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“Slick” Jim Prentice feeling the heat

April 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
“Slick” Jim Prentice feeling the heat

Prentice, PCs in horse race By Barry Cooper for Troy Media Campaign rhetoric usually translates policy into options voters understand. Wildrose emphasized the connection between higher taxes, increased spending, greater deficits, and why Albertans should vote for them. The NDP, with a personable and decent leader, has an easy task explaining why “Albertans deserve better.” […]

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Alberta election: Coronation now a horse race with 2 weeks to go

April 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta election: Coronation now a horse race with 2 weeks to go

Strong support for Wildrose, NDP in Alberta election The Alberta election was supposed to be a coronation for Premier Jim Prentice, and it still might be. But at the campaign’s midpoint, the Progressive Conservative leader finds himself rewriting the script as he gets squeezed by the left-leaning NDP and by a Wildrose party dispatched into that […]

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Alberta PC cabinet ministers attack ‘disastrous’ Wildrose fiscal plan

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta PC cabinet ministers attack ‘disastrous’ Wildrose fiscal plan

Half a dozen high-profile Alberta PC cabinet ministers stood together Friday to criticize a “disastrous” Wildrose party fiscal plan they said would leave a funding gap of $29 billion. Finance Minister Robin Campbell was joined by five other members from the province’s budget committee as he released an analysis of the Wildrose proposal to balance the […]

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Wildrose Party would clear up 700 High River DRP files

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose Party would clear up 700 High River DRP files

Wildrose also investigating flood relief procurement process Using a flood ravaged neighbourhood slated for demolition in High River for backdrop, Brian Jean says a Wildrose government would resolve the hundreds of outstanding High River Disaster Relief Program files. Along with clearing the 700 DRP files, the Wildrose vows to establish new Disaster Procurement Protocols based on […]

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Alberta NDP vows transparency on infrastructure priorities

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP vows transparency on infrastructure priorities

Alberta NDP to create ‘Infrastructure Sunshine List’ Rachel Notley, leader of the Alberta NDP, says if elected her government has a plan to end political interference in Alberta’s infrastructure priorities list. The Alberta NDP would create a public Infrastructure Sunshine List which would show how school and hospital projects are prioritized. Notley said “for years, […]

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Wildrose pledges to end MLA vehicle, housing perks

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose pledges to end MLA vehicle, housing perks

Wildrose: MLA expenses should be in line with private sector, feds Taking a sawzall to a giant credit card, Wildrose leader Brian Jean pledged to end some vehicle and housing perks enjoyed by Alberta MLAs. Jean says under the current PC rules, MLA mileage accounts run on the honour system without having to keep a log of […]

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Greg Clark, Alberta Party banned from Global TV debate

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Greg Clark, Alberta Party banned from Global TV debate

Greg Clark takes to social media to be included in TV debate The Alberta Party says on Thursday they were told Greg Clark, leader of the party, will not be included in the televised leaders’ debate on Global TV. Global TV issued a statement saying “As with previous debates, only the leaders of the parties […]

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Prentice strikes back at Wildrose fiscal plan, saying it won’t work

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice strikes back at Wildrose fiscal plan, saying it won’t work

Jim Prentice calling for specifics of Wildrose plan Progressive Conservative Leader Jim Prentice is renewing his attack on the Wildrose fiscal plan which he says simply won’t work. The incumbent premier says there is no way the Opposition party can do what it says it will do without making significant cuts to frontline staff. Prentice […]

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David Swann says he’ll talk co-operation with progressive parties, after election

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
David Swann says he’ll talk co-operation with progressive parties, after election

David Swann says he’s been pushing for an agreement with NDP, Alberta party Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann says he wants to talk co-operation with other “progressive” opposition parties after the May 5 election. Swann told reporters in Calgary that he has been trying to push some sort of agreement with the NDP, the Greens and […]

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Alberta NDP education plan: Stop cuts, reduce fees, lunch program

April 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP education plan: Stop cuts, reduce fees, lunch program

 NDP offers relief for families, protection of public education Rachel Notley leader of the Alberta NDP was flanked by parents and kids in Calgary on Thursday as she announced the party’s education plan. Offering up statistics reporting that 16.2 per cent of Alberta kids live in poverty and class size increases are expected in the […]

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