Tag: Alberta politics

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

John Heaney, former chief of staff for the BC NDP hired by Notley Premier Rachel Notley is being criticized for appointing a high-level NDP political operator to a top job with Alberta’s non-partisan civil service. Opposition Wildrose critic Derek Fildebrandt says John Heaney’s record as a “party apparatchik” for the NDP in British Columbia raises […]

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State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

Alberta finances ‘nerve wracking': Joe Ceci Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta’s finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. “There’s no question that as we get briefed we are starting to find that the […]

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Alberta NDP cabinet gets together in Calgary

May 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP cabinet gets together in Calgary

Alberta NDP cabinet includes four incumbent MLAs, eight rookies New Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is to hold her first cabinet meeting in Calgary today. Notley and 11 other New Democrats who make up the 12-member cabinet were sworn in at the Alberta legislature on Sunday. With the ministers picked, the hard work begins. The legislature is […]

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Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

May 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Election win may be the easy part for the Alberta NDP By Janet Keeping for Troy Media It is probably difficult for people who have not lived in Alberta to understand the significance of our recent election of an NDP government: After 44 years of one-party-state politics, we have proved to ourselves that political change is possible […]

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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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