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Don Getty
DONALD ROSS "DON" GETTY, OC AOE (August 30, 1933 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician who served as the 11th Premier of Alberta
Alberta
between 1985 and 1992. A member of the Progressive Conservatives , he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before leaving politics for the private sector in 1979. He returned to politics six years later to contest the leadership contest resulting from Lougheed's retirement. He defeated two other candidates, and became Premier November 1, 1985. As Premier, Getty was faced with an economic slowdown and falling energy prices, which hit Alberta
Alberta
's petroleum -dominated economy hard. Faced with mounting government deficits and increasing unemployment, he cut social spending and intervened with government money to prevent businesses from failing
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Petroleum
PETROLEUM (from Greek : petra: "rock" + oleum: "oil". ) is a naturally occurring , yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth
Earth
's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels . Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation . It consists of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other organic compounds . The name petroleum covers both naturally occurring unprocessed CRUDE OIL and petroleum products that are made up of refined crude oil. A fossil fuel , petroleum is formed when large quantities of dead organisms, usually zooplankton and algae , are buried underneath sedimentary rock and subjected to both intense heat and pressure. Petroleum
Petroleum
has mostly been recovered by oil drilling (natural petroleum springs are rare)
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Canadian Senate
The SENATE OF CANADA (French : Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada
Parliament of Canada
, along with the House of Commons and the Monarch (represented by the Governor General ). The Senate is modelled after the British House of Lords
House of Lords
and consists of 105 members appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister . Seats are assigned on a regional basis: four regions—defined as Ontario
Ontario
, Quebec
Quebec
, the Maritime provinces , and the Western provinces —each receive 24 seats, with the remaining portions of the country— Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
and the three northern territories —assigned the remaining 9 seats apart from these regional divisions. Senators may serve until they reach the age of 75
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Charlottetown Accord
The CHARLOTTETOWN ACCORD (French : Accord de Charlottetown) was a package of proposed amendments to the Constitution of Canada
Constitution of Canada
, proposed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments in 1992. It was submitted to a public referendum on October 26 of that year, and was defeated
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Stettler (provincial Electoral District)
STETTLER was a provincial electoral district in Alberta , Canada . It was mandated to return a single member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1909 to 1993. PLEBISCITE RESULTS1957 LIQUOR PLEBISCITE 1957 ALBERTA LIQUOR PLEBISCITE RESULTS: STETTLER Question A: Do you approve additional types of outlets for the sale of beer, wine and spirituous liquor subject to a local vote? BALLOT CHOICE VOTES % No 1,785 50.28% Yes 1,765 49.82% TOTAL VOTES 3,550 100% REJECTED, SPOILED AND DECLINED 9 6,743 ELIGIBLE ELECTORS, TURNOUT 52.78%On October 30, 1957 a stand-alone plebiscite was held province wide in all 50 of the then current provincial electoral districts in Alberta . The government decided to consult Alberta voters to decide on liquor sales and mixed drinking after a divisive debate in the Legislature. The plebiscite was intended to deal with the growing demand for reforming antiquated liquor control laws
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Order Of Canada
This audio file was created from a revision of the "Order of Canada" article dated 2012-01-21, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (Audio help ) MORE SPOKEN ARTICLES The ORDER OF CANADA (French : Ordre du Canada) is a Canadian national order , admission into which is the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada
Canada
. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit
Order of Merit
, which is the personal gift of Canada\'s monarch . To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation , the three-tiered order was established in 1967 as a fellowship that recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada
Canada
through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour, as well as the efforts by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions
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Alberta
ALBERTA (/ælˈbɜːrtə/ ( listen )) is a western province of Canada
Canada
. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census , it is Canada\'s fourth-most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces . Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta
Alberta
and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta
Alberta
is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia
British Columbia
to the west and Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan
to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Montana
Montana
to the south
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Edmonton, Alberta
EDMONTON /ˈɛdməntən/ ( listen ) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. Edmonton
Edmonton
is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region , which is surrounded by Alberta\'s central region . The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada
Canada
defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor ". The city had a population of 932,546 in 2016, making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. Also in 2016, Edmonton
Edmonton
had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America's northernmost city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton
Edmonton
