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It would be really funny if Alberta then left Canada and Edmonton became a weird Canadian exclave in the center of Alberta
Kind of like Berlin. Although I suspect there are a fair number of people in northern Alberta who are also tired of having the best jobs shuffled to the south and aboriginal people in the north who are tired of the provincial government not taking their concerns seriously enough, so it could be more than just an enclave.

To paraphrase what was said about another province, if Canada is divisible, so is ____ (fill in name of applicable province).
 
If this was during the 1982 annexation when we got a large chunk of the northeast from Sturgeon County, then that would've been during the Lougheed Government, before Getty or Klein's times.
About 1989. The refineries were just starting back during Lougheed's time. At least the Petro Canada Refinery was new at the time.
 
Edmonton didn't want the refinery in the city limits in the early 1950's. Sherwood Park was a bedroom community full of Esso Refinery workers (in the beginning).
 
As one of the industry's most important files and after years of advocacy, we are pleased to share that the Government of Alberta is proposing changes to City Charter Regulations.

This follows multiple years of advocacy and the joint efforts of BILD Alberta, BILD Calgary Region, CHBA Edmonton Region, UDI Edmonton Metro and numerous industry representatives.
When approved, these changes will bring back critical levels of transparency and accountability to the governing rules and municipal authorities that impact housing in this province’s two largest markets. It will remove the significant uncertainty specific provisions of City Charters brought to those responsible for building the homes and communities for current and new Albertans. As required by legislation, the proposed changes will be posted online for 60-days. Following the posting period they will go to Cabinet for final approval.

Specific changes include:

Off-site levies: Calgary and Edmonton will now be subject to clauses surrounding proportional benefit, transparency in calculations and methodology, strengthening consultation and subject to appeal through the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.

Building Codes – Building code authorities for the two cities have been removed, ensuring a province-wide standard.

Inclusionary Housing – Inclusionary housing will be removed from City Charters. This aligns with a previous decision by the Government of Alberta not to adopt inclusionary housing in the Municipal Government Act.

www.bildalberta.ca
 

If Smith had nothing to do with it, which I don't believe, what was the reason AHS would fire Hinshaw after just hiring her? And what would cause a top AHS executive to leave his job after the firing?
 
As one of the industry's most important files and after years of advocacy, we are pleased to share that the Government of Alberta is proposing changes to City Charter Regulations.

This follows multiple years of advocacy and the joint efforts of BILD Alberta, BILD Calgary Region, CHBA Edmonton Region, UDI Edmonton Metro and numerous industry representatives.
When approved, these changes will bring back critical levels of transparency and accountability to the governing rules and municipal authorities that impact housing in this province’s two largest markets. It will remove the significant uncertainty specific provisions of City Charters brought to those responsible for building the homes and communities for current and new Albertans. As required by legislation, the proposed changes will be posted online for 60-days. Following the posting period they will go to Cabinet for final approval.

Specific changes include:

Off-site levies: Calgary and Edmonton will now be subject to clauses surrounding proportional benefit, transparency in calculations and methodology, strengthening consultation and subject to appeal through the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.

Building Codes – Building code authorities for the two cities have been removed, ensuring a province-wide standard.

Inclusionary Housing – Inclusionary housing will be removed from City Charters. This aligns with a previous decision by the Government of Alberta not to adopt inclusionary housing in the Municipal Government Act.

www.bildalberta.ca
So removing requirements for affordable housing will result in more affordable housing? I don't think so.
 

If Smith had nothing to do with it, which I don't believe, what was the reason AHS would fire Hinshaw after just hiring her? And what would cause a top AHS executive to leave his job after the firing?
Her lips were moving, therefore she's lying.
 
It depends. A mediocre politician from Calgary would probably not be better overall than a very skilled campaigner from Edmonton. Where the leader is from is obviously not an irrelevant factor, but a very skilled politician can break through beyond their hometown if they're capable of running a good campaign.
 
It depends. A mediocre politician from Calgary would probably not be better overall than a very skilled campaigner from Edmonton. Where the leader is from is obviously not an irrelevant factor, but a very skilled politician can break through beyond their hometown if they're capable of running a good campaign.
I agree, where they are from is just one of a number of factors, and may not be a big deal unless the politician is identified as being quite closely tied to a particular municipality.

So those who are (or were) mayors and municipal councilors might not be best suited for a more provincial role.
 
The mayoral-to-premier pipeline in Alberta is historically surprisingly weak. I mean, yes, there's Ralph Klein (and his runner-up, Laurence Decore), but not much else. Harry Strom was a municipal councilor, but I'm hard-pressed to think of any Premier who had much in the way of substantial experience with municipal politics.
 

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