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Alberta NDP should recast itself as City Party of Alberta - Beacon News (blog)

Alberta NDP should recast itself as City Party of Alberta - Beacon News (blog) | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Beacon News (blog) Alberta NDP should recast itself as City Party of Alberta Beacon News (blog) Here it is 2013, the Earth is about to become an urban planet, and the Progressive Conservative Government of Alberta and the Opposition Wildrose Party...
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Jim Prentice Budget Speech - now with truthful subtitles. - YouTube

Uh oh. Now we know what Jim Prentice was really thinking. Alberta Budget Speech 2015
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Questionable reliability of opinion polls hangs over Alberta election

Questionable reliability of opinion polls hangs over Alberta election | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Voters in Alberta this week seem poised to unseat the Progressive Conservatives for the first time since 1971 — or is this all a 2012 redux?
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Albertans show support for Stollery Children’s Hospital following comment by business leader

Albertans show support for Stollery Children’s Hospital following comment by business leader | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Albertans have taken to Twitter in droves to support the Stollery Children's Hospital after a controversial comment was made by a local business leader on Friday.
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Royalty Miscalculation Cost Alberta Billions, Expert Says

Royalty Miscalculation Cost Alberta Billions, Expert Says | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
'The Tories chose to pretend the big blunder did not happen,' says consultant Jim Roy.
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Now we know why these stories don't get carried in the mainstream newspapers. Thank goodness for the alternative press.

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Alberta, throw PC bums out | Opinion | Calgary Sun

Alberta, throw PC bums out | Opinion | Calgary Sun | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
any vote against the PCs is a vote for good governance. The dynasty deserves to fall. Regardless of whether Alberta swings left or right, the province will be in better hands.
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"any vote against the PCs is a vote for good governance. The dynasty deserves to fall. Regardless of whether Alberta swings left or right, the province will be in better hands."

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Jim Prentice defends PC candidate in sex case, urges media to cover other issues

Jim Prentice defends PC candidate in sex case, urges media to cover other issues | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says a PC election candidate convicted of soliciting a prostitute is acceptable because he owned up to what he did.
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That Mike Allen is accepted as a candidate speaks volumes about this PC government and the PC party.

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Documents reveal new details of sole-source contracts to Tory-connected firm Navigator

Documents reveal new details of sole-source contracts to Tory-connected firm Navigator | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Health staff knew they were breaching government rules by handing successive sole-source contracts to Navigator, the consulting firm whose senior executives help run Conservative party election campaigns, documents show.
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PCs, Wildrose spar over $950 million in sole-source contracts

PCs, Wildrose spar over $950 million in sole-source contracts | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Wildrose Leader Brian Jean renewed his attack on PC fiscal management Saturday by releasing new data showing the Tory government spent close to $1 billion on sole-source contracts in 2013-14. The data was obtained through a series of freedom of information requests to every government ministry, the party said.
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Alberta election: 6 ridings where the PCs are faltering in the polls

Alberta election: 6 ridings where the PCs are faltering in the polls | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PC incumbents in six ridings across Alberta will have a tough battle on election day, according to polls from Abingdon Research.
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Danielle Smith question cut off during Jim Prentice's 'tele-town hall'

Danielle Smith question cut off during Jim Prentice's 'tele-town hall' | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A technical glitch was probably behind a dropped phone call during PC Leader Jim Prentice's telephone town hall with Calgarians, say party organizers.
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This is how the Tories roll..

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School boards raise major concerns over provincial budget; Dirks plays defense

School boards raise major concerns over provincial budget; Dirks plays defense | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Both Calgary school districts have joined 17 others across the province expressing concern about the province's budget.
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FOIP reveals ‘unbelievable, unethical’ moving expenses for Alberta Health Services execs

FOIP reveals ‘unbelievable, unethical’ moving expenses for Alberta Health Services execs | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta's governing health body has spent millions relocating employees both into and around the province in recent years, even doling out more than $100,000 to bring a single senior vice-president in from Ontario in one instance. The $3.1-million total in…
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I used to work at the Calgary Health Region in 2005-2006. All I can say is that I was not involved in politics before that time. When I saw behind-the-scenes how corrupt the PC government had become, I could not sit back and remain silent. 

