Premier Jason Kenney
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Premier Jason Kenney optimistic for Alberta after resignation announcement

“This is a critical time in Alberta’s history. We are determined to keep our eye on the ball, to continue to lead Canada in economic growth, the job creation, to keep our commitments, to fight for a stronger Alberta”.

“Just last week, we won a historic victory at the Alberta Court of Appeal in the central part of our strategy for a stronger Alberta, which was the four to one decision striking down Justin Trudeau’s No More Pipelines pipelines law, Bill C-69”.

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Jason Kenney’s Resignation a Shock to the Black Community

Kenney has different parts to him: he showed brilliance in some parts of the economy, but the cost of utility, the cost of insurance, cost of living dwarfs the provincial government taunts that they made life better.

It was his fight with nurses and doctors during the pandemic and the ongoing battle for Alberta’s curriculum  that turned some off him  and brought UCP polices to conversations around the kitchen table. 

Children and parents felt unsafe during the pandemic and even now, there is a ongoing dispute about Alberta curriculum being imposed by the province.

Dr. Judi L Malone, Nomination Candidate Edmonton-Ellerslie Alberta NDP Riding
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Change Begins in Edmonton Ellerslie with Dr Judi L Malone

Small business is a big deal in Alberta – from jobs to economic growth! When we support Alberta entrepreneurs, we build the backbone of our province and support a real ‘Alberta advantage’ that goes beyond the GDP to provide jobs, pride, and build communities. I have operated my own private practice for over 2 decades and know the difference that knowledgeable support makes for the small business owner. Support makes a difference and that ranges from providing information and skills support to self-sustaining grants. 

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Fraternité des Formalités Administratives de Voyage

Avec plus de 2 millions de demandes dans l’arriéré d’immigration du Canada, davantage de soutien devrait être accordé aux femmes et aux enfants racialisés. Malgré les conflits géopolitiques actuels en Afghanistan, en Ukraine et en Russie, il existe d’innombrables conflits mondiaux qui ne répondent pas aux normes des médias. Le génocide du Tigré dans le nord de l’Éthiopie, le génocide du Darfour au Soudan du Sud et même le génocide domestique des femmes et des enfants autochtones passent au second plan, car ils incarnent racialisés des peuplesSe regrouper en tant que peuples déjà en sécurité et habitant le Canada est essentiel pour faire pression pour un traitement accessible, abordable et raisonnable des demandes d’immigration canadiennes.

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Sisterhood of the Travelling Paperwork

With over 2 million applications in Canada’s immigration backlog, more support should be given to racialized women and children. Despite the current geopolitics conflicts in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Russia, there are countless global conflicts that fail to meet the media’s standards. The Tigray genocide in northern Ethiopia, the Darfur genocide in South Sudan, and even Canada’s domestic genocide of Indigenous women and children takes the backseat as they embody racialized peoples. Banding together as peoples already safe and inhabiting Canada is key to pushing for accessible, affordable, and reasonable processing of Canadian immigration applications.

Photo provided by Jacqueline Biollo
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Vulnerably Exposed | Jacqueline Biollo, MBA, ICD.D

I have no regrets and I feel no need to justify to anyone, other than myself, as to why I had an aesthetic surgery procedure. I did it for me. Period. Regardless of your opinion on aesthetic surgery procedures, I hope we all find ways to love who we are, find ways to build our self-confidence, and have empathy for others – because all bodies are beautiful. And sometimes, I think we either forget that, don’t believe that, or just need reminding of that. #YourBodyYourChoice

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City shares plan for a safer and more equitable Edmonton

“Edmonton will become one of the first Canadian cities to take this kind of system-wide approach to community safety and well-being,” said City Manager Andre Corbould. “The Community Safety and Well-being Strategy was developed and led by the City, but it is truly driven by the community. We must remain aligned on this work to make Edmonton a healthy city, a neighbourly city, and one that embodies and promotes equity for everyone who calls it home.”

The Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Strategy, a comprehensive plan for building a safe and inclusive city, is guided by ConnectEdmonton and The City Plan. The City recognizes it must continue working in collaboration with partners in the community to eliminate racism, make clear progress towards Truth and Reconciliation, improve equity, and end poverty. When more people feel safe, empowered and supported as individuals, everyone in the city benefits.

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi
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Mixed reactions to Mayor Sohi’s first State of the City Speech

He had strong words for the provincial government:

“We need our provincial government to step up because tackling houselessness, mental health, addictions and trauma is their responsibility. They need to show up for our most vulnerable. People’s human dignity and our economic recovery depends on it”. 

He highlighted the inequities Edmonton has suffered under the UCP government:

“From 2007 to 2021, Edmonton has received $1.1B less compared to Calgary under the MSI and Basic Municipal Transportation funding”. 

“Edmonton is a regional hub for social services. We carry a disproportionate burden providing servicing to Alberta’s most vulnerable for which we receive no recognition or financial support”. 

“Every year, Edmonton loses $14M in tax revenue because our provincial government is not paying its fair share of property taxes on the buildings they occupy.”

“In the past 3 years, our world-renowned University of Alberta has faced the largest budget cuts of any post-secondary in the province. Now totaling $222 million, stifling innovation and hurting students”.

Leslyn Lewis is one of the six candidates at the Edmonton Convention Centre on May 11
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Leslyn Lewis in Edmonton tonight for CPC Leaders Debate

Elusive to media chats, Leslyn Lewis is the only female and BIPOC candidate in the race. According to  her website: “she believes that Canada is only strong when all Canadians have a voice, and where we can all unite in forging a Canada where we all have an equal opportunity to optimize our potential.  This is a goal that sees all Canadians as equal under the law: where race, religion, creed, orientation, and political affiliation are no longer used to divide us”.