ICYMI: Jan. 7-13
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I’m fundraising to go to the Tucker Carlson talk on Jan. 24. I’m currently 9 paid subscribers away from my goal of 310. If you like my work exposing the influence of Take Back Alberta and have the means, please consider a paid subscription.
For Alberta Native News, I reported on the violent arrests that concluded Edmonton police’s new year homeless encampment sweep. I also wrote about the state of emergency declared in Piikani Nation in southern Alberta after four people died of drug poisoning in the final week of what is likely the deadliest year ever for drug poisoning in Alberta.
Edmonton book launch announcement
My book, Kenneyism: Jason Kenney’s Pursuit of Power, comes out Feb. 6. If you’re in Edmonton, you should come to the little celebration I’m hosting at the Aviary that evening.
I’ll be having an onstage discussion about the book with long-time Alberta politics columnist Graham Thomson, whose byline you may recognize from the Edmonton Journal, CBC News, the Toronto Star, The Tyee or iPolitics.
Graham had some really nice things to say about the book, calling it “provocative, insightful and meticulously researched.”
Afterwards, I’ll sign some books and hang out until the Aviary kicks us out.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include a copy of the book. Did I mention there will be a cash bar?
Buy your tickets here while they’re still available.
If you live in Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge or Medicine Hat, I’ll be coming your way at some point next month. I just need to hammer out details.
In March, I’m going to be in Toronto, and perhaps even Ottawa, for some book events.
What I’ve been reading
Story of the Week
Alberta drugs bought from Turkey posed serious risks to newborns, documents show, Alanna Smith, Globe and Mail (Jan. 10)