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This Week's INSIGHT INTO GOVERNMENT

NOTE: WITH THE PUBLICATION OF THE 40TH ISSUE, INSIGHT HAS COMPLETED ITS 2013-14 YEAR
AND WILL NOT PUBLISH AGAIN UNTIL AUG. 29.
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE RENEWAL NOTICES THAT I WILL BE SENDING OUT,
AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER. - RD

Week ending 27 Jun 2014 Vol 28, No 40

JASON GESTURES: Employement ministerJason Kenney, during a visit to Fort McMurray two years ago, displays two fingers in what, in the UK, would be considered the equivalent to the North American single finger salute. Was he trying to tell us something?

Certainly for those Alberta employers struggling to fill jobs, Kenney's Temporary Foreign Worker program has added injury to insult and is creating a rift between Alberta and Ottawa of the sort some may remember from the days of the National Energy Policy


THIS WEEK IN INSIGHT:

  • Joe Anglin, Wildrose's caustic and picaresque member for Sundre, etc., is the party's only incumbent to face nomination. And it may not go well.

  • Jason Kenney imposes draconian strictures on the Temporary Foreign Worker program and Alberta small businesses fear the worst.

  • The Heritage Savings Trust Fund posts healthy returns on investments- but it still ain't the fund it once was.
    Annual Report, PDF, 1 MB

  • A familiar appointment in Banff and the departure of a hot-shot player who didn't quite work out

  • Plus:
    • Lobbyist action
    • The leadership candidates begin a summer of regurgitation
    • Federal by-elections loom for Monday

  • Links:
    • For those wishing to visit the individual PC candidate's websites, read their policies, find out about upcoming events, here are the links:
    • As of this writing neither NDP leadership candidate, Dave Eggen or Rachel Notley, had campaign websites. Both Eggen (1,670 followers) and Notley (5,803 followers) can be followed on Twitter at:

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