is known as an Edmontonian
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Westmount, Quebec
WESTMOUNT is an affluent suburb on the Island of Montreal , in southwestern Quebec
Quebec
, Canada
Canada
. It is an enclave of the city of Montreal
Montreal
, with a population of 19,931 as of the Canada
Canada
2011 Census . Westmount is home to schools, an arena, a pool, a public library and a number of parks, including Westmount Park , King George Park (also known as Murray Hill Park) and Westmount Summit . The city operates its own electricity distribution company Westmount Light "> Hurtubise House From the moment the first French colonists settled in the area in the middle of the seventeenth century, this area was known by several names including La Petite Montagne, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Côte-Saint-Antoine. A former farmhouse from this era, Hurtubise House , still stands and is currently under renovation
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Alma Mater
ALMA MATER ( Latin
Latin
: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college . In modern usage, it is a school or university which an individual has attended, or a song or hymn associated with a school . The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students. Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its modern usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses , especially Ceres or Cybele , and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
Virgin Mary

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Strathcona West
STRATHCONA WEST was a provincial electoral district in Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. It was created in 1959 when Edmonton broke up into nine ridings. In 1971 the riding was split between Edmonton-Whitemud and Edmonton-Parkallen . 1959 REDISTRIBUTIONThe historic 1959 redistribution of the provincial ridings of Calgary and Edmonton standardized the voting system back to First Past the Post . From 1926 to 1959 Calgary and Edmonton members were elected by Single Transferable Vote
Single Transferable Vote
. The rest of the province had the option of how to count ballots. The redistribution created nine ridings in Edmonton. The other eight ridings were Edmonton Centre , Edmonton North , Edmonton Norwood , Edmonton North East , Edmonton North West , Strathcona East , Strathcona Centre and Jasper West
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Elizabeth II
ELIZABETH II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) has been Queen of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, Canada
Canada
, Australia
Australia
, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica
Jamaica
, Barbados
Barbados
, the Bahamas , Grenada
Grenada
, Papua New Guinea , Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
, Tuvalu
Tuvalu
, Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Belize
Belize
, Antigua and Barbuda , and Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Canadian Football League
The CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (CFL; French: Ligue canadienne de football, LCF) is a professional sports league in Canada. The CFL is the highest level of competition in Canadian football
Canadian football
. Its nine teams, which are located in nine separate cities, are divided into two divisions: the East Division , with four teams, and the West Division with five teams. As of 2018, the league features a 21-week regular season , which traditionally runs from mid June to early November; each team plays 18 games with three bye weeks . Following the regular season, six teams compete in the league's three-week divisional playoffs , which culminate in the Grey Cup championship game in late November, one of the country's largest annual sports and television events. The CFL was officially founded on January 19, 1958
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Alberta Order Of Excellence
The ALBERTA ORDER OF EXCELLENCE is a civilian honour for merit in the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. Instituted in 1979 when Lieutenant Governor Frank C. Lynch-Staunton granted Royal Assent
Royal Assent
to the Alberta Order of Excellence Act, the order is administered by the Governor-in-Council and is intended to honour current or former Alberta
Alberta
residents for conspicuous achievements in any field, being thus described as the highest honour amongst all others conferred by the Canadian Crown in right of Alberta
Alberta

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Electoral District (Canada)
An ELECTORAL DISTRICT IN CANADA, also known as a "constituency " or a "riding ", is a geographical constituency upon which Canada
Canada
's representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently called a comté (county). Each federal electoral district returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the Canadian House of Commons
Canadian House of Commons
; each provincial or territorial electoral district returns one representative — called, depending on the province or territory, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), Member of the National Assembly (MNA), Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) or Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) — to the provincial or territorial legislature
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Quarterback
A QUARTERBACK (commonly abbreviated to QB) is a position in American and Canadian football
Canadian football
. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line . In modern American football , the quarterback is usually considered the leader of the offensive team, and is often responsible for calling the play in the huddle . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Leadership * 3 Trends and other roles * 3.1 Special
Special
tactics * 3.2 Dual-threat quarterbacks * 3.3 Two-quarterback system * 4 History * 5 Race * 6 See also * 7 References * 7.1 Bibliography OVERVIEW Mike Quinn
Mike Quinn
, former Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
quarterback, throwing the football. In modern American football, the quarterback is usually the leader of the offense
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