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Gary Mar ordered to take leave of absence by Premier Redford after Edmonton fundraiser

Gary Mar ordered to take leave of absence by Premier Redford after Edmonton fundraiser | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
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tgif! alberta election candidate update – march 2012 (part 2).

Updated list of Alberta election candidates

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Mudslinging: Alberta’s latest growth industry

The dearth of attack ads in recent Alberta politics is testimony to its one-party nature (Is Colby referring to my age again?
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Party Leaders At A Glance (Feb 29th-Mar 7th) | AlbertaTweets

Party Leaders At A Glance (Feb 29th-Mar 7th) | AlbertaTweets | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

An Infographic showing how political leaders are doing on social media!

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Wildrose leader pushes for pipeline to Maritimes

Wildrose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith, sounding an alarm about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the B.C. coast, argued Thursday that an oilsands pipeline should instead go to Atlantic Canada.
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'You are with us or against us'; Controversies reveal a ruling party intolerant of any dissent, former provincial Tory says

When Keith Wilson began giving speeches in rural Alberta about the government's controversial landuse legislation, he noticed something odd.
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$870,000 and rising for an Alberta legislature committee that hasn’t met since 2008

$870,000 and rising for an Alberta legislature committee that hasn’t met since 2008 | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
An honour recognizing examples of government waste has been bestowed on Alberta MLAs for serving on a committee that has failed to meet in more than three years yet continues to pay members $1,000 a month.
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Alberta Legislature committee wins dubious award | CTV Edmonton

Alberta Legislature committee wins dubious award | CTV Edmonton | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
CTV Edmonton - Alberta Legislature committee wins dubious award - Canadian Television (RT @TVArmstrong: I'm glad I'm on vacay for a few days after this #ableg story.)...
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Thousands paid for Alberta MLA committee that never meets - Calgary - CBC News

Alberta is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for a quarter of its politicians to sit on a committee that never meets, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation reported Wednesday.
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Drug shortage causing stress for Alberta cancer patients

Drug shortage causing stress for Alberta cancer patients | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Drug shortage causing stress for Alberta cancer patients (Drug shortage causing stress for Alberta cancer patients.)...
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tory attack ad tame by all standards.

Tweet This Post (#ableg #abvote #yeg #yyc New Post: The new Progressive Conservative attack ad is tame by all standards.)...
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Journal hits ‘New’ high in its support of Redford.

So, what do you think of the new PC party slogan, ‘New Conservatives’?

Pretty catchy, eh? You can take that into an election.

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PC party ad

Listen to PC party ad by Calgary Herald | Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere to friends, family and the world with SoundCloud, the world's largest community of sound creators.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES APRIL 2011: Tory culture of fear and intimidation spreads to Alberta's universities

New information provided to Official Opposition Leader David Swann reveals that the Tory culture of fear in the medical profession has grown so bad that physician intimidation is common even in our universities.

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Laurie Blakeman asks about censorship on the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund

Laurie asks the Minister of Culture and Community Services whether the "expert panel" on the Grant Steam Guidelines (page 6 http://culture.alberta.ca/forms/A... (What is this expert panel assessing?
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Dr. Cooke centre fight not over - Meridian Booster

Dr. Cooke centre fight not overMeridian BoosterIt also came, very conveniently, on the same day as a visit from Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith.
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Journal nominated for two National Newspaper Awards

Journal nominated for two National Newspaper Awards | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
A veteran Edmonton Journal writer and editor has been recognized with a 2011 National Newspaper Award nomination in political reporting.
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The pay's steady and the hours are even better

The pay's steady and the hours are even better | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Imagine you were getting paid $1,000 a month to do work above and beyond your regular job.
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Bulk buying of pharmaceutical drugs unintentionally led to drug shortage: health official

Worrisome drug shortages have become the unintended consequence of provinces such as Alberta looking to save money through bulk buying of pharmaceuticals, says a Health Canada doctors.
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Alberta politics in dire straits

Alberta politics in dire straits | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Politics in Alberta. Money for nothing and the cheques for free. Dire straits indeed. (Alberta politics in dire straits: Politics in Alberta. Money for nothing and the cheques for free.
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Labour federation says energy companies made millions exploiting government loophole

Labour federation says energy companies made millions exploiting government loophole | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Alberta Federation of Labour says energy companies exploited a loophole in the province’s (RT @Bruce4Varsity: Good read, AFL says energy companies made millions exploiting #abgov stimulus $ http://t.co/uykbK7Zc...
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Leskiw on $1,000-a-month committee that never meets

Bonnyville-Cold Lake MLA Genia Leskiw answers questions about her work on the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and P... (RT @rickmil: Wow!
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Tories to launch ads slamming Wildrose on drunk driving law

CALGARY — The Alberta PC party is set to launch radio ads tomorrow slamming the Wildrose for its stance on the province’s new drunk driving law and warning voters “Danielle Smith and the Wildrose: not worth the risk.” Premier Alison Redford is...
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Full-day kindergarten pledge falls short

Alberta Liberal education critic Kent Hehr said he doesn't see the Tories putting money or a real commitment behind the full-day program. The Calgary-Buffalo MLA said the budget doesn't contain firm numbers for staffing or building new school infrastructure.

 

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Cooper: Tory mechanics keep political machine well oiled - Calgary Herald

Cooper: Tory mechanics keep political machine well oiled. Thus, the machine gets a donation from a publicly funded body and Elections Alberta can't trace anything to the real payment source.

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