Tag: Alberta politics

Wildrose equal rights policy voted down, VP Terrence Lo quits

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wildrose equal rights policy voted down, VP Terrence Lo quits

Terrence Lo, Asian, atheist, parent of gay son says he can’t in good conscience stay in Wildrose party A constituency vice-president with Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose is resigning over the party’s refusal to pass a definitive statement on equal rights at its annual meeting. In his resignation letter, Terrence Lo says that as an Asian, atheist […]

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PC convention: Prentice says `nobody writing obituaries’ of tories

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
PC convention: Prentice says `nobody writing obituaries’ of tories

“This party is back my friends” –  Jim Prentice at PC convention Alberta Premier Jim Prentice delivered an upbeat message to convention delegates in his first PC convention speech since becoming leader and served notice on the opposition that the party is once again a force to be reckoned with. “This party is back my […]

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Danielle Smith to quit if Wildrose loses 2016 election

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Danielle Smith to quit if Wildrose loses 2016 election

Danielle Smith blames media for messaging ills, calls for grassroots campaign Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith threw down the gauntlet Friday, vowing to quit if she’s not premier in 2016, and blaming the party’s messaging ills on the media. “My time as leader of the official opposition is coming to an end one way or the […]

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PC convention: Prentice says byelection wins no cause for smugness

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
PC convention: Prentice says byelection wins no cause for smugness

Alberta PC convention in Banff Alberta’s new premier says his Progressive Conservative party’s recent byelection wins are no reason for smugness as members head into its annual convention in Banff this weekend. It was just a year ago that former premier Alison Redford received a strong vote of confidence from party members. Months later, the […]

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Wildrose party faces fundamental questions at annual meeting

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wildrose party faces fundamental questions at annual meeting

Wildrose party gathers in Red Deer this weekend Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party will put its body politic on the couch this weekend to decide who it is and where it’s going following four byelection defeats. “We need to have a full discussion about what it is we need to do differently and I’m looking forward […]

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Danielle Smith no longer faces leadership review

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Danielle Smith no longer faces leadership review

Danielle Smith say party executive has given her unanimous support Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith has pulled the plug on a review of her leadership, just one week after she requested that party members be given the chance to have their say on her performance. Smith had asked her executive for a review at the party’s […]

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Danielle Smith asks for Wildrose party leadership review after byelection loss

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Danielle Smith asks for Wildrose party leadership review after byelection loss

Danielle Smith asks for review to be put on agenda for AGM in mid-November Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is putting her leadership on the line in the light of four byelection losses. Smith said Tuesday she has asked to have a leadership review put on the agenda when the party holds its annual general meeting […]

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Premier Jim Prentice wins seat as his PCs sweep four Alberta byelections

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Premier Jim Prentice wins seat as his PCs sweep four Alberta byelections

Alberta byelections in Calgary and Edmonton Alberta Premier Jim Prentice won a seat in the legislature Monday as his Progressive Conservatives defeated all comers in four byelection races. Prentice, the 58-year-old former MP and Conservative cabinet minister under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, handily defeated Wildrose candidate Kathy Macdonald in Calgary-Foothills. “We heard Albertans loud and clear,” […]

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Rod Love, Ralph Klein’s right hand man, dies

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rod Love, Ralph Klein’s right hand man, dies

Rod Love was Klein’s chief of staff in civic, provincial governments Rod Love, a longtime pal and political adviser of former Alberta premier Ralph Klein, has died. Friends said he died late Sunday, a few weeks after posting on his blog that a cancerous tumour had been found in his upper body during a routine […]

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Harper and Prentice meet in Calgary to discuss wide range of issues

| October 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Harper and Prentice meet in Calgary to discuss wide range of issues

Harper and Prentice discussed Alberta’s economy, energy and the environment Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Alberta’s new premier are both describing their first meeting since Jim Prentice was sworn in last month as productive. A spokeswoman for Prentice, a former member of Harper’s cabinet, says Friday’s discussions were constructive, and included a range of issues. […]

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