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Alberta premier accused of conflict in tobacco case - Edmonton - CBC News

Alberta premier accused of conflict in tobacco case - Edmonton - CBC News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Premier Alison Redford, while justice minister, personally chose her ex-husband's law firm for a government tobacco-litigation contract worth potentially tens of millions of dollars in contingency fees, a CBC News investigation has found.
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Tories not coy about wielding power to win byelection votes

A visitor to Alberta could easily think this province is nearing the end of a big, nasty general election
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Stollery surgeries cancelled by lack of beds, doctors claim

Stollery surgeries cancelled by lack of beds, doctors claim | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Hundreds of surgeries at the Stollery Children’s Hospital are being cancelled because of a lack of beds for children, according a letter that cites concerns from 20 pediatric surgeons that was sent to Alberta Health Services earlier this fall.
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Alberta Health Services admits it is having serious difficulty dealing with growing demands on pediatric medicine across the province.

Dr. David Mador, the AHS medical director for northern Alberta, said the province is working on freeing up beds for sick children.

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Colley-Urquhart: Don’t let the province dismantle our 911 service

Colley-Urquhart: Don’t let the province dismantle our 911 service | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
There is change on the horizon for Calgary’s 911 service, and it won’t be good for Calgarians if we don’t stop it.
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Calgary-Elbow Byelection | Facebook

Calgary-Elbow Byelection | Facebook | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
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Here's a handy location for Calgary-Elbow by election information.

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Alberta education minister Gord Dirks approved modulars in campaign riding ahead of others where need is greater

Alberta education minister Gord Dirks approved modulars in campaign riding ahead of others where need is greater | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta's education minister is coming under fire for his prompt approval of two modular classrooms in the very riding where he's seeking an MLA seat, seemingly even ignoring a ranked priority list the province requires Calgary's public school board to…
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"...campaign manager Alan Hallman. Hallman agreed that only the William Reid modulars had been approved, but said that decision came as a result of opposition parties “cranking up a whole bunch of parents during a byelection to politically activate them.”

“The minister, he’s going to look after Calgary-Elbow, (and) made a stand,” Hallman said. “He was worried about these parents and what the opposition was making this into and he made a decision.”

Seems like same old, same old Tory behaviour to me.

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Oil price at $85 costing provinces and economy billions

Oil price at $85 costing provinces and economy billions | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The sudden new reality of $85 US a barrel oil is a jarring wake-up to Canada's economy, especially governments in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador that depend on oil money.
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Groups call on Prentice to support inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women

Groups call on Prentice to support inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
About 150 people gathered on the steps of the legislature on Saturday to remember missing and murdered aboriginal people in Canada — and call for action.
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Thousands still on welfare rolls despite booming Alberta economy

Thousands still on welfare rolls despite booming Alberta economy | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The number of Alberta families dependent on monthly welfare cheques peaked at 40,000 in 2010 and has yet to return to pre-recession levels, new provincial figures show.
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ANDP RELEASE: PCs push through publication ban regulations without deliberation

ANDP RELEASE: PCs push through publication ban regulations without deliberation | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
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Ministry officials advised committee members that they would be most likely to apply for the ban where the child who died was in their custody (ie.  a foster child, temporary or permanent) or where a sibling of the child was in their custody. Those guidelines alone, cover the vast majority of c

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Deputy health minister to also serve as interim Alberta Health Services administrator

Deputy health minister to also serve as interim Alberta Health Services administrator | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The province’s deputy minister of health will take on a second executive role at Alberta Health Services, becoming the interim official administrator as of Wednesday. Janet Davidson will replace outgoing administrator Dr.
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Lorde Parody - We Don't Wanna Have (Alberta) PCs - YouTube

When I watched the news and heard about the many scandals coming out about the PC party I decided to make a parody video about them. I hope you enjoy!! If yo...
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Braid: Lone rejection of severance shines spotlight on PC golden parachutes

Braid: Lone rejection of severance shines spotlight on PC golden parachutes | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
There’s a young woman in Toronto who should be pulled back to Calgary, installed on a horse and handed a white hat with full Stampede honours. She’s Neala Barton, formerly press secretary to Alison Redford, the ex-premier.
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P3s and I told you so - Vue Weekly

P3s and I told you so - Vue Weekly | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
It’s sometimes hard in this province not to channel your inner seven-year-old, putting your hands on your hips, leaning forward defiantly, and screaming out, “I tooooold you so!
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Drysdale: ...going the P3 route would cost the province $14 million more than it would building them the traditional way.

