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Maybe if the premier looked past his oil-soaked lenses, he could lead Alberta better. Mitchell Anderson writes. #abpoli  #cdnpoli 

With fewer places for women to get warm and shelter due to COVID-19, violence has increased. In one case, a woman was held captive for 15 hours screaming but no one did anything to help her. “We want to see a crisis response,” say advocates. #vanpoli 

For Indigenous women in Vancouver, losing a child to foster care doubled the odds of overdosing. #vanpoli 

Nothing like green housing to address affordability, joblessness and the climate all at once. “To be honest, I think this is one of the single best things in his climate plan.”

Delays this long impact the individual who’s been injured, the family, the police investigated, the pace at which new policies are made — and by extension, the public at large. #bcpoli 

“The pandemic has revealed how woefully inadequate the full spectrum of services is,” Representative Jennifer Charlesworth said in a statement.

Premier John Horgan has identified Indigenous reconciliation, self-determination and economic independence as a priority. @Khelsilem  on three moves that would be a good start to the term. #bcpoli 

An author of a new report on B.C.’s coal mine approval process was shocked at what she found: “The regulators failed at every level. They didn’t even anticipate booms and busts.” #bcpoli 

This will be the last holiday season for about a quarter of long-term care residents, said B.C.’s seniors’ advocate. The province needs to do everything in its power to keep them connected to their families. #bcpoli 


In the week when Postmedia endorsed Andrew Scheer because “he is a man for whom what you see is what you get,” the Conservatives were further exposed for dirty tricks and a mounting number of campaign falsehoods. #elxn2019  #cdnpoli 

Flattening the curve is not a victory or endpoint. It’s a temporary holding measure. Andrew Nikiforuk writes.

Canadian police forces have received millions of dollars from oil companies, banks, and financiers, through shadowy charitable foundations that have little public oversight. #vanpoli  #cdnpoli 

Red dresses hang along a road near the Unist'ot'en healing centre, where residents await RCMP enforcement of an injunction to evict them from the area. The red dresses have become a symbol of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. 📷 by @amandajfollett .

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Under the cover of a pandemic, Alberta’s premier has quietly wiped away a near half-century of safeguards against open pit coal mining in most of the province’s Rocky Mountains and foothills. #abpoli 

Eleven Indigenous academics stand in solidarity with Jody Wilson-Raybould after her resignation from cabinet — while calling out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal insiders. Read their full statement here. #cdnpoli  #snclavalin 

What do you know about a global organization called the International Democratic Union — chaired by Stephen Harper; linked to wealthy Republicans — dedicated to getting right-wing parties elected around the world? #cdnpoli 

“Nobody ’earns’ a billion dollars. Such sums are only redistributed from the collective effort of many into the hands of the few.” @michalrozworski  writes, from October 2019.