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Alberta Correspondent, Maclean's Magazine

Alberta Correspondent for Maclean's, the Canadian weekly whose name I learned has an apostrophe. jason.markusoff@macleans.rogers.com

Watching Duffy from Friendly Lane, P.E.I.

macleans.ca — As a local history book-and the local Simpsons, McNeills and Clarks-will assert, the community of Cavendish was founded by three families 225 years ago. Those are still common surnames among the roughly 250 year-round residents of this northern Prince Edward Island hamlet made famous by Lucy Maud Montgomery and her visits to a McNeill-owned farm named Green Gables.

City standardizes playground, school zone times from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

calgaryherald.com — Slowing down for kids is now a 13½-hour daily duty, as council standardized playground and school zone times citywide from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. No longer will drivers have to estimate when it's one hour past sunset, which is currently the standard in 30 km/h playground zones.
Aug 20, 2015

City's playground zone changes appear to be simple extension of 2014 decision. Here's some classic @markusoff: calgaryherald.com/news/local-new… #yyccc

Just the facts, sir

macleans.ca — The Calgary think-tank named after Preston Manning held a debate viewing party, and yes you don't need multiple guesses as to which party leader won in that crowd's opinion. But after moderator Paul Wells thanked the audience, this group was less interested in applauding its Conservative man and more keen to switch the video screens to whatever soundbite howlers Donald Trump was screaming at his Republican rivals.

The wild west in Canada's heartland

macleans.ca — In American politics, much of the country is divided up in two: battleground states and flyover states. Presidential candidates next year will organize their rallies in places such as Ohio, Florida and Missouri, and will steer clear of regions that are reliably Democratic (Illinois, Michigan) and Republican (the Deep South and the Plains).
Aug 05, 2015

I'll be on @newstalk770 after 12:30 to talk about the election and Battleground (yes, really) Alberta. macleans.ca/politics/feder…

The happiest politician in Canada?

macleans.ca — The Harper Conservatives called a 78-day election period to help strengthen their fundraising and campaign spending advantage in 337 ridings. The other one is currently held by Brent Rathgeber. Aside from the odd ones who simply love the smell of fresh lawn sign in the morning, Rathgeber is perhaps the happiest opposition politician about the premature election campaign.

How conservative is new Supreme Court judge Russell Brown?

macleans.ca — In what's possibly a Canadian judiciary first, the incoming Supreme Court of Canada justice Russell Brown appears on a testimonial webpage right next to Ezra Levant.

The Tories on big-city transit: Buy support now, pay later

macleans.ca — Potential suitors, political and otherwise: the way to Naheed Nenshi's heart is by light rail. The Calgary mayor, never one to spare combative rhetoric or snark when he's unhappy, was gushing Friday as Calgary-based Defence Minister Jason Kenney and fellow MPs pledged up to $1.53 billion for the Green Line, a 40-kilometre LRT route that nearly spans the entire sprawling city, north to southeast.
Jul 25, 2015

Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa got pre-election transit pledges. Thank fed finance ministers of '20s for their generosity. macleans.ca/politics/the-t…

Jul 27, 2015

Feds and City trumpeted a $1b Ottawa LRT pledge today. My piece on why we should thank 2023’s finance minister. macleans.ca/politics/the-t…

Jul 28, 2015

Harper on big-city transit: Buy support now, pay later: macleans.ca/politics/the-t… (belatedly) via @markusoff

Not the Brian Jean show: A Q&A with the Wildrose leader

macleans.ca — Alberta's election produced a pair of epic narratives: the fall of the Tory empire and an NDP majority in a province few ever thought would possibly elect one. Tucked in behind these stories is Wildrose's remarkable comeback.
Jul 22, 2015

TIL Brian Jean speaks of himself in the third person in this layered way I find mildly unnerving: ow.ly/PWJnb (via @markusoff)

Jul 22, 2015

"You can see that it’s not the Brian Jean Show. And Brian Jean wants to make sure it’s not the Brian Jean Show." macleans.ca/news/canada/no…

Jul 22, 2015

“Not the Brian Jean show” — a Maclean’s Q&A with Wildrose leader on Notley, Smith and Ft.Mac. macleans.ca/news/canada/no… pic.twitter.com/ZFc9ft4Rs0

Jul 22, 2015

RT @lindseywiebe: "You can see that it’s not the Brian Jean Show. And Brian Jean wants to make sure it’s not the Brian Jean Show." macleans.ca/news/canada/no…

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Say hello to Alberta's new big-money party: The Alberta NDP

macleans.ca — By a whopping $374.61 - enough for 16 People's Republic of Albertastan T-shirts! - the Alberta NDP can claim the fundraising crown for the latest quarter. From the period from April 1 to June 30, the newly governing New Democrats reported $269,730.61 compared to the opposition Wildrose's $269,356, according to the latest figures released by Elections Alberta.
Jul 20, 2015

Alberta NDP topped the Tories & Wildrose in fundraising in newest ElectionsAB filings. My latest in Maclean’s: macleans.ca/news/canada/sa… #ableg

Jul 20, 2015

In new quarterly disclosure, 75% of Alberta PCs’ contributions are from corporations. Now that’s banned. Oh. macleans.ca/news/canada/sa…

Jul 20, 2015

RT @markusoff: In new quarterly disclosure, 75% of Alberta PCs’ contributions are from corporations. Now that’s banned. Oh. macleans.ca/news/canada/sa…

Jul 21, 2015

Alberta NDP led last period of fundraising, and source of 3/4 of PC donations is now banned. New eras, huh. macleans.ca/news/canada/sa… #ableg

Jul 21, 2015

RT @MacleansMag: Alberta's PCs can kiss their corporate-donations lead goodbye. Meet the new big-money party: ow.ly/PUGxF pic.twitter.com/M8Qr56pWjj

A national energy strategy all agree on but nobody will act on

macleans.ca — The scene: A meeting room in the Quebec legislature, February 2016. An immaculate wood table with chairs around it, the most august ones occupied by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Quebec Premier Philippe Couilllard. Tense aides surround them. Rachel: Monsieur Couillard, I - Philippe: As I said, call me Philippe.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @jason_kirby: A national energy strategy everyone agrees on but nobody will act on - @markusoff on the premiers' deal macleans.ca/politics/canad… @MacleansMag

Jul 17, 2015

RT @markusoff: New from me: Canadian Energy Strategy, the nothing they can all agree on macleans.ca/politics/canad…

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Aug 27, 2015

Nenshi and now Edmonton's mayor would like a few more pulls on the old-timey stimulus pump. twitter.com/doniveson/stat…

Aug 27, 2015

Says the councillor who ran in 2009 byelection for Stelmach-era PCs (finished 3rd) twitter.com/bigredyyc/stat…

Aug 27, 2015

@MetroFletch @klaszus I'm sorry Mr Fletcher but your lawn was the only logical place to put this cycle track leg

Aug 27, 2015

@MetroFletch @klaszus Robson will tell you that in his day, you had to walk 4km uphill both ways. When really there was a down slope home.

Aug 27, 2015

He's right. I've never skated with Sedins and don't mind that I probably never will. twitter.com/heisandberg/st…

Aug 27, 2015

Here's what I mean. Stephen Harper some darn fine Clark and Mulroney impressions. youtu.be/YihVX9aPVXQ

Aug 27, 2015

I mean, this campaign is long enough that Harper can easily do a week of rallies, each in the impersonated voice of an ex-MP

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