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War of words between MLAs over teleconference response | CTV Edmonton

War of words between MLAs over teleconference response | CTV Edmonton | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
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Education Act consultation a ‘sham’ - Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune - Alberta, CA

Education Act consultation a ‘sham’ - Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune - Alberta, CA | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools is calling Bill 2 (the Education Act) the beginning of the demise of Catholic education in Alberta...
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Swann Lake - Calgary Herald (blog)

It's not your usual political fundraiser, but a modern dance performance this weekend about the democratic deficit in Alberta promises to be memorable.

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PC MLAs to return part of the No-Meet Committee pay - Global Edmonton

PC MLAs to return part of the No-Meet Committee pay - Global Edmonton | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Progressive Conservative MLAs are being forced to return their committee pay, retroactive to when Alison Redford became Premier six months ago.

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Alberta to ban smoking in cars carrying children - Edmonton Journal (blogs) (blog)

Alberta to ban smoking in cars carrying children - Edmonton Journal (blogs) (blog) | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

In a rare moment of partisan agreement prior to the provincial election, Alberta MLAs have approved an opposition bill that will make it illegal to smoke in...

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Alberta Liberal Caucus

Alberta Liberal Caucus | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

On a historic day for Alberta’s children and the Alberta Legislature, Official Opposition Leader Raj Sherman’s Bill 203 to protect children from second-hand smoke in vehicles passed third reading and will come into force when proclaimed.

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AB teachers call for inclusive comprehensive public education

Alberta’s teachers are calling on the government to resist pressure from home-schooling advocates to change Bill 2, the Education Act, in ways that would erode public education in Alberta. Alberta Teachers’ Association President Carol Henderson believes the bill’s provisions related to diversity and respect are part of a sound framework for quality public education. She suggests that the real problems are with charter schools.

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Say no to AIMCo’s plea to borrow, Sherman demands of Redford | Chris Tahn MLA Candidate Calgary-Klein

“AIMCo is entrusted with billions of dollars that are crucial to stability in the lives of tens of thousands of retired municipal and provincial civil servants, university employees, police officers and judges as well as the future lives of our children through the Heritage Fund,” Sherman says. You don’t borrow on those funds to try and hike your rate of return. It’s reckless and irresponsible.”

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Mason: Albertans may foot the bill for massive, profitable power exports | Alberta NDP Caucus

Mason: Albertans may foot the bill for massive, profitable power exports | Alberta NDP Caucus | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

The NDP has learned that both Direct Energy and Capital Power applied in January for electricity export permits to the U.S. from Alberta. The applications indicate each company wants to be able to export up to about 34,649 GWh per year for 10 years. That’s two thirds of all the power currently consumed in Alberta.

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Kent Hehr Introduces Homeowner Protection Act

Kent Hehr Introduces Homeowner Protection Act | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Tweet Unfortunately, shoddy condo construction has been an issue in the constituency of Calgary Buffalo and Alberta, in general. Homeowners across this province need better protection, plain and simple.
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Election writ set to drop after Wednesday budget - MetroNews Canada

The governing Progressive Conservatives and the upstart Wildrose party are running one-two in the polls as Premier Alison Redford prepares to call the campaign shortly after her caucus...

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Education on the lips of candidates at teachers' forum - CTV.ca

Education on the lips of candidates at teachers' forum - CTV.ca | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Candidates debated the big education issues Saturday at the Alberta Teachers Association's all candidate forum.

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Tories to repay 6 months pay from “no-meet” committee | Edmonton Journal

Tory whip Robin Campbell announced late Tuesday the governing Conservatives will pay back an estimated $80,000 in salary earned for sitting on a committee that hasn't met since 2008.

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Update: Wildrose wants Education Minister fired over remarks

Update: Wildrose wants Education Minister fired over remarks | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Last time I checked, the PCs had a majority so this blaming of the Opposition rings a little hollow.

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Braid: Tories out of time to clean up mess started in 2008

With an election near, the PCs are out of time to escape two explosive booby traps they set for themselves in 2008.
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Government MLAs to pay back some no-meet money - Edmonton Journal

Government MLAs to pay back some no-meet money - Edmonton Journal | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Alberta government MLAs will pay back an estimated $80000 in salary earned for sitting on a committee that hasn't met since 2008.

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Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman responds to the Speech from the Throne

Calls on government to follow Liberal lead on a number of issues including eliminating school fees, calling it a tax on families.

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Yes! Big Ideas about your Power Bill

Yes! Big Ideas about your Power Bill | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Yes! Kent Hehr and the Alberta Liberal Party have some Big Ideas about your power bill… Electricity deregulation has not been accompanied with the promised reductions in prices - it’s time for smart changes to the system that will...

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TAXES AND FISCAL POLICY

TAXES AND FISCAL POLICY | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
As the adage goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes. In Alberta, taxes have often meant certain death, at least to any politician’s hopes of getting elected.
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Legislative Assembly of Alberta - Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing Committee

List of committee members. 

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Election 2012: the hot-button issues

Election 2012: the hot-button issues | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The province spends more than $6.2 billion annually to school Alberta children, making education one (Very much agree. Education is a significant issue, esp w/ this gov't.
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Hundreds gather at Legislature to protest new education act

Hundreds gather at Legislature to protest new education act | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
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No whistleblower legislation in the offing - Calgary Herald

No whistleblower legislation in the offingCalgary HeraldBut for opposition parties, the issue is particularly acute in Alberta given the Health Quality Council report last month that found a culture of “fear and alienation” where some doctors and ...
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Yes! Big Ideas about Supporting New Albertans

Yes! Big Ideas about Supporting New Albertans | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Yes! Kent Hehr and the Alberta Liberal Party have some Big Ideas about supporting new Albertans… Calgary Buffalo is one of the most culturally diverse constituencies in all of Alberta.

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