2020-01-22 Tweet 'More and more data confirms that the NDP drug sites have hit local communities with an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour.' - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
Citizen free News Spring Assignment: Jason Kenney might be on to something. I plan to follow up this story inside Alberta Legislature assembly during sessions that will begin February 25 after the throne speech. I live downtown Edmonton close to several of these NDP consumption drug sites Kenney refers to. I often find needles like I did here last summer next to our only downtown playground. I'm not planning on taking my grandkids there anytime soon. The crimes & anti social behaviour downtown Edmonton is up and city police and peace officers have very little control...
How I Learned to Stop Worrying
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The Speakers Banned Free Speech and Wear T-shirt Label
2020-01-20: I attended morning and afternoon committee meetings inside the Alberta Legislature Federal Building, Rocky Mountain room to follow up on Speaker Nathan Cooper's Nov. 2019 decision to close the money losing Alberta Branded art shop. NDP MLA Nicole Goehring Edmonton-Castle Downs failed to delay the closing of Alberta Brand store she described as 'blind faith' on the part of UCP Speaker Nathan Cooper in front of a packed public gallery of artists. MLA Goehring missed last week's deadline to submit her amendment to delay the closure to create a new business plan. Nathan Cooper did allow for a vote by the committee to see if they would allow Goehring to submit her amendment today but it was voted down. Nathan Cooper said Alberta Brand gallery had failed to reach the expectations of yearly north of $400,000 having reached $240,000. in 2017, $303,000 in 2018, 302,000 in 2019 and currently sitting at $142,000 so far in 2020.
2020-01-20: It was announced today during the afternoon committee meeting in the Rocky Mountain Room, Federal Building by the (Hon) Speaker Nathan Cooper that Chris Caughell will be the new Sergeant-at-Arms left vacant by his predecessor now retired Brian Hodgson. #CIA13 File Graphic
2020-01-18: Ode to the Last of the Alberta Caribou. Met with shoppers Saturday outside the Old Strathcona farmers market. Talked politics, played drum, and gave away art posters. Earned my first loonie busking from a lady who tossed it towards my backpack, gave me a nod to her approval. "Promise made and kept toward our govt’s goals of long-term protection for the species and creating certainty for AB job creators." is what House Leader and Environment Minister (Hon) Jason Nixon tweeted 2019-11-04. For two years now both the NDP and UCP Governments have been working hard to do an economic assessment in the Province of Alberta while putting on hold funding from Ottawa to protect and rebuild Alberta's caribou declining herds. Former NDP Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier has said the process behind the assessment is slow and complicated.
Announcement: January 1, 2020: Denied a press pass into the Alberta Legislature for over 2 years by the Alberta Legislature press gallery president Dean Bennett, I'll continue my quest into 2020 as a citizen news activist seeking out Alberta political news & information for the benefit of my community I've served freely since 2007.
Press Pass Picket Day 211
I staged my last 2019 press pass picket of 2 years. I'll be back 2020... Thanks to the Alberta Sheriffs, MLAs and Alberta Legislature management and staff for thier patience. Unable to get a press pass into the Alberta Legislature, I'm focusing my attention on fewer news stories in 2020 and more on social art projects. My Citizen Free News Alberta Legislature Press Pass Picket of 211 days picketing was invaluable for me from the people I met and the lessons I learned. Although I have the right to report the news as guaranteed by Canada's Bill of Rights, I failed to obtain press access into the Legislature because I'm not a paid employee of a news media corporation. I spoiled my ballot this 2019 spring Provincial election in protest because I no longer believe we live in a free and open democracy in Canada.
2017 Alberta Legislature
Public Gallery becomes my press gallery
Public Gallery becomes my press gallery
2018: Honoured to be recognized by the (Hon) Jason Kenney United Conservative party leader. for my work as a citizen news activist inside the Alberta Legislature during my question on the corporate news media.
2018: Introduced as Citizen Free News activist to the assembly of the Alberta Legislature by the (Hon) Greg Clark of the Alberta Party in the public gallery wearing an Oilers jersey that said "Non-Violence #1".
2019: Honoured to have the (Hon) House Leader, Minister of Transportation Brian Mason join me for a photo opt on my press pass picket line. Brian Mason was on the other side of my news camera 2007 when he called for Omar Khadr to be brought back to Canada from Guantanamo Bay.