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Danielle Smith asks for Wildrose party leadership review after byelection loss

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Danielle Smith asks for Wildrose party leadership review after byelection loss

Danielle Smith asks for review to be put on agenda for AGM in mid-November Alberta Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is putting her leadership on the line in the light of four byelection losses. Smith said Tuesday she has asked to have a leadership review put on the agenda when the party holds its annual general meeting […]

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Premier Jim Prentice wins seat as his PCs sweep four Alberta byelections

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Premier Jim Prentice wins seat as his PCs sweep four Alberta byelections

Alberta byelections in Calgary and Edmonton Alberta Premier Jim Prentice won a seat in the legislature Monday as his Progressive Conservatives defeated all comers in four byelection races. Prentice, the 58-year-old former MP and Conservative cabinet minister under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, handily defeated Wildrose candidate Kathy Macdonald in Calgary-Foothills. “We heard Albertans loud and clear,” […]

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Rod Love, Ralph Klein’s right hand man, dies

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rod Love, Ralph Klein’s right hand man, dies

Rod Love was Klein’s chief of staff in civic, provincial governments Rod Love, a longtime pal and political adviser of former Alberta premier Ralph Klein, has died. Friends said he died late Sunday, a few weeks after posting on his blog that a cancerous tumour had been found in his upper body during a routine […]

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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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