Category: Politics

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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Alberta government planes – Necessary expense or waste?

| May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta government planes – Necessary expense or waste?

Alison Redford used Alberta government planes for family, political party business Two candidates vying to be the next Tory party leader and premier say they will ground the policy that allows family members of party MLAs to fly on Alberta government planes. Both Jim Prentice and Ric McIver said Saturday the Alberta government planes are for official […]

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Thomas Lukaszuk in hunt for Alberta PC leadership

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thomas Lukaszuk in hunt for Alberta PC leadership

Thomas Lukaszuk agrees he’s the underdog in the leadership race By Kathleen Smith   Following weeks of speculation, Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA for Edmonton Castledowns, has thrown his well-known bark and bite into the PCAA Leadership race. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” […]

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Jim Prentice set to announce PC leadership run today

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice set to announce PC leadership run today

Half of Alberta PC caucus support Jim Prentice Former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice plans to formally launch his campaign today to become Alberta’s next premier. Jim Prentice is scheduled to deliver a morning speech in Edmonton before heading to Calgary in the afternoon. For six years between 2004 and 2010, Prentice was the member […]

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