Tag: Alberta politics

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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Prentice promises more consultation with First Nations on energy development

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Prentice promises more consultation with First Nations on energy development

Premier Jim Prentice says he’ll revisit AB government policies Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says he’ll revisit policies that have led to the “ripening” of a welter of lawsuits and controversies between the provincial government and First Nations over energy development. “I’m not naive enough to think there haven’t been issues,” Prentice told The Canadian Press in […]

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Wildrose promises $2B and tendering changes to fast track new schools

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Wildrose promises $2B and tendering changes to fast track new schools

Wildrose says party would complete 50 schools promised by PCs in 2012 On Thursday, Wildrose Education critic Bruce McAllister announced that if his party formed government in the next election, Wildrose would invest $2 billion over four years in new schools, modernization and maintenance. Speaking in Calgary-West alongside riding candidate Sheila Taylor, McAllister said “Wildrose is committed […]

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Sheila Taylor to run for Wildrose in Calgary-West byelection

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sheila Taylor to run for Wildrose in Calgary-West byelection

Sheila Taylor former chairwoman of CBE Alberta’s Wildrose Opposition has announced school trustee Sheila Taylor will be the party’s candidate in the Calgary-West byelection. Taylor is also a former chairwoman of the Calgary Board of Education. She says that the governing Progressive Conservatives have lost their way, and the Wildrose has a plan to provide leadership and get results. […]

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At least 4 Alberta byelections on Oct. 27, Prentice running in Calgary-Foothills

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
At least 4 Alberta byelections on Oct. 27, Prentice running in Calgary-Foothills

Alberta byelections – three in Calgary, one in Edmonton Alberta Premier Jim Prentice announced Monday he will put himself and his mandate to the test on Oct. 27 in one of four byelections. “We’ve begun to shape a new Progressive Conservative government with essentially new leadership, new voices and a new way of doing things,” […]

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Alberta byelections: Political parties gear up for campaigns

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta byelections: Political parties gear up for campaigns

Alberta byelections expected to be complete by mid-November The Alberta byelections haven’t been called yet but most of Alberta’s main political parties are already gearing up for campaigns in Calgary and Edmonton. The Wildrose party says John Fletcher, a retired army colonel, will carry its flag in Calgary-Elbow, the constituency recently held by former premier Alison Redford. The […]

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Jim Prentice vows to end blatant political appointments, entitlements

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice vows to end blatant political appointments, entitlements

Jim Prentice says new rules coming to prevent sole-sourcing contracts Alberta Premier Jim Prentice promised Wednesday to do away with government cronyism and defended himself against renewed criticism that he has broken that dictum by hiring his campaign co-manager, Jay Hill. Prentice said hiring Hill last week as one of three new senior trade representatives is […]

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Alberta licence plate design change nixed

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta licence plate design change nixed

Jim Prentice announced Alberta licence plate design will stay the same Alberta’s plan to redesign its licence plate is on the scrap heap. Premier Jim Prentice announced Thursday that Alberta will stay with its current version, which has red symbols on a white background above the slogan “Wild Rose Country.” Prentice said he agrees with […]

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Thomas Lukaszuk writing book on politics and Redford years

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Thomas Lukaszuk writing book on politics and Redford years

Thomas Lukaszuk to write about politicians who tried to stand up to Alison Redford Get ready for Redbook. Alberta legislature member Thomas Lukaszuk says he is starting work on a “behind the scenes” book on his political days and on life under former Tory premier Alison Redford. “Until I write my book … no one […]

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Jim Prentice announces three Alberta senior representative appointees

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice announces three Alberta senior representative appointees

Jim Prentice names Ron Hoffman, Rob Merrifield and Jay Hill as Alberta senior representatives Premier Jim Prentice shook up Alberta’s trade offices Wednesday, hiring Conservative MP Rob Merrifield and tossing overboard Gary Mar, former premier Alison Redford’s Asia representative. “These are very significant changes that are being made,” Prentice told a news conference at Government […]

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