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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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Oil execs say Notley more 'collaborative' than Conservative government in tackling royalties

Oil execs say Notley more 'collaborative' than Conservative government in tackling royalties | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
'The door, actually, compared with the last time we looked at a royalty review, seems to be much further open,' Husky Energy chief operating officer Rob Peabody said
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New education minister pressing ahead with school-lunch program, full-day kindergarten, school-fee reductions

New education minister pressing ahead with school-lunch program, full-day kindergarten, school-fee reductions | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The NDP government announcement reversing unpopular education cuts is a signal of what’s to come for education in Alberta, says the province’s new education minister.
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Alberta Party Leader calls for changes to living allowances for MLAs

Alberta Party Leader calls for changes to living allowances for MLAs | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark is calling for changes
to the living allowance provided to MLAs who travel
more than 60 kilometres to work at the legislature,
saying the rules are
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Alberta NDP to make education announcement

Alberta NDP to make education announcement | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta's NDP government is set to make an
announcement about provincial education funding on
Thursday as Alberta school boards grapple with a
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Alberta Teachers Association President Mark Ramsankar is encouraging school boards to "just spend some time and wait for the new numbers" in order to avoid making unnecessary reductions to staff. He said the ATA is aware of some memos circulating "showing support staff being used as part of a target to balance budgets."

 

"I don't believe making plans or building a budget on numbers that are old because they're the only ones available," Ramsankar said, adding teachers need employment certainty soon so they before the school year begins in September.

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Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley suspends rookie over photo

Incoming Alberta Premier Rachel Notley suspends rookie over photo | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Deborah Drever will sit as an Independent after the government is sworn in on Sunday
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Braid: The MLA, the photo, and Notley's massive challenges

Braid: The MLA, the photo, and Notley's massive challenges | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Warning: Includes graphic content Premier Designate Rachel Notley has a lot to worry about — her new government's budget, a throne speech, picking a cabinet, nominating a legislature speaker and .....
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Long-term strategy, preparation behind ‘shocking’ NDP win

Long-term strategy, preparation behind ‘shocking’ NDP win | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The orange tsunami that hit Alberta on Tuesday night was not a freak storm. When Rachel Notley’s NDP won a commanding 53-seat majority, pundits said the victory was “stunning,” “shocking,” even “a lesson from the increasingly unpredictable voter.”
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...Third, have the leader say: “My name is Rachel Notley, and I’m running to be your premier.” That way, you’re not asking Albertans to become New Democrats, you’re asking them to ask themselves: Who do I like best as my premier?


So true. So many political parties run their election campaigns like they're on a party membership drive. They are two different things.

 

Not only do you have to say what you stand for, but show that you know how to attract a wide range of people, organize and win. That's how you earn people's trust and their vote.

 

Liberals, take note.

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New NDP government has small business sector cautiously optimistic › The Lethbridge Herald – myLH.ca

New NDP government has small business sector cautiously optimistic › The Lethbridge Herald – myLH.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
RT @ShannanLittle: Whaat? The CFIB is optimistic about an NDP govt? http://t.co/I68U9RZQlY #abpoli #abvote #canlab
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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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$1,930 monthly living allowance for MLAs too generous, Alberta Party Leader says

$1,930 monthly living allowance for MLAs too generous, Alberta Party Leader says | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark said Tuesday the flat-rate living allowance enjoyed by MLAs who live more than 60 kilometres from the provincial legislature is too generous and offers no incentive to save public dollars.
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Teachers and boards 'thrilled' with education funding announcement

Teachers and boards 'thrilled' with education funding announcement | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
School boards and teacher's associations are celebrating an announcement by the NDP government that will boost the education budget by $103 million.
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Braid: Insults and arrogance won't rebuild the troubled PCs

Braid: Insults and arrogance won't rebuild the troubled PCs | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
You might think the Progressive Conservatives' worst new problem is the nasty personal attack on the new health minister but there's something almost as damaging, if not so sensational.
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Big Oil to Rachel Notley: Bring on a carbon tax

Big Oil to Rachel Notley: Bring on a carbon tax | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
How much has the political landscape in Alberta changed? Big Oil is now pushing for a carbon tax.
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Tories let go of staff, close offices after election loss

Tories let go of staff, close offices after election loss | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Progressive Conservative party that dominated Alberta politics for four decades has laid off all but one of its staff members and plans to close its two offices in Edmonton and Calgary following last week’s election loss, former party president Bill Smith said Friday. Smith, co-chair of a postelection transition committee with party president Terri […]
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Braid: After 43 years, the Alberta government isn't so easy to occupy

Braid: After 43 years, the Alberta government isn't so easy to occupy | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
It's a bit of a mess, this government changeover. Rachel Notley's New Democrats are struggling to get organized. For the PC government (yes, they're still the government) and Premier Jim Prentice (...
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Laura Lynn Johnston turns Peter MacKay 'Albertastan' comment into t-shirt - CBC.ca

Laura Lynn Johnston turns Peter MacKay 'Albertastan' comment into t-shirt - CBC.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A graphic designer in Edmonton has now turned an off-handed comment made by Justice Minister Peter MacKay into a T-shirt.
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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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