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ICYMI: May 14-20
This week in The Orchard and more.
I decided to try something new and provide a weekly rundown of what I’ve published this week, and the articles I’ve been reading that I didn’t have a chance to discuss in this week’s newsletters.
Do you think this is valuable? Let me know in the comments.
What I’ve been reading
Residents of Chateh, Alta., flee their homes again as fire encroaches, Emily Pasiuk, CBC News (May 14)
They’re not coming for your furnace: Alberta needs a grown-up conversation on climate, Drew Anderson, The Narwhal (May 15)
Take Back Alberta Leaders are Training ‘Scrutineers’ to Infiltrate Campaigns and Act as ‘Security’ on Voting Day, Stephen Magusiak, PressProgress (May 16)
Endless RCMP Probes Keep UCP Scandals off Voters’ Minds, Charles Rusnell, The Tyee (May 16)
Danielle Smith’s Chief-of-Staff: Governments Should Not Listen to ‘Addicts’ About Drug Treatment Policies Because They’re ‘High’, Rumneek Johal, PressProgress (May 16)
An Indigenous person was nearly 19 times more likely to get a transit ticket than a white person in 2020-2021 in Edmonton, Duncan Kinney, The Progress Report (May 16)
The Bully Who Haunts Alberta’s Election, Charles Rusnell, The Tyee (May 17)
Heckling of NDP MLA at St. Albert meeting by UCP candidate’s supporters had a nasty Trumpian tone, Davids Climenhaga, Alberta Politics (May 17)
Bam! UCP's Danielle Smith sounds off on NDP's Rachel Notley, Rick Bell, Calgary Sun (May 17)
UCP Runs a Racist Candidate in Calgary, Times of Asia (May 17)
Alberta UCP candidate apologizes for comparing transgender students to feces in food, Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press (May 17)
Anti-transgender protestors confronted outside Calgary school, Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald (May 17)
Fact checking the Alberta Leaders' Debate, Timm Bruch, CTV News (May 19)
A ‘Canadian Armageddon’ Sets Parts of Western Canada on Fire, Dan Bilefsky, New York Times (May 19)
This is a strange place for Alberta conservative supporters to be, Naheed Nenshi, CTV News (May 19)
Dreaming of a four-day work week? Only the white collars will realize its benefits, Todd Hirsch, Globe and Mail (May 15)
Interview: Labour Against The Arms Trade Organizes For Peace And Solidarity, Alex Cosh, The Maple (May 16)
Peel Region divorce: Sources say Doug Ford will split up Mississauga and Brampton within three years, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star (May 17)
King Charles’s coronation a reminder that it’s time Canada quiet-quit the monarchy, Taylor Noakes, Toronto Star (May 18)
Ayman Odeh, Leader of Arab Jewish Party Hadash, Says He Won't Run for Next Knesset Term, Jack Khoury, Ha’aretz (May 16)
Naomi Klein has new, more personal book out in September, ‘Doppelganger’, The Associated Press (May 17)
Feinstein Suffered More Complications From Illness Than Were Publicly Disclosed, Annie Karni and Carl Hulse, New York Times (May 18)
Peter Thiel Is Latest Billionaire Said to Have Met With Jeffrey Epstein, Matthew Goldstein and Ryan Mac, New York Times (May 18)
The A/V Corner
Listen: I went on the PressProgress Sources podcast to talk to Stephen Magusiak about Take Back Alberta and how it’s transforming Alberta politics.