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Kathy Kerr

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Kathy Kerr is a veteran Alberta journalist who, as a newspaper reporter, editor and now freelancer, has observed the western political scene for more than three decades.

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2020 COLUMNS

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Albertans need to stop blaming the advisor and ask the big questions of Jason Kenney
Kenney has taken a big chance with his Covid-economy compromise
The future of Keystone now rests with Joe
The wheels have fallen off Alberta’s Covid strategy
UCP hits a sour note with provincial parks
Albertans can add a labour war to their 2020 woes
UCP may be coming around to sustainable energy development
UCP’s ideological imperative to privatize and reduce Alberta’s public sector
Edmonton’s downtown malaise
Bigotry rises in Alberta fringe groups
Alberta policing has become a polarizing debate
Apparently a public inquiry isn’t actually public in the UCP’s Alberta
Parents are giving Jason Kenney a failing grade on his back to school plan
Kenney has reason to celebrate (at least briefly)
UCP puts cranes in the crosshairs
Alberta’s summertime frustration
Kenney expecting Alberta teachers to wield Lysol wipes as part of their “tidy up” routine
Albertans are witnessing the breakdown of a crucial healthcare relationship
Lethbridge… small-town police corruption on full display
KeystoneXL is looking like a political liability rather than an asset
Does Kenney’s package contain strategic treasures or foam rhetorical packing peanuts
Diversion of police funding doesn’t address the issue
Kenney’s Bill 22: Rhubarb pies at the county fair and resource royalties
Kenney triumphantly reopens Alberta
The disgruntled right is organizing in Alberta
Alberta energy minister commits tacky gaffe
Jason Kenney needs to ‘reset’ the negotiation process with Alberta’s doctors
Kenney returns to the pre-COVID world of banging away at Ottawa
Are the lives of workers toiling in the country’s meatpacking plants worth that barbecue burger?
Is helping Alberta’s oil industry the most urgent priority for public dollars?
Jason Kenney’s grand gesture
COVID-19: The haves shouldn’t forget the have-nots during this crisis
Jason Kenney goes all in on Keystone and Alberta’s energy sector
Is the Alberta government using COVID-19 to slide privatized medicare into the province?
Is this the last hurrah for conservatives in Alberta?
Alberta is in economic meltdown
UCP decision to close parks saves only $5 million but risks political capital
With Teck pullout, will we see more mushy indecision and belligerent whining?
Alberta government in deep water over confrontation with GPs
Governments struggling with their carbon emission math
Will Kenney complicate governing with dangerous referendums
Alberta school boards trying to offset provincial budget squeeze
Being a municipal councillor is a thankless task in Alberta
The battle over public sector wages in Alberta is just starting
Pensions become political in Alberta
Kenney’s war room subjected to harsh spotlight due to early goofs
2019 COLUMNS