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Prentice could be considering about-face on charitable tax receipt

Prentice could be considering about-face on charitable tax receipt | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
PC leader Jim Prentice says they are continuing to assess the situation around charitable giving in the province.
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Jim Prentice, Rachel Notley compared themselves to Han Solo, of course

Jim Prentice, Rachel Notley compared themselves to Han Solo, of course | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Pop culture crossed with politics today when reporters asked Rachel Notely and Jim Prentice which Star Wars character they were. And both picked Han Solo, because why wouldn't you? But we think you have better ideas.
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The comments on this one are a must read. ;-)

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Dirks and Clark - YouTube

Education Minister Gordon Dirks says that "Albertans haven't got it yet" and Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark responds.
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NDP Calgary 'change' rally draws hundreds

NDP Calgary 'change' rally draws hundreds | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
NDP Leader Rachel Notley urged hundreds of supporters attending a rally at the University of Calgary on Saturday to change history by kicking out Premier Jim Prentice and the 44-year-old PC dynasty...
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Notley called the PCs — with four premiers in four years — “a never-ending circus.”

 

“If you can’t govern yourself, you can’t govern the province.”

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Thomson: Fearful PCs want company in their misery

Thomson: Fearful PCs want company in their misery | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Anywhere else, he’d be a dead man walking. In any other province, Jim Prentice would be looking at the public opinion polls with one eye and watching the blade fall with the other.
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Edmonton business leaders support PC government; NDP dismiss them as ‘PC donors’

Edmonton business leaders support PC government; NDP dismiss them as ‘PC donors’ | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A group of Edmonton business leaders expressed their support for the Progressive Conservative party Friday.
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Hey they paid a lot of money to buy this PC government. They are just protecting their investment.

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​The Alberta PCs Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Making Big, Dumb Errors In Election Campaign | VICE | Canada

​The Alberta PCs Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Making Big, Dumb Errors In Election Campaign | VICE | Canada | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Progressive Conservatives—a political dynasty that's ruled over Alberta since 1971—has been on an impressive run of self-inflicted wounds.
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One incident that seems to have been unfortunately neglected in the national discourse is that he kicked off the election to the tune of Nickelback's "Burn It to the Ground," a song which features such Nickelbackisms such as "Oh, we got no class, no taste, no shirt, shit faced." 

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The man behind Prentice’s election campaign stays behind the curtain

The man behind Prentice’s election campaign stays behind the curtain | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The silence that surrounds Randy Dawson has created a mystique about the adviser who regularly makes bad things go away
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Jonathan Denis resigns as justice minister amid 'legal proceedings'

Jonathan Denis resigns as justice minister amid 'legal proceedings' | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta's Justice Minister has resigned following "legal proceedings" involving his estranged wife, Premier Jim Prentice announced Saturday.
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Alberta election debate ‘math’ remark could subtract voters for PC’s Jim Prentice

Alberta election debate ‘math’ remark could subtract voters for PC’s Jim Prentice | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
RT @derrickokeefe: I wonder if Jim Prentice will be able to get his Enbridge gig back. http://t.co/CY47j4v7Lq #abvote #abdebate #abpoli #cd…
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for the love of learning: PC no-shows at public events all over Alberta

for the love of learning: PC no-shows at public events all over Alberta | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
RT @joe_bower: PC no-shows at public events all over Alberta http://t.co/VztYUbEw0w #PCnoShow #ableg #abvote #RDvote #abed
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Dirks vs. The School Trustees

Dirks vs. The School Trustees | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
RT @GregClark4AB: It's @gordondirks vs. school trustees. Here's my take. http://t.co/qmoADG8sys #ableg #abvote
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Suck it up #diabetics #abhealth #abvote - Kees Den Hartigh | Facebook

Suck it up #diabetics #abhealth #abvote
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