Category: Politics

Rob Anders under fire for seeking Tory nod in southern AB

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rob Anders under fire for seeking Tory nod in southern AB

Tory candidates say Rob Anders should not run in Bow River after losing in Calgary Signal Hill Controversial Conservative MP Rob Anders may not find the welcome mat out as he attempts to make the move from a big-city riding where he lost his nomination to a brand new rural one. Earlier this year, Rob Anders lost […]

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Russian military presence in Arctic concerns Canada

| August 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Russian military presence in Arctic concerns Canada

Russian military “excursions” in Ukraine also on Prime Minister’s mind The growing Russian military presence in the Arctic is a concern and Canada should not get complacent about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday during the second leg of his annual northern tour. Harper, who was in the Northwest Territories town of Fort Smith […]

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Doug Horner says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Wildrose

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Doug Horner says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Wildrose

Doug Horner says Alberta government will immediately implement new travel rules Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is rejecting calls from the Opposition Wildrose party to resign over the controversy surrounding former premier Alison Redford’s travel expenses. Doug Horner says in a letter to the Progressive Conservative caucus that it’s “blatantly false” he misled Albertans about […]

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Alison Redford resigns seat in Alberta Legislature

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford resigns seat in Alberta Legislature

Alison Redford admits mistakes were made, accepts responsibility Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is resigning her seat in the provincial legislature, effective immediately. In an opinion article written for Postmedia newspapers, Redford, who has been sitting as a backbencher since the spring, acknowledges mistakes were made during her time as leader of the governing Progressive […]

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Alison Redford: Should voters be able to recall former premier?

| August 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
Alison Redford: Should voters be able to recall former premier?

PCAA leadership candidate Thomas Lukaszuk says mechanisms already in place to deal with Alison Redford The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has launched an online petition for recall legislation in Alberta in the wake of a report about alleged misuse of government aircraft  by former premier Alison Redford. Redford resigned as premier on March 23 amid caucus […]

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Alison Redford: ‘False passengers’ booked on govt plane

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford: ‘False passengers’ booked on govt plane

Alison Redford, former chief of staff denying knowing about false passengers CBC News is reporting that Alberta’s auditor general found “false passengers” were booked on some government flights so that then-premier Alison Redford could fly alone. The network said the auditor found Redford’s staff blocked others from flying by booking seats in advance and then removing […]

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Therese Casgrain, Quebec feminist, disappears from public history

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Therese Casgrain, Quebec feminist, disappears from public history

Therese Casgrain campaigned to give Quebec women the right to vote The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate Canadian history – e.g. the War of 1812 – but erased the legacy of Quebec suffragette Therese Casgrain. Therese Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, […]

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John Vogelzang resigns over illegal donations to PCs

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
John Vogelzang resigns over illegal donations to PCs

John Vogelzang former member of  Health Quality Council of Alberta, CEO of David Thompson Health Region The Health Quality Council of Alberta says board member John Vogelzang has resigned after a media report about his illegal donations to the provincial Conservative party. The council says John Vogelzang resigned Thursday, effective immediately. CBC Edmonton reported it obtained expense […]

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Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

| July 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
Justin Trudeau in Stephen Harper’s sights – speech

The next Canadian general election is in 2015 and the Prime Minister made it clear Justin Trudeau and Liberals are his most serious competition Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday. With a federal election looming next year, Harper […]

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Trudeau Liberals win Toronto, Harper Tories take Alberta

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Trudeau Liberals win Toronto, Harper Tories take Alberta

Liberals make inroads in Fort McMurray, usually a solid Tory seat Monday’s federal by-elections are being hailed as a big win for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, who won both Toronto ridings and came a close second in Fort McMurray. The Tories won both that northern riding and the southern constituency of Macleod in federal […]

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