments, whether they’d like to be able to fly

Albertans are headed to the polls today to make an important determination of whether they want to change the Canadian constitution to get rid of equalization payments, and if they’d like to be able to fly high in the sky like Superman.

“We figured as long as we are asking people about something they have no power to change, we might as well go all the way,” said Premier Jason Kenney, running around his house with his arms extended making airplane sounds.

“It’s about leverage. If the vote passes Trudeau will have to take our demands for a new equalization formula seriously, and God will have to really consider whether he should give his retractable wings that we can shoot out of our bodies when we want to go for a nice ol’ fly.”

The question simply reads ‘Should the section of the Constitution enshrining the principle of equalization payments be removed and also should we as humans be able to jump off a tall building without worrying about gravity?’

“I can’t wait until I see the look on Trudeau’s face when this non-binding, low turnout referendum cancels equalization payments once and for all,” said resident Lyle Mackey. “Which I will see as I fly by his third floor window.”

If the referendum succeeds future referendum questions will ask Albertans things like ‘Should the Oilers or Flames win the Stanley Cup every year, Should trucks be made even cooler and Should Alberta no longer be landlocked?’

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2021/10/r ... le-to-fly/
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Pappywinkle wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 4:10 pm Another hilarious headline from the Beaverton that totally nails it. Kenney definitely is embarrassing Alberta again with this ridiculous referendum nonsense.
Referendum asks Albertans if they want to stop equalization payments, whether they’d like to be able to fly

Albertans are headed to the polls today to make an important determination of whether they want to change the Canadian constitution to get rid of equalization payments, and if they’d like to be able to fly high in the sky like Superman.

“We figured as long as we are asking people about something they have no power to change, we might as well go all the way,” said Premier Jason Kenney, running around his house with his arms extended making airplane sounds.

“It’s about leverage. If the vote passes Trudeau will have to take our demands for a new equalization formula seriously, and God will have to really consider whether he should give his retractable wings that we can shoot out of our bodies when we want to go for a nice ol’ fly.”

The question simply reads ‘Should the section of the Constitution enshrining the principle of equalization payments be removed and also should we as humans be able to jump off a tall building without worrying about gravity?’

“I can’t wait until I see the look on Trudeau’s face when this non-binding, low turnout referendum cancels equalization payments once and for all,” said resident Lyle Mackey. “Which I will see as I fly by his third floor window.”

If the referendum succeeds future referendum questions will ask Albertans things like ‘Should the Oilers or Flames win the Stanley Cup every year, Should trucks be made even cooler and Should Alberta no longer be landlocked?’

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2021/10/r ... le-to-fly/
Seriously though, shouldn't Kenney have put the Edmonton to Bella Coola super canal on the same referendum? No more pipelines, just dock the tankers in Edmonton.
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Septuagenarian wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 7:49 am Well in both Edmonton and Calgreedy... [icon_lol2.gif]
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The Green Barbarian wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 1:48 pm
Rejigger wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 12:39 am
By the way, Jyoti Gondek is taking over for Naheed Nenshi (gay muslim man) who was Calgary's mayor for 11 years.
https://twitter.com/nenshi/status/90096 ... 08?lang=en

Naheed says that he isn't gay. So there's that.
Riiiiiight. I think he meant to write he's not a "practicing" gay. Next he'll be saying that his favourite colour - purple - which he wears every day, has no particular meaning.
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Pappywinkle wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 4:10 pm Another hilarious headline from the Beaverton that totally nails it. Kenney definitely is embarrassing Alberta again with this ridiculous referendum nonsense.
I'm not sure Albertans are anymore embarrassed by Kenney than British Columbians are by Horgan. Or Canadians are by Trudeau. Hmm, on second thought, maybe we all have something to be embarrassed about when it comes to our so-called leaders.

Regardless, equalization payments were introduced in 1957. It's not as if they can't be scrapped in the same way they were introduced. Trudeau et al are doing what they can to ensure there's no money to transfer out of Alberta anyway, yes?

Maybe British Columbians should be embarrassed that they aren't working harder to earn more money for other parts of Canada to live off of? Quebecers can't be expected to support their smoking and drinking habits on their own, fcs.
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Rejigger wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Riiiiiight. I think he meant to write he's not a "practicing" gay. Next he'll be saying that his favourite colour - purple - which he wears every day, has no particular meaning.
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From what I've heard of Naheed, I don't believe that he would lie about something like this. If he says he isn't gay then his word should be respected. And for the record, it doesn't matter to me either way what his sexual preference is.
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Rejigger wrote: Oct 19th, 2021, 5:52 pmI'm not sure Albertans are anymore embarrassed by Kenney than British Columbians are by Horgan.
Let me clear that up for you:

https://angusreid.org/premier-approval-june2021/

Horgan at 63%, second highest in the country, Kenney at 31%, bottom of the barrel.
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