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Prentice dismisses complaints that spring vote would be unfair

January 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice dismisses complaints that spring vote would be unfair

Premier Jim Prentice says he is working on a game-changing financial plan Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is showing very little sympathy for opponents who say it’s unfair for him to call a snap election. Prentice says he is working on a game-changing financial plan to pull the province out of the ditch of low oil […]

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Premiers Prentice, Wall not travelling to Ottawa premiers’ meeting

January 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Premiers Prentice, Wall not travelling to Ottawa premiers’ meeting

Christy Clark will be west’s representative at Ottawa premiers’ meeting Two western conservative premiers, Alberta’s Jim Prentice and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, will not be in attendance at this week’s Ottawa premiers’ meeting. B.C.’s Christy Clark says she’ll represent the West at Friday’s Council of the Federation get-together, where the impact of sliding oil prices on […]

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Raj Sherman steps down as AB Liberal leader; won’t run in next vote

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Raj Sherman steps down as AB Liberal leader; won’t run in next vote

Raj Sherman crossed floor from PCs in 2011 The last of the four party leaders who ran in Alberta’s 2012 election is calling it quits. Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals announced Monday he was stepping down from the party’s top job immediately and will not run in the next election in his riding of […]

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Doug Griffiths, Mary Anne Jablonski quitting politics

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Doug Griffiths, Mary Anne Jablonski quitting politics

Doug Griffiths says its time for fresh faces in the legislature Longtime Alberta Progressive Conservative politician Doug Griffiths has resigned. The four-term MLA for Battle River-Wainwright says he is quitting immediately because it’s time for fresh faces in the legislature. Griffiths was a one-time municipal affairs minister and was a candidate in the 2011 Tory […]

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Danielle Smith apologizes for no debate on floor-crossing

January 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Danielle Smith apologizes for no debate on floor-crossing

Danielle Smith says she misunderstood how angry people would be Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith issued an apology to her constituents Saturday saying she should have waited to hear from Albertans before she and other caucus members crossed the floor to join the governing Progressive Conservatives. Smith took to Facebook on Saturday to say she’s […]

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Wildrose leadership race begins, June 6 election announced

January 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose leadership race begins, June 6 election announced

Applications for candidates in Wildrose leadership race will be handed out Monday Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party announced Friday it plans to pick its new leader June 6. The race won’t include controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders, who has mused to reporters about taking a run at the top job in the right-of-centre party after failing twice […]

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Prentice defends Dirks on classrooms delivery during byelection

January 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice defends Dirks on classrooms delivery during byelection

Gordon Dirks promised to deliver modular classrooms to school in his riding days before byelection Premier Jim Prentice is defending Education Minister Gordon Dirks, saying a report that concluded Dirks used his office for political gain was “hardly a scathing criticism.” “He was motivated by a desire to do the right thing, and I continue […]

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Fred Horne, Edmonton-Rutherford MLA not seeking 3rd term

January 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fred Horne, Edmonton-Rutherford MLA not seeking 3rd term

Fred Horne resigns after seven years of service Fred Horne, Conservative MLA for the riding of Edmonton-Rutherford has announced he will not be seeking a third term in office. “The opportunity to serve as representative and advocate for the people of my constituency for seven years, as minister of health for three years, and in […]

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Alberta hospitals maintenance neglected: NDP

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta hospitals maintenance neglected: NDP

Some Alberta hospitals need asbestos removal, fire sprinkler installation Alberta’s NDP leader says the safety of patients and health-care workers is at risk because the government has neglected infrastructure at some Alberta hospitals for years. Rachel Notley released documents Friday from a freedom-of-information request that show more than $100 million worth of maintenance projects are required at […]

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Prentice: Alberta deficits needed to stave off recession

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice: Alberta deficits needed to stave off recession

Alberta deficits could help as Alberta struggles with collapsing oil prices Premier Jim Prentice says low oil prices have put Alberta’s economy on a razor’s edge and the province needs to embrace budget deficits to avoid disaster. “We are actually warned by economists that to try to deal with this too quickly could actually trip […]

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