Tag: Alberta politics

Rachel Notley suspends Deborah Drever over photo

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley suspends Deborah Drever over photo

Deborah Drever posted controversial photo on Instagram Incoming Alberta NDP premier Rachel Notley has suspended a rookie member of her caucus over a social media photo deemed homophobic by the party. Notley said in a release that Deborah Drever will sit as an Independent when the legislature reconvenes next month for the first time since the […]

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Brian Mason appointed government house leader by Rachel Notley

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Brian Mason appointed government house leader by Rachel Notley

Brian Mason longtime NDP MLA Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed longtime NDP MLA Brian Mason as the new government house leader. Notley says Mason will provide wisdom, leadership and guidance in the assembly. She says Mason will reach out to opposition caucus house leaders in the coming days to talk about the upcoming […]

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Deborah Drever regrets offensive photo, looks to earn trust

May 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deborah Drever regrets offensive photo, looks to earn trust

Deborah Drever says photo was a mistake Rookie Alberta NDP member Deborah Drever says pretending to be assaulted with a bottle for a garage band cover photo is an inexplicable error of youth, but one she is determined to turn the page on. “What happened three years ago, frankly, was a mistake,” Drever, 26, told […]

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Rachel Notley, cabinet to be sworn in on Sunday

May 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley, cabinet to be sworn in on Sunday

12 cabinet members in Rachel Notley’s government Alberta’s NDP era is to officially begin Sunday when incoming premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet are sworn in on the grounds of the legislature. “We’re planning a bit of a family day event,” Notley said Wednesday. The government will get to work immediately, she said, but a […]

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Jim Prentice offers Rachel Notley advice, insight

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Jim Prentice offers Rachel Notley advice, insight

Rachel Notley thanks Prentice for his service to Alberta Incoming premier Rachel Notley met with her predecessor Tuesday as Alberta’s government machinery continued to churn toward its first change in parties in almost 44 years. Notley and Premier Jim Prentice met at Government House one week after the NDP won a majority of 53 seats […]

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Which economic path will the Alberta NDP government take?

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Which economic path will the Alberta NDP government take?

Alberta NDP fiscal path will shape future, prosperity of Albertans By Charles Lammam and Jason Clemens for Troy Media Once the euphoria of the Alberta NDP’s historic election victory subsides, Premier-elect Notley and her leadership team will have to make a fundamental decision about the fiscal-policy path the new government will pursue. This decision will shape the immediate and future […]

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Ric McIver new interim Alberta PC leader

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ric McIver new interim Alberta PC leader

Ric McIver chosen by members of Tory caucus Former Infrastructure minister Ric McIver is the new interim leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party. The party said McIver was chosen by the PC caucus, which was reduced to 10 members in the provincial election last Tuesday from the 70 it held before the campaign. McIver […]

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Rachel Notley: A decent man’s daughter takes helm in Alberta

May 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley: A decent man’s daughter takes helm in Alberta

Rachel Notley has fulfilled her father’s promise and become Alberta premier On an October day three decades ago, I watched aboard a plane taxiing for takeoff at Edmonton’s Municipal Airport as the body of then NDP leader Grant Notley was off-loaded from another aircraft. In the wildest of dreams, I could not have imagined a […]

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Alberta minority government? Brian Jean says it could work

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta minority government? Brian Jean says it could work

Polls show possible Alberta minority government Wildrose Leader Brian Jean says a minority government could work well in Alberta. But he warns he would not support any policy that included tax increases or went against any basic Wildrose values. With a tight race between the surging NDP, the Wildrose and the ruling Progressive Conservative party, […]

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Rachel Notley responds to Prentice ‘scare tactics’

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Rachel Notley responds to Prentice ‘scare tactics’

Rachel Notley says job creators will have a friend with the NDP Rachel Notley, leader of the Alberta NDP, is defending herself and her party following comments made by the premier on Thursday night where he said an NDP government “could undermine the heart of Alberta’s economy”. Firing back at the criticisms, Notley said “Stability is […]

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