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NDP throne speech promises to ban corporate and union donations to political parties

Alberta’s first NDP government Monday unleashed a torrent of legislative and policy initiatives, unveiling plans to hike taxes, ban contentious political donations and usher in an era of unprecedented co-operation with opposition parties.

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Big Oil to Rachel Notley: Bring on a carbon tax

Big Oil is urging Alberta’s new government to toughen up the province’s environmental policies.

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Government privatizes wheat board in deal with G3 Global Grain Group

The federal government is moving to privatize the Canadian Wheat Board in a deal with a company partially owned in Saudi Arabia.

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Anti-terror Bill C-51 to be changed as Tories respond to criticism

The government will propose a handful of amendments to the proposed anti-terror bill when it goes to clause-by-clause review on Tuesday, CBC News has learned, including a proposal that would protect protests from being captured by the new measures.

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Ex-Head of Troubled SNC-Lavalin Named Chair of BC Crown Corp

The B.C. government’s Industry Training Authority has a new board of directors, and the May 5 news release heralds the appointment of Gwyn Morgan as the Crown corporation’s $1-a-year chair.

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Why I Left the Conservatives To Run for the NDP

Ethan Rabidoux – Former military man, student leader and debt collector turned author, columnist, broadcaster and political candidate.

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Christy Clark: Don’t Muzzle BC

Environmental organizations, neighbourhood associations, churches, you name it — they could all find themselves tied up in red tape and court battles if Clark’s plan goes through.

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Kinder Morgan pipeline hearings a ‘farce,’ says former BC Hydro head

Protesters calling themselves The Caretakers have set up camp on Burnaby Mountain, in opposition to Kinder Morgan plans to bore through the municipal park to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline. (CBC)

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Temporary foreign workers: LNG job offer denied by Premier Christy Clark

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was quoted in a Times of India story, saying, “India needs a million skilled workers every year. We can help. If we can help train 3,000 and 300 of them help us build an LNG industry, it’s good for you and it’s good for us.”

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NDP Leader tours Teck mines

Last week, John Horgan, leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, took a tour of Teck’s Elkview and Coal Mountain mine sites as part of his promotional tour across the province.

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