Tag: Alberta politics

PC government meddling in freedom of information requests: Wildrose

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
PC government meddling in freedom of information requests: Wildrose

Former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk ‘possibly suppressed’ freedom of information requests, says Danielle Smith Alberta Jobs Minister and former deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk interfered in freedom of information requests and possibly suppressed the release of information because it was potentially damaging to the PC Party, say the Wildrose Party. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says her […]

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Alberta faces deluge of angst and criticism over floods

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta faces deluge of angst and criticism over floods

Did Alberta energy development contribute to 2013 floods? By Shaun Polczer It’s springtime in Alberta, and the air is full of angst. It’s been a long winter, with sub-zero temperatures persisting well into April. Now that the ice and snow are finally beginning to melt, thoughts are returning to last spring’s floods in Calgary and […]

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Craig Chandler to seek PC nomination, not leadership

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Craig Chandler to seek PC nomination, not leadership

Craig Chandler says Wildrose has become “too extreme” for him Outspoken social conservative Craig Chandler ended speculation he would run for the leadership of the Alberta PC Party Wednesday evening by announcing his intention to seek the Calgary-Shaw nomination instead. Chandler told dozens of supporters at Minhas Micro Brewery in Calgary that he will not […]

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Alison Redford was just a lousy politician, that’s all

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alison Redford was just a lousy politician, that’s all

Alison Redford had little support in cabinet or caucus By Barry Cooper   When Alison Redford announced her resignation just over two weeks ago, the cause of her behaviour was often discussed in terms of gender, misogyny, and sexism. The data seem to be pretty clear. My departmental colleagues, Brenda O’Neill and David Stewart, pointed […]

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Opposition parties want full disclosure on Alberta PC trust fund

| April 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Opposition parties want full disclosure on Alberta PC trust fund

Alberta PC trust fund excluded in 1977 law Alberta’s opposition parties want the Progressive Conservatives to disclose how much money they have in a secret trust fund the party has been dipping into for decades. The governing Tories passed a law in 1977 making such trust funds illegal, but excluded their own party from the […]

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No official candidates yet for Alberta PC leadership

| April 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
No official candidates yet for Alberta PC leadership

Jim Dinning definitely not in the Alberta PC leadership race There has been plenty of tire-kicking, but so far no one has officially bought into Alberta’s Progressive Conservative leadership race. Party officials are expected to set the opening date of the campaign in a week or so, but one name some might have expected to […]

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Fred Horne misled Legislature about using gov’t plane: Wildrose

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Fred Horne misled Legislature about using gov’t plane: Wildrose

Wildrose say Horne and Redford made no announcement; used plane for party fundraiser in Grande Prairie The Wildrose Party said Thursday that Health Minister Fred Horne misled the Legislature when he claimed a flight to Grande Prairie in 2012 was for an official announcement about the local hospital. The Wildrose said there was never any […]

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Premier Alison Redford to spend $300,000 on letter writers

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Premier Alison Redford to spend $300,000 on letter writers

Alison Redford ends rough first week in Legislature amid spending controversy Premier Alison Redford’s office confirmed Friday that it will use $300,000 of a $1.2 million funding boost it gave itself in the budget to hire more letter writers. The remaining $900,000 will be used for special parties to attract dignitaries to invest in the […]

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Alberta throne speech: Government proposes new deal, funding for cities

| March 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alberta throne speech: Government proposes new deal, funding for cities

Alberta throne speech short on details say opposition Monday’s Alberta throne speech highlighted Premier Alison Redford’s priorities and plans for the upcoming session of the legislature, but critics says the speech lacked critical details and new ideas. Redford is promising to deliver on a pledge to strike a new deal with Alberta’s two big cities […]

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Alberta sunshine list: Tories overpaying top staffers – Wildrose

| February 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Alberta sunshine list: Tories overpaying top staffers – Wildrose

Alberta sunshine lists shows government salaries for employees earning over $100,000 a year The Wildrose Party say the Alberta sunshine list shows Premier Alison Redford is not practicing fiscal restraint by rapidly increasing the salary and perks for her top political aides. Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says the public disclosure and salary list shows the […]

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