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📰🎙📺 Journalist. Provincial Affairs reporter @CityNewsCalgary, @CityNewsYEG. Formerly @CJAD800, @CityNewsOttawa, @CFRAOttawa. Views=Mine. RT≠Endorsement.

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Saif Kaisar
a year ago
A weird new kind of #robocall is making its rounds. It's not the traditional phony CRA scam, or someone demanding you pay a ridiculous fine in several $25 gift cards, instead it's an automated voice telling you to "Stay home. Stay safe and stay home." I got one in my voicemail:
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Saif Kaisar
2 days ago
A couple hundred anti-vaxx/mask/restriction protestors are marching through downtown #Calgary. Yelling 'freedom', and 'say no to the vaxx pass.' A lot of anti-vaxx signs and a few Trump flags being carried. Large police presence escorting them. #yyc #COVID19AB
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Saif Kaisar
5 days ago
CONFIRMED: Booster shots for people 18+ are coming to #Alberta today. Health Minister Jason Copping will be out at 3:30 p.m. to make the announcement. Dr. Deena Hinshaw will also be there to give an update on the new variant. #yyc #yeg #Ableg #abpoli #abhealth #COVID19AB
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Saif Kaisar
5 days ago
A wildfire continues to burn West of Nanton, South-ish of #Calgary. Crews are trying to get it under control. The blaze mixed w/ winds up to 140kmph and spread, some residents were evacuated. Fire can't be seen from here but smoldering ash is visible in the distance.#Alberta #yyc
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Saif Kaisar
6 days ago
CONFIRMED: Gov sources tell me there's a confirmed #Omicron variant case in #Alberta. CMOH Dr. Deena Hinshaw is holding a news conference at 2p to share details on where it is, what gov is doing, e.t.c. @CityNewsCalgary will have details live. #COVID19 #ableg #abhealth #yyc #yeg
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Saif Kaisar
10 days ago
CONFIRMED: Matt Wolf, Executive Director of Issues Management for Premier Jason Kenney, is leaving office next week. Being told by sources he isn't being shown the door, it's amicable, and that Wolf is reportedly still a supporter of the Premier and gov. #abpoli #ableg #Alberta
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Saif Kaisar
13 days ago
W/ the Americans and others dumping reserve oil into the market to try to lower prices, Alberta's Energy Minister makes the argument for Keystone XL & the need for #Alberta/Canadian oil & gas. Says it's important important to work together. #cdnpoli #abpoli #ableg Full statement:
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Saif Kaisar
18 days ago
Province of #Alberta hopes to create 2,200 new jobs and cut emissions by 2.9M tonnes (now-2030) w/ a $131M investment into new energy-related projects. They compare the emissions reduction to taking 70,000 cars off the road each year. #abpoli #ableg — List of the 7 new projects:
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
Another letter was also sent to the Elections Commissioner by the NDP. NDP MLA Thomas Dang says Kenney must respond to allegations his office is illegally funneling money from a PAC to the UCP party to try and rig the AGM. #abpoli #ableg #Alberta — Full statement + letter sent:
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
This comes after UCP MLA for Airdrie-Cochrane, Peter Guthrie, said: "I have it from multiple direct sources, that PAC’s, supporting Premier, are offering to pay member AGM fees as well as providing other favors in exchange for their votes at this weekend’s AGM." #ableg #abpoli
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
BREAKING: Former UCP member Todd Loewen is filing an official request with Elections Commissioner Glen Resler over allegations that Premier Jason Kenney's office is using PAC money to cover UCP AGM fees for certain participants. #abpoli #Ableg #Alberta — Loewen's request:
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
@citynewscalgary Meantime, the NDP is calling out the UCP gov. Education Critic Sarah Hoffman says there's no excuse why there isn't already an in-school COVID-19 vaccination program & that Minister LaGrange needs 'to step up' and get it done. #Alberta #abpoli #ableg #COVID19AB — Full statement:
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
@citynewscalgary Alberta Health says it's planning vaccine rollout for kids 5-11yo in preparation of getting approval for that age group to be vaccinated. The department won't confirm whether or not schools will be part of the rollout. #abpoli #ableg #COVID19AB — Full #Alberta Health statement:
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
Will #Alberta students (5-11yo) have the option to be vaccinated in schools? In an interview w/ @CityNewsCalgary, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange says it's an Alberta Health decision, and schools will do their part if asked by the health department. #abpoli #ableg #COVID19AB
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
@AdrianaLaGrange NDP MLA & Education Critic @ShoffmanAB questions LaGrange's track record, saying she has failed to keep students safe during the pandemic, and alleges this bill is an attempt to distract Albertans. #abpoli #ableg #Alberta — Full statement from Sarah Hoffman:
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Saif Kaisar
19 days ago
#Alberta Education Minister @AdrianaLaGrange says the Students First Act aims to increase transparency & accountability. Notes, the vast majority of teachers are amazing people but occasionally disciplinary actions are needed & Bill 85 will streamline the process. #abpoli #ableg
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Saif Kaisar
20 days ago
The CRTC is giving telecom companies until Nov. 30 for that new tech. The regulator says around 25% of all calls made on Canadian networks are #robocalls, and it aims to stop them and fake caller ID's. Robocalls often spoof a phone number local to you to trick you into answering.
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Saif Kaisar
20 days ago
You might finally stop getting as many annoying #robocalls as you get. CRTC is mandating phone companies crack down by implementing new tech to verify a caller's identity. That way you know if it's a legit call or a spoofed number/#robocall. Here's an annoying one I kept getting:
@StaySaif
Saif Kaisar
a year ago
A weird new kind of #robocall is making its rounds. It's not the traditional phony CRA scam, or someone demanding you pay a ridiculous fine in several $25 gift cards, instead it's an automated voice telling you to "Stay home. Stay safe and stay home." I got one in my voicemail:
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Saif Kaisar
21 days ago
#Alberta has reached a deal with the Feds regarding affordable child care. Premier Jason Kenney, AB Child Services Minister Rebecca Schulz, PM Justin Trudeau, Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland, and Minister Karina Gould will be in Edmonton for the announcement. #abpoli #ableg #cdnpoli
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