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Brian Jean elected leader of Alberta Wildrose party

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brian Jean elected leader of Alberta Wildrose party

Brian Jean edged out Drew Barnes and Linda Osinchuk A former member of Stephen Harper’s Conservative caucus is the new leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition. Brian Jean, a 52-year-old lawyer from Fort McMurray, Alberta defeated two challengers to win the position. Jean resigned from federal politics last year. Twice during his victory speech, Jean appeared […]

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Danielle Smith loses Tory nomination in Highwood riding

March 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Danielle Smith loses Tory nomination in Highwood riding

Carrie Fischer beats Danielle Smith The former leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition has paid a political price after crossing the floor to join the governing Progressive Conservatives. Danielle Smith lost the Tory nomination to Carrie Fischer in the riding of Highwood, south of Calgary. On her Facebook page, Smith said “I have been honoured to […]

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Lawyer seeks court order to prevent early Alberta election call

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Lawyer seeks court order to prevent early Alberta election call

Prentice has not ruled out an early Alberta election An Edmonton lawyer is seeking a court order to prevent Alberta Premier Jim Prentice from calling an early provincial election. Tom Engel wants a judge to declare that the next vote must be held between March 1, 2016, and May 31, 2016, four years after the […]

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Prentice speech: Health care levy, steady gov’t expenditures

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice speech: Health care levy, steady gov’t expenditures

Rachel Notley rebuttal to Prentice speech, levy: “Nothing more than a waiting room tax” Premier Jim Prentice says Albertans will face a new health-care levy to help fill a multibillion-dollar revenue hole in the provincial budget. Prentice made the announcement in a province-wide TV address just two days before Thursday’s budget. “We will be asking […]

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Alberta Tory withdraws candidacy while allegations investigated

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta Tory withdraws candidacy while allegations investigated

Alberta Tory Naresh Bhardwaj steps away from candidacy A former associate cabinet minister who faced allegations of bribery and tampering in a heated nomination race has withdrawn his candidacy for Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party. Naresh Bhardwaj says he made the decision with regret, but adds he doesn’t want the situation to be a distraction for […]

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Jim Prentice new driver of same ol’ clunker

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jim Prentice new driver of same ol’ clunker

Old PC oligarchs calling the shots from the back seat of Prentice-led machine By Barry Cooper for Troy Media As Alberta Premier Jim Prentice gets ready to call an election, let’s take a look at the Progressive Conservative long-term strategy. The most important component of that strategy concerns voter support. After the 2008 election and […]

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NDP ask Edmonton police to investigate Tory bribery allegations

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
NDP ask Edmonton police to investigate Tory bribery allegations

Tory bribery allegations against Naresh Bhardwaj Alberta’s opposition NDP has asked Edmonton police to look into allegations of bribery involving one of the legislature’s government members. NDP member Brian Mason says he had hoped Premier Jim Prentice would take the action on his own, but says that doesn’t seem likely. The Tory bribery allegations surround […]

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Prentice softens tone on upcoming Alberta budget

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice softens tone on upcoming Alberta budget

Alberta budget to include school, hospitals and road construction With a week to go before the Alberta budget, and with a possible election coming soon after that, Premier Jim Prentice softened Wednesday his hardline vow to impose deep spending cuts across government. “Some people would have us just slash and burn our way to prosperity […]

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Police should be called in on Tory bribery allegations: NDP

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Police should be called in on Tory bribery allegations: NDP

Tory bribery scandal in Edmonton-Ellerslie riding Alberta’s opposition NDP is calling on Premier Jim Prentice to make sure there is no criminal wrongdoing in the case of a caucus member accused of bribery in a heated nomination battle. NDP critic Brian Mason says as the highest public official in Alberta and someone with knowledge of […]

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Laurie Blakeman shakes up Alberta politics

March 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Laurie Blakeman shakes up Alberta politics

Laurie Blakeman will represent three parties in upcoming election By Doreen Barrie for Troy Media What Uber has done to the taxi industry, disrupting business-as-usual and causing an uproar, Laurie Blakeman is trying to do in the political marketplace. Her decision to wear three partisan hats in the upcoming Alberta election is just the sort […]

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