Thursday, May 31, 2018

May, 2018: 96 Billion Debt, Bubble Zones & Drunken Salesmen

The 2018 Status versus Motion art project

Quick Draw May 30, 2018 a giddy NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci had just cracked a joke in the Alberta Legislature saying the United Conservative Party travels across Canada "like drunken salesmen" UCP Nathan Cooper MLA for Old-Didsbury -ThreeHills followed with questions relating to an earlier press scrum where Joe Ceci attended earlier in the day. Nathan claimed the Honorable Finance Minister was not honest with the news media (party). NDP deputy leader Brian Mason accused UCP leader Jason Kenney of slander during that debate but the Speaker later overturned Mason's point of order. Citizen free news

Quick draw May 24, 2018 #AbLeg #abpoli Notes from the public gallery. #AbLeg #abpoli Rachel Notley suggested her Gov. would be willing to buy #TransMountain back in Mid-May. Alberta Party Greg Clark questioned for more information from the 'off the record, back room operations' of the #NDP working out a plan to buy the pipeline. NDP responded they were being strategic  (quiet) about the matter. 
One of the most chronic debates inside our Alberta Legislature during question period I've noticed is how our public health care system quickly deteriorating.  

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Julie Payette Governor General arrives at the Alberta Legislature

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Rally For Women's Health - Endo March Alberta Legislature 2018 "Oh wow! This is great! I can wait for the world headquarters to see! I greatly appreciate your help bringing attention to this cause that means so much to so many." Alberta's Endo Revolution challenges Alberta Government and all opposition leaders to step it up for women's health for the next Provincial election.

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 Alberta Legislature Front Steps Pro Life Rally
May 10, 2018 Choose Life

May 8, 2018 The Government closed down the assembly online cameras for the night so I headed to down for a Late Night Shift in the #Ableg public gallery. This is a sketch study of a plant next to the Sergeant at Arms Mace. Tonight MLA Derek Fildebrandt was the only one who voted against the 150 meter increase from 50 amendment to Health Minister Sarah Hoffman's bill 9 'bubble zone' while all United Conservative Caucus vacated the assembly during the vote. The bubble zone was created in hopes woman are not harassed by extremists outside abortion clinics. Fildebrandt argued there was no need for bill 9 legislation bubble zones because there are laws in place to deal with lawless aggressive people.

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June 15, 2015 Throne Speech

May 6, 2018 YouTube 
Water is life in petroleum made plastic bottles

Another protest by Albertans against the oil industry in Alberta was staged on the Alberta Legislature steps. For several hours this afternoon pro clean water activists sang songs, drummed, danced and chanted "water is life!'  Food and water in plastic bottles were brought in by activists during this hot afternoon regardless Legislature drinking fountains were operational and available on the grounds. Many of the activists came across the Province just as ene elder from Banff who drove all the way to Edmonton to speak for a full 5 minutes. Ironically petroleum made products including the fuel used to drive activists to Edmonton were used to stage this clean water protest against both the federal, provincial Governments and the oil industries in Canada. 

PLASTICS: Marine life is facing "irreparable damage" from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned. Nearly all the plastic ever created still exists in some form today. Drinks bottles are one the most common types of plastic waste. Some 480bn plastic bottles were sold globally in 2016 - that's a million bottles per minute. BBC Science Source Magazine

May 5, 2018 Save our Doctor Visconti YouTube:  About 50 patients rallied on the steps of the Alberta Legislature Saturday calling on Health Minister Sarah Hoffman to allow Sherwood Park Doctor Vincenzo Visconti practice medicine again. Alberta Health Link 811 not working out finding other doctors for patients who are frustrated with Alberta’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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