Tag: Alberta politics

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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Jim Prentice sworn in, names two unelected people to cabinet

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice sworn in, names two unelected people to cabinet

Jim Prentice adds Stephen Mandel and Gordon Dirks to cabinet Jim Prentice, sworn in Monday as Alberta’s 16th premier, promised to remake the face of a scandal-scarred government, and he did so by literally bringing in new faces. Prentice announced he had taken the unusual step of reaching outside his government caucus to name two unelected […]

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Dave Hancock retires from politics after 17-years in Alberta government

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dave Hancock retires from politics after 17-years in Alberta government

Dave Hancock is the longest-serving cabinet minister for the PCs in the legislature Premier Dave Hancock _ the political wise man and warhorse of Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservatives, called it quits Friday, saying it’s time for renewal under incoming leader Jim Prentice. “Timing is everything in politics. And there’s something to be said for going […]

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Calgary West MLA Ken Hughes not running in 2016 election

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Calgary West MLA Ken Hughes not running in 2016 election

Ken Hughes says he is helping revitalize PC caucus One-time Alberta cabinet minister Ken Hughes says he won’t run again in the next election because he wants to help incoming premier Jim Prentice reinvigorate the government. “The government, the caucus, the cabinet, and the party are in a real important phase of renewal,” Hughes said […]

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Jim Prentice hopes to be sworn in, have new cabinet within week

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice hopes to be sworn in, have new cabinet within week

Jim Prentice says cabinet will have 20 members, 10 less than Alison Redford’s executive council Soon-to-be Alberta premier Jim Prentice says he hopes to be sworn in and have a new, slimmed-down cabinet in place in about a week. Prentice also says he is looking for a legislative reset on his caucus, starting with a possible […]

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Jim Prentice wins Alberta Tory leadership and will be next premier

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice wins Alberta Tory leadership and will be next premier

Jim Prentice captured almost 77 per cent of votes cast Jim Prentice won the Progressive Conservative leadership race Saturday and will soon be sworn in as Alberta’s 16th premier. The 58-year-old former Calgary MP handily defeated former provincial cabinet ministers Ric McIver and Thomas Lukaszuk in a vote overshadowed by computer and phone foul-ups that left […]

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Tory leadership race voting: delays, glitches, anger in e vote for new leader

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Tory leadership race voting:  delays, glitches, anger in e vote for new leader

Tory leadership race voting – PC party help line overwhelmed Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative party got off to a rocky start Friday in its first foray into picking a new leader by electronic vote. Party members looking to phone in or register their vote online faced long delays, blank screens, busy signals, lost PIN numbers, […]

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Jim Prentice aims to go from ‘under the bins’ to apex of power in Alberta

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jim Prentice aims to go from ‘under the bins’ to apex of power in Alberta

Jim Prentice worked as federal minister for Indian and northern affairs, industry and environment Jim Prentice says voting for same-sex marriage was one of the most trying moments of his political career, especially after people set fire to his house. “The pressure was incredible,” said Prentice, recalling his days as a Conservative MP in 2005 when […]

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