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Tories approve modulars in advance of byelection

Tories approve modulars in advance of byelection | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
In the waning days of the Calgary-Elbow byelection campaign, Tory candidate Gordon Dirks donned his
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The good news he shared with parents in an open letter on his campaign website came before he told Calgary Board of Education anything about the 10 other schools on its priority list for portables — including six ranked higher, all outside of ridings where Tories are running in byelections.

 

“Given the school’s burgeoning enrolment, two modular classrooms have been approved for William Reid School and should be in place for the 2015-16 school year,” states the letter, posted this week with both candidate and minister title beneath Dirks’ signature.

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Mandel expensed $69,000 in Oilers tickets during last five years as mayor: Wildrose

Mandel expensed $69,000 in Oilers tickets during last five years as mayor: Wildrose | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A spokesman for Stephen Mandel said Wednesday hockey tickets he expensed to taxpayers during his last five years as Edmonton’s mayor were mainly given to charities for fundraising purposes.
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There are no records showing who the tickets were given to or why, Buick said, but Mandel had simply adopted “an established practice under the previous administration.”

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Press Release: Mandel needs to answer questions about connections to tobacco lobbyist

Press Release: Mandel needs to answer questions about connections to tobacco lobbyist | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
To show that Liberals stand up for what is right, that we protect the vulnerable and that we can balance the books.
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Jim Prentice: Does he deserve your vote? - YouTube

NEW AD: @JimPrentice: Does he deserve your vote? http://t.co/73xqiCmOFC #ableg #wrp #byelxn14
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AHS offers severance payment to former executive who billed taxpayers for butler services, car upgrades

Alberta Health Services has offered to pay severance to Allaudin Merali, who was terminated after it was revealed he billed taxpayers for exorbitant expenses, but the former executive rejected the offer as he proceeds with a multimillion dollar...
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$1 million spent in decor changes for Redford's 'sky palace,' documents show

$1 million spent in decor changes for Redford's 'sky palace,' documents show | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
SunNewsNetwork.ca uses video, photos, and interactive tools to cover Canada's national and international news, politics, and varying opinions.
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Albertans favour greener energy grid › The Lethbridge Herald – myLH.ca

Albertans favour greener energy grid › The Lethbridge Herald – myLH.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Albertans favour green energy grid: http://t.co/W8GRlgtlMX #ableg #tarsands http://t.co/uOdf4xJkM3
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Wildrose looks chock full of females next to PCs' all-male slate of candidates for upcoming Alberta byelections

Wildrose looks chock full of females next to PCs' all-male slate of candidates for upcoming Alberta byelections | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Premier Jim Prentice's chosen candidates — and the fact that only four of his 20 cabinet appointments were women — have created an optics problem
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Supports for Alberta special needs students have dropped, report finds

Supports for Alberta special needs students have dropped, report finds | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
An arms-length panel assembled by the ATA found that the government didn’t follow up on a promise made in 2010 to make special needs programming more accessible and consistent.
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Financial squeeze for many Albertans

Financial squeeze for many Albertans | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
CALGARY - Many Albertans are feeling the financial squeeze these days, living paycheque to paycheque, saving less, postponing retirement and feeling overwhelmed by debt.
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Donna Kennedy-Glans wants to rejoin PC caucus

Donna Kennedy-Glans wants to rejoin PC caucus | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Donna Kennedy-Glans, the MLA for Calgary-Varsity and a former member of cabinet, says the party is correcting past mistakes and has asked to rejoin the Progressive Conservative caucus.
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Alberta education minister’s email to teachers broke privacy rules, investigation says

Alberta education minister’s email to teachers broke privacy rules, investigation says | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Education broke privacy rules when Education Minister Jeff Johnson sent a mass email to teachers last year using teachers’ personal email addresses from the Alberta Teacher Registry, the information and privacy commissioner has ruled.
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