Tag: Alberta politics

Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Prentice looks to overhaul bargaining with civil servants

Prentice says new system will be based on essential service models in other provinces Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announced Monday he will overhaul how the province bargains with public-sector workers and review legislation that prevents civil servants from striking. Prentice says the patchwork system of past bargaining has left Alberta with “unsustainable” public-service wages that are […]

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Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Who is Jim Prentice really listening to?

Prentice isn’t listening to Ralph Klein’s ‘severely normal Albertans’ By Stephen Murgatroyd for Troy Media Let’s ask a simple question. When the Premier Jim Prentice of Alberta says “he is listening to Albertan’s” who is he actually listening to? We don’t really know, but we can guess. Given that he has ruled out all of the […]

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Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

March 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose leadership hopefuls signal taxes, trust election issues

New Wildrose leader to be announced on March 28 Alberta’s Wildrose leadership candidates signalled Saturday that taxes and trust will be the key wedge issues when they do battle with Premier Jim Prentice’s PCs in a spring election. “Wildrose is the only thing standing between Alberta and huge tax increases,” leadership candidate Brian Jean told […]

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Three Alberta government planes sold for $6.1M

February 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Three Alberta government planes sold for $6.1M

Fargo company purchased three Alberta government planes for 11 per cent above minimum bid Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says his government has sold three of the four planes that were part of the controversial provincial fleet. The first decision of Prentice’s new cabinet was to sell the four-plane fleet that had become a public relations […]

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Alberta opposition parties can’t get their act together

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta opposition parties can’t get their act together

Alberta opposition parties seem incapable of any significant cooperation By Phil Elder for Troy Media Alberta opposition parties are in a sad state of disarray as the province faces a probable early election this spring. Although Premier Jim Prentice helped to create the chaos by welcoming the bulk of Wildrose MLAs, the Official Opposition ,into his […]

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Danielle Smith has competition for riding nomination

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Danielle Smith has competition for riding nomination

Carrie Fischer taking on Danielle Smith to be candidate for Highwood riding A southern Alberta town councillor who’s announced she’s challenging Danielle Smith for a local Progressive Conservative nomination says Smith is just “another person seeking nomination.” Carrie Fischer says she’s decided to seek the party’s nomination in Highwood because there are a number of […]

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Wildrose leadership vote changed from June to March

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wildrose leadership vote changed from June to March

Wildrose leadership:  Party wants a permanent leader for expected election The Wildrose leadership vote is being bumped up from June to March to ensure the party has a permanent leader in the event a provincial election is called for the spring of this year. Wildrose president Jeff Callaway says the attendees at a members assembly […]

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Alison Redford will not face any charges over lavish spending

February 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alison Redford will not face any charges over lavish spending

Former communications director for Alison Redford tweets “Finally sanity prevails” The RCMP say there won’t be any charges against former Alberta premier Alison Redford over her spending while she held the province’s top job. The government had forwarded the Mounties a report by the auditor general that was highly critical of Redford and her office. […]

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Alberta NDP online petition to fight corporate tax freeze

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alberta NDP online petition to fight corporate tax freeze

Alberta NDP online petition launched on Thursday, Feb. 19 The Alberta NDP online petition was launched on Thursday with the intent of getting Premier Jim Prentice to reverse his decision to not hike corporate taxes. Rachel Notley, the leader of the Alberta NDP says the Prentice government is asking citizens of Alberta to pay more for personal […]

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Joe Anglin cannot seek Tory nomination in his riding

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Joe Anglin cannot seek Tory nomination in his riding

Joe Anglin, MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre a candidate without a home Alberta legislature member Joe Anglin is a would-be candidate without a home. The Progressive Conservative party has announced it will not allow Anglin to seek the Tory nomination in the constituency of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre. The party does not give reasons in its […]

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