Category: Politics

Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rachel Notley, new Alberta NDP leader, has politics in DNA

Alberta NDP could make big gains in next election, says Rachel Notley Rachel Notley wasn’t even 10 years-old when she went on her first protest march. It was in the early 1970s, in Edmonton, with her mother Sandy. “She took me on some anti-war demonstration. I honestly can’t even remember what it was,” said Notley in an […]

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Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Len Webber wins federal Tory nod in Calgary Confederation

Len Webber defeats Susanne DiCocco for CPC nomination Calgary PC MLA Len Webber, 53, is the new Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the new federal riding of Calgary Confederation. Len Webber tweeted last night that he won the nomination, defeating Susanne DiCocco for the right to represent Stephen Harper’s Tories in the upcoming 2015 election. Len Webber left provincial […]

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Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Building Alberta branding campaign axed by Prentice

Building Alberta angered Albertans, says Prentice Premier Jim Prentice heaped scorn on former premier Alison Redford’s seven-figure signature Building Alberta branding campaign Thursday - and then he drove a stake through it. Prentice criticized the 300 Building Alberta signs that now crowd the Alberta landscape, announcing everything from road repairs to building start-ups and always including […]

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ISIL threatens civilians from Canada, other Western nations

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
ISIL threatens civilians from Canada, other Western nations

Canadian Government has not yet said whether it considers ISIL threat genuine ISIL, the Islamic extremist group that has occupied parts of Iraq and Syria, has issued a new threat against western countries including Canada, the U.S. and Europe. In an audio recording distributed on social media, Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani of the Islamic State of […]

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Canadian government secrecy expanding

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian government secrecy expanding

Canadian government secrecy akin to “authoritarian government” says prof Canadian government secrecy – what the Stephen Harper Tories deem too sensitive to release to Canadians – has been quietly spreading of late. Sexual dysfunction in the Canadian military is such a sensitive topic for the Harper government that federal officials have stamped all information related […]

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FIPA investment treaty with China ratified by Tories

| September 14, 2014 | 1 Comment
FIPA investment treaty with China ratified by Tories

FIPA critics say it gives control of Canada’s natural resources to China Canada has finally ratified the contentious Foreign Investment Protection Agreement – known as FIPA – with China amid a series of recent tensions between the two countries that had placed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s scheduled Chinese visit this fall on tenterhooks. International Trade […]

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Jim Prentice has tough road head to rebuild PC govt

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice has tough road head to rebuild PC govt

No indication from Jim Prentice where he will run in by-election Jim Prentice swept to victory Saturday in the Alberta Progressive Conservative party’s leadership vote, promising to clean up a government bludgeoned and demoralized by scandal. “Over time the government has lost its way,” said Prentice, who will soon be sworn in as Alberta’s 16th […]

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ISIS update: Canada joins NATO alliance to battle Islamic State

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
ISIS update: Canada joins NATO alliance to battle Islamic State

Nine allies joining US to fight ISIS are Canada, UK, France, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Denmark The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that ISIS is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might. With the Islamic State […]

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No political courtesy for Jim Prentice in by-election – Smith

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
No political courtesy for Jim Prentice in by-election – Smith

Jim Prentice can expect fight of his political life if he runs in by-election, according to Wildrose Alberta’s Opposition leader says if Jim Prentice wins the Progressive Conservative leadership, there will be no free ride in a by-election. Wildrose chief Danielle Smith says her team will run a strong candidate and will fight the race […]

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Islamic radicals returning to Canada – Liberals call for study

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Islamic radicals returning to Canada – Liberals call for study

Approximately 80 Islamic radicals from Canada fought overseas The Liberal public safety critic wants MPs to urgently study the issue of Islamic radicals returning to Canada from foreign battlefields. In a notice of motion tabled with the Commons public safety and national security committee, Wayne Easter seeks hearings on any threat to Canada posed by […]

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