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Nothing gets the blood pumping in Alberta quite like the long-running scrap with Ottawa over securities regulation.

Well, okay. Several things do. Still, it is a thorny east-west tussle that has simmered for years, even though both governments are now friendly on most issues. Comments by candidates in the race to become leader of the provincial Progressive Conservatives and, by extension, premier, show the federal quest for a national watchdog is going to get no easier regardless who wins.

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