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Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

Prentice says new system will be based on essential service models in other provinces Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announced Monday he will overhaul how the province bargains with public-sector workers and review legislation that prevents civil servants from striking. Prentice says the patchwork system of past bargaining has left Alberta with “unsustainable” public-service wages that are […]

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Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

New Wildrose leader to be announced on March 28 Alberta’s Wildrose leadership candidates signalled Saturday that taxes and trust will be the key wedge issues when they do battle with Premier Jim Prentice’s PCs in a spring election. “Wildrose is the only thing standing between Alberta and huge tax increases,” leadership candidate Brian Jean told […]

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Alberta budget so ‘radical’ it will demand mandate: Prentice

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget so ‘radical’ it will demand mandate: Prentice

Alberta budget “the most significant budget in modern times” Premier Jim Prentice says the upcoming provincial budget will be so radical and far-reaching, Albertans will be demanding a vote to validate or reject it. “This will be the most significant budget in modern times in the province,” Prentice said Friday on News Talk 770 radio […]

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Deborah Coyne, Trudeau leadership rival and mom of half sister, joins Greens

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deborah Coyne, Trudeau leadership rival and mom of half sister, joins Greens

Deborah Coyne received less than one per cent of the Liberal leadership vote Deborah Coyne, Justin Trudeau’s erstwhile leadership rival and mother of his half-sister, has joined the Green party. Green party Leader Elizabeth May has appointed Coyne, a constitutional lawyer, to be her senior policy adviser. Coyne’s defection from the Liberals follows a series of […]

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Three Alberta government planes sold for $6.1M

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Three Alberta government planes sold for $6.1M

Fargo company purchased three Alberta government planes for 11 per cent above minimum bid Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says his government has sold three of the four planes that were part of the controversial provincial fleet. The first decision of Prentice’s new cabinet was to sell the four-plane fleet that had become a public relations […]

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Alberta opposition parties can’t get their act together

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta opposition parties can’t get their act together

Alberta opposition parties seem incapable of any significant cooperation By Phil Elder for Troy Media Alberta opposition parties are in a sad state of disarray as the province faces a probable early election this spring. Although Premier Jim Prentice helped to create the chaos by welcoming the bulk of Wildrose MLAs, the Official Opposition ,into his […]

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Alberta budget: Yo yo’s from surplus to deficit back to surplus

February 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta budget: Yo yo’s from surplus to deficit back to surplus

Alberta budget on track to record $465M surplus for 2014-15 fiscal year This year’s Alberta budget has yo-yoed from a projected surplus to a deficit and back to a surplus, showing close to a $1-billion turnaround from a little over six weeks ago. Finance Minister Robin Campbell released third-quarter numbers Tuesday that forecast a $465-million […]

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Danielle Smith has competition for riding nomination

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Danielle Smith has competition for riding nomination

Carrie Fischer taking on Danielle Smith to be candidate for Highwood riding A southern Alberta town councillor who’s announced she’s challenging Danielle Smith for a local Progressive Conservative nomination says Smith is just “another person seeking nomination.” Carrie Fischer says she’s decided to seek the party’s nomination in Highwood because there are a number of […]

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Wildrose leadership vote changed from June to March

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose leadership vote changed from June to March

Wildrose leadership:  Party wants a permanent leader for expected election The Wildrose leadership vote is being bumped up from June to March to ensure the party has a permanent leader in the event a provincial election is called for the spring of this year. Wildrose president Jeff Callaway says the attendees at a members assembly […]

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Alison Redford will not face any charges over lavish spending

February 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alison Redford will not face any charges over lavish spending

Former communications director for Alison Redford tweets “Finally sanity prevails” The RCMP say there won’t be any charges against former Alberta premier Alison Redford over her spending while she held the province’s top job. The government had forwarded the Mounties a report by the auditor general that was highly critical of Redford and her office. […]

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