Tag: Alberta politics

Ric McIver: Inmates to work, eliminate radar red light cams

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ric McIver: Inmates to work, eliminate radar red light cams

Ric McIver releases justice platform Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver says if he became premier he would put inmates to work in jail and make them wear ankle bracelets after they’re out. McIver announced his justice platform Friday in Calgary. He said he would require high-risk offenders guilty of domestic violence to wear the tracking devices […]

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Kent Hehr running for federal Liberal nomination in Calgary-Centre

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kent Hehr running for federal Liberal nomination in Calgary-Centre

Kent Hehr running for Liberal nomination in riding held by Joan Crockett Alberta Liberal Kent Hehr is making a pitch to go federal. Hehr, who is the MLA for Calgary Buffalo, announced today he will run for the federal Liberal nomination in the riding of Calgary-Centre. The riding is currently held by Conservative Joan Crockatt. Kent Hehr, who […]

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PC leadership candidates weigh in on Alberta licence plate design

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
PC leadership candidates weigh in on Alberta licence plate design

Alberta licence plate design to be changed in 2015 Alberta’s great plate debate is far from over. The three candidates vying to become the next Progressive Conservative party leader and premier said Thursday they want to revisit the current online voting competition to pick the province’s next licence plate. “Clearly it struck a nerve with […]

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Mike Allen, MLA fired after busted in US prostitution sting back in PC caucus

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mike Allen, MLA fired after busted in US prostitution sting back in PC caucus

Mike Allen hasn’t decided if he will run in the next election An Alberta politician caught trying to buy sex from undercover officers in Minnesota while on a government trip has been allowed back into the Progressive Conservative caucus. Government whip George VanderBurg said Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo member of the legislature Mike Allen has been […]

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Alberta PC leadership hopefuls want an improved TFWP to help with labour shortages

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta PC leadership hopefuls want an improved TFWP to help with labour shortages

PC leadership candidates worked the crowds at premier’s Stampede breakfast Monday The three men running to be Alberta’s next leader reiterated their concerns about changes to the federal temporary foreign worker program on Monday and said if they become premier, they’ll fight to make sure the province’s unique labour needs are taken into account. Ric […]

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Ric McIver calls Jim Prentice “candy man” for making promises on schools

| June 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
Ric McIver calls Jim Prentice “candy man” for making promises on schools

Ric McIver comments after Prentice promises to get schools built quickly if elected Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver is accusing his rival Jim Prentice of behaving like an irresponsible “candy man” for making all kinds of promises on school construction. “Albertans have seen this movie before. They’ve seen a campaign where somebody has tried to […]

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Jim Prentice promises to build schools, work with teachers if elected Tory leader

| June 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Jim Prentice promises to build schools, work with teachers if elected Tory leader

Jim Prentice says “We will get shovels in the ground” Alberta Tory leadership candidate Jim Prentice is criticizing the provincial government for failing to build schools, for alienating teachers and for how it has handled the curriculum. “We have to take action to address the shortage of schools, a shortage of schools that is nearing […]

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Travel scout for Alison Redford billed almost $300K in expenses

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel scout for Alison Redford billed almost $300K in expenses

Alison Redford travel scout paid out of International Relations Minister’s budget An Alberta Tory leadership candidate says Alison Redford needs to consider whether she’s fit to serve as a member of the legislature given revelations the former premier had a travelling trip planner that billed $330,000 in expenses. “I’m at a point right now where […]

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Ric McIver promises balanced budget in three years if chosen Tory leader

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ric McIver promises balanced budget in three years if chosen Tory leader

Ric McIver would introduce legislated fiscal plan Alberta Tory leadership candidate Ric McIver says he will balance the budget in three years if he becomes the province’s next premier. McIver told the Calgary Chamber of Commerce that he would also pay down the debt and grow Alberta’s savings. The former infrastructure minister said he would introduce a […]

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Ric McIver apologizes for participating in the Street Church Walk for Jesus

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ric McIver apologizes for participating in the Street Church Walk for Jesus

Ric McIver admits to making “a big mistake” Alberta Tory leadership hopeful Ric McIver has apologized for his participation in a parade held by a group with anti-gay sentiments, but he doesn’t plan to pull out of the race to be the province’s next premier. The member of the legislature from Calgary was criticized by his own […]

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