Author Archives: susanonthesoapbox

Sabbatical

Ms Soapbox is going on sabbatical until September (but may be tempted to post a blog or two if the craziness gets to be too much). I wish you all a wonderful summer and look forward to more great discussions … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney’s “Breaking Bad” Press Release

Last week, the feds granted BC a 3-year exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act decriminalizing the possession of up to 2.5 grams of certain illegal drugs for personal use. Judging by Jason Kenney’s response, you’d think Breaking Bad … Continue reading

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Mr Kenney Goes to Washington

May 26, 2022 marked Jason Kenny’s last appearance in the Legislature as Alberta’s premier (we think). His final week was replete with members’ statements applauding his leadership, his legacy, and everything his government had accomplished over the last 3 years. … Continue reading

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51.4% (the end of Jason Kenney?)

It finally happened.* Despite the UCP government changing the law to allow the purchase of party memberships without someone’s knowledge or consent, the UCP executive changing the rules setting out when, where, and how Jason Kenney’s leadership review would take … Continue reading

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Kenney’s Insulin Pump Debacle

On May 2, the Kenney government announced it would avail diabetic Albertans of newer, more technologically advanced insulin pumps. Then 10 days later it announced it was “pausing” this decision to allow for more consultation. The decision and its reversal … Continue reading

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More on Kenney’s Leadership Review (God, it never ends)

Have you noticed how corrupt and mediocre our government has become? Yesterday we learned that Elections Alberta is investigating the bulk buying of UCP memberships—4,000 new memberships were purchased by six credit cards sometime before March 19—this was roughly two … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Insurance

While Jason Kenney is running all over the province trying to convince UCP members he’s there for them, the actions of his government in the House last week tell a different story. But before we go there, let’s play a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

The Soapbox family is not terribly religious but we do love our traditions. Last night we gathered to colour eggs. Mr Soapbox bought a couple of egg colouring kits, we filled six mugs with warm water and vinegar and plopped … Continue reading

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Dr Yiu is fired, Jason Kenney is “Under Review”

Two people were fired this week. Dr Yiu was fired without cause on Apr 4. Jason Kenney is being ‘fired’ in slow motion, his dismissal will be confirmed on May 18, 2022 when the mail-in ballots are counted, or a … Continue reading

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Poisoning Democracy: Jason Nixon’s Outburst

“Unfortunately, our politicians are not only contaminating the minds of the public but poisoning our democracy at the same time.” Gary Mason, Globe & Mail columnist commenting on the two Conservative MPs who accused Prime Minister Trudeau of running a … Continue reading

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