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About brianmasonndp

I am the MLA for Edmonton Highlands-Norwood.

Ladies and Gentlemen….Introducing Alberta’s First Wildrose Premier!

Like most Albertans, I watched the recent defection of Danielle Smith and 9 (more) members of her caucus to Jim Prentice’s PCs with a mixture of astonishment and disgust. That it has been a breathtaking example of political opportunism on … Continue reading

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The Godfather, part IV.

I thought I’d start this post with an understatement: It’s been a strange week in Alberta politics. The Wildrose party has, in the last year, given the PC government a glimpse of its own mortality. Now, it is the WRP that … Continue reading

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Is it the Accountability Act, or an accountability “act”?

It’s 9:00 Wednesday evening, and I just got home from the Legislature. The 2014 Fall sitting adjourned about 45 minutes ago, after passing Bill 2, the Accountability Act. The Tories and the Wildrose voted for it. The Liberals and the … Continue reading

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Member Statement on the 2012 Fall Session.

The end of the Fall Session is fast approaching. It has been one of the most acrimonious in recent history. The government is threatening to end the session early, by invoking closure. It is doing so because it can no … Continue reading

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Before the Debate …

As I prepare for the Leaders Debate tonight, my thoughts are on the issues that matter to ordinary Albertans. In this election Albertans have a choice – they can vote for conservative parties that keep Alberta’s wealth for their CEO … Continue reading

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An Open letter to Albertans

My fellow Albertans, Our publicly funded and publicly delivered healthcare system and the principle of universal access to quality care have come under attack in this election. Albertans, like all Canadians, place great value on the idea that all citizens … Continue reading

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Seniors deserve better!

A few weeks ago, I talked with Bev Munro, a long-term care patient at the Edmonton General Hospital. She is a woman in her 60s that gets around in a wheelchair. She spent her life working on construction sites, and … Continue reading

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