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Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

John Heaney, former chief of staff for the BC NDP hired by Notley Premier Rachel Notley is being criticized for appointing a high-level NDP political operator to a top job with Alberta’s non-partisan civil service. Opposition Wildrose critic Derek Fildebrandt says John Heaney’s record as a “party apparatchik” for the NDP in British Columbia raises […]

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State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

Alberta finances ‘nerve wracking': Joe Ceci Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta’s finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. “There’s no question that as we get briefed we are starting to find that the […]

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Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Election win may be the easy part for the Alberta NDP By Janet Keeping for Troy Media It is probably difficult for people who have not lived in Alberta to understand the significance of our recent election of an NDP government: After 44 years of one-party-state politics, we have proved to ourselves that political change is possible […]

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Rachel Notley names historic Alberta NDP cabinet

May 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley names historic Alberta NDP cabinet

Key Rachel Notley cabinet posts: Joe Ceci is finance minister, Marg McCuaig-Boyd gets energy Rachel Notley ushered in Alberta’s first change of government in almost 44 years Sunday, being sworn in on the steps of the legislature as the 17th premier while thousands who jammed the grounds cheered her on. “My friends, it is springtime in Alberta, […]

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Rachel Notley ready for cabinet ceremony Sunday

May 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley ready for cabinet ceremony Sunday

Rachel Notley praises civil service for work during transition to NDP government New Democrat Rachel Notley becomes Alberta premier today when she and her cabinet are sworn in on the grounds of the legislature in Edmonton. It will also be the official end of the 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty. Notley has promised a family-friendly affair […]

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Rachel Notley suspends Deborah Drever over photo

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley suspends Deborah Drever over photo

Deborah Drever posted controversial photo on Instagram Incoming Alberta NDP premier Rachel Notley has suspended a rookie member of her caucus over a social media photo deemed homophobic by the party. Notley said in a release that Deborah Drever will sit as an Independent when the legislature reconvenes next month for the first time since the […]

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Brian Mason appointed government house leader by Rachel Notley

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brian Mason appointed government house leader by Rachel Notley

Brian Mason longtime NDP MLA Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed longtime NDP MLA Brian Mason as the new government house leader. Notley says Mason will provide wisdom, leadership and guidance in the assembly. She says Mason will reach out to opposition caucus house leaders in the coming days to talk about the upcoming […]

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Deborah Drever regrets offensive photo, looks to earn trust

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deborah Drever regrets offensive photo, looks to earn trust

Deborah Drever says photo was a mistake Rookie Alberta NDP member Deborah Drever says pretending to be assaulted with a bottle for a garage band cover photo is an inexplicable error of youth, but one she is determined to turn the page on. “What happened three years ago, frankly, was a mistake,” Drever, 26, told […]

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Rachel Notley, cabinet to be sworn in on Sunday

May 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley, cabinet to be sworn in on Sunday

12 cabinet members in Rachel Notley’s government Alberta’s NDP era is to officially begin Sunday when incoming premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet are sworn in on the grounds of the legislature. “We’re planning a bit of a family day event,” Notley said Wednesday. The government will get to work immediately, she said, but a […]

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Prentice says Tories humbled, saddened by election loss

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice says Tories humbled, saddened by election loss

Prentice takes full responsibility for party’s failure Outgoing Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the Progressive Conservative party has been “humbled” by the message sent by voters in the recent provincial election. “We are disappointed and we are saddened,” Prentice said of party’s loss to the NDP, which ended the Tories’ long stretch in power. “Certainly […]

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