Category: Politics

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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Justin Trudeau leadership tested by Monday byelections

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Justin Trudeau leadership tested by Monday byelections

Justin Trudeau up against strong byelection history of Stephen Harper and Conservatives Four federal byelections on Monday will provide a test of just how far back from the wilderness the Liberals have come under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. While they’re not necessarily harbingers of what’s to come in next year’s general election, the two […]

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Jim Prentice says he’ll decentralize Alberta healthcare

| June 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice says he’ll decentralize Alberta healthcare

Alberta Health Services superboard will remain under Prentice – Jim Prentice Alberta Tory leadership candidate Jim Prentice says if he becomes premier, he will move toward decentralizing the health system to deliver better care. Jim Prentice told an audience in Calgary that he will provide more support to local advisory health councils and make other changes […]

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Naheed Nenshi says floods proved Calgary ‘resilience’

| June 21, 2014 | 2 Comments
Naheed Nenshi says floods proved Calgary ‘resilience’

Calgary flood of 2013 helped Naheed Nenshi become political rock star Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who became the rock for many as water surged through Alberta’s largest city, says his strongest memory is of people pulling together. Friday marks one year since the start of flooding that forced 100,000 people from their homes in Calgary, High […]

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NDP mailings political or within the rules?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
NDP mailings political or within the rules?

Conservative-dominated committee say NDP mailings were political, money must be repaid A series of  NDP mailings were political and that broke the rules on the use of parliamentary resources, says a Conservative member of the secretive, all-party committee that oversees Commons spending. The committee, known as the board of internal economy, found that the mailings […]

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Stephen Harper laments communism during speech

| May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stephen Harper laments communism during speech

Stephen Harper used speech to take a few jabs at Russian President Vladimir Putin Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throated attack on the evils of communism at a fundraiser on Friday for a monument to its victims. In a lengthy key-note speech to the dinner, Stephen Harper took aim at Russian President Vladimir […]

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