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Orange Chinook

Politics in the New Alberta

contributions by Deborah Yedlin; Peter Ryan; Graham White; David K. Stewart; Sheridan McVean; Roger Epp; Lori Williams; Anthony M. Sayers; Kevin Taft; Melanee Thomas; Gillian Steward; Jennifer Zwicker; Janet Brown; James Wilt; Ron Kneebone; Brad Clark; John Santos; Chaseten Remillard, edited by Keith Brownsey; Duane Bratt; David Taras & Richard Sutherland

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In 2015, the New Democratic Party won an unprecedented victory in Alberta. Unseating the Progressive Conservatives-who had won every provincial election since 1971-they formed an NDP government for the first time in the history of the province.

Orange Chinook is the first scholarly analysis of this election. It examines the legacy of the Progressive Conservative dynasty, the PC and NDP campaigns, polling, and online politics, providing context and setting the stage. It highlights the importance of Alberta’s energy sector and how it relates to provincial politics with focus on the oil sands, the carbon tax, and pipelines.

Examining the NDP in power, Orange Chinook draws on Indigenous, urban, and rural perspectives to explore the transition process and government finances and politics. It explores the governing style of premier Rachel Notley, paying special attention to her response to the 2016 For McMurray wildfire and to the role of women in politics.

Orange Chinook brings together Alberta’s top political watchers in this fascinating, multifaceted analysis.

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Deborah Yedlin

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Peter Ryan

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Graham White

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David K. Stewart

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Sheridan McVean

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Keith Brownsey is a professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Keith Brownsey is a professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Keith Brownsey is a professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Keith Brownsey is a professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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David Taras holds the Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University.
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David Taras holds the Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Kevin Taft never thought he'd be a politician. A public policy analyst and head of his own Edmonton-based consulting company, Kevin's life took a sharp turn when he returned to Alberta in 1994 after a year away studying for a business degree. "Alberta had changed," he recalls. "The government was gutting our health care system without a plan, throwing people's lives into chaos." Kevin watched in growing dismay as the government took aim at education and other public services Albertans had carefully built over many years. In 1997, Kevin wrote Shredding the Public Interest, a national bestseller which confirmed many Albertans' concerns about the PCs. Clear Answers, a second bestseller in 2000, co-authored by Gillian Steward, exploded the myths of private, for-profit health care. Kevin stepped into public life in 2001, handily winning his Edmonton Riverview seat in the provincial election. In 2004, he was elected Leader of the Alberta Liberals and of the Loyal Opposition in the Alberta Legislature. In 2007 his third book was published, Democracy Derailed, and in 2012 his fourth book, Follow the Money, which he co-authored with Mel MacMillan and Junaid Jahangir. Both books continue Kevin's critical analysis of Alberta politics and public policy. Kevin stepped down from the Legislature when he chose not to run in the 2012 election. He continues to live and write in Edmonton.
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Kevin Taft never thought he'd be a politician. A public policy analyst and head of his own Edmonton-based consulting company, Kevin's life took a sharp turn when he returned to Alberta in 1994 after a year away studying for a business degree. "Alberta had changed," he recalls. "The government was gutting our health care system without a plan, throwing people's lives into chaos." Kevin watched in growing dismay as the government took aim at education and other public services Albertans had carefully built over many years. In 1997, Kevin wrote Shredding the Public Interest, a national bestseller which confirmed many Albertans' concerns about the PCs. Clear Answers, a second bestseller in 2000, co-authored by Gillian Steward, exploded the myths of private, for-profit health care. Kevin stepped into public life in 2001, handily winning his Edmonton Riverview seat in the provincial election. In 2004, he was elected Leader of the Alberta Liberals and of the Loyal Opposition in the Alberta Legislature. In 2007 his third book was published, Democracy Derailed, and in 2012 his fourth book, Follow the Money, which he co-authored with Mel MacMillan and Junaid Jahangir. Both books continue Kevin's critical analysis of Alberta politics and public policy. Kevin stepped down from the Legislature when he chose not to run in the 2012 election. He continues to live and write in Edmonton.
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Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. Her column appears every other week.
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Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. Her column appears every other week.
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Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. Her column appears every other week.
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Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. Her column appears every other week.
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Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. Her column appears every other week.
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Gillian Steward is a Calgary writer and journalist, and former managing editor of the Calgary Herald. Her column appears every other week.
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Richard Sutherland is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Richard Sutherland is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Richard Sutherland is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University.
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