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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.

What do you mean, you’ve never heard of ‘New Conservative...
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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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Goudreau thrown under campaign bus

Goudreau thrown under campaign bus | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Premier Alison Redford managed a neat trick on the weekend.
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Horne under fire at town hall meeting over status of health care - Edmonton Journal

Horne under fire at town hall meeting over status of health care - Edmonton Journal | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Horne under fire at town hall meeting over status of health care. With an election call potentially just weeks away — and Alberta's doctors promising to ramp up public advocacy — Horne and representatives from four opposition parties...

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Alberta Tories launch $425K ad campaign as election looms

Alberta Tories launch $425K ad campaign as election looms | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Don’t let the Alberta government tag fool you. What we’ve got here is a pure political piece of work, an ad where the provincial Tories want to get you to vote for them and they use your dough to try and do it.

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www.albertadoctors.org - Let's talk about health care

www.albertadoctors.org - Let's talk about health care | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
We realize that Albertans have concerns about their health care. We have concerns, too.
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Dementia patient dies after being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs - Edmonton - CBC News

An Edmonton woman died after being given double the prescribed dose of a powerful psychiatric drug that is not approved for patients with dementia, CBC News has learned...
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cindy ady not seeking re-election, hector goudreau demoted, and raj sherman tweets about university intimidation.

cindy ady not seeking re-election, hector goudreau demoted, and raj sherman tweets about university intimidation. | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Liberal Party leader Raj Sherman is accusing the provincial government of intimating the University of Alberta‘s interim Dean of Medicine & Dentistry Verna Yiu. Dr. Sherman tweeted that he could not understand why the interim Dean cancelled his grand rounds and suggested that the decision was caused by “the intimidating arm of the #pcaa.”

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The BikeBike Blog: Where is our Provincial Bicycle Strategy?

Without any sort of provincial direction and accommodation, all of these individual municipalities are forced to fight the exact same battles as the next community - wasting time and energy - and ultimately making progress at best slow and at worst, virtually impossible.

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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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Alberta doctors demand end to political interference - Calgary Herald

Alberta doctors demand end to political interference - Calgary Herald | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Alberta doctors demand end to political interference. A judicial inquiry on health care will only examine allegations of queue-jumping in the Alberta medical system.

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Tory bullies lose their hand with poker-faced advocate

The president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association was handed a royal flush late last week, and when given the opportunity to lay down her cards and crow a bit during a Herald editorial board meeting Monday, she betrayed not the least...
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Wildrose claims budget ads blatant electioneering by Tories

Wildrose claims budget ads blatant electioneering by Tories | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Redford government is under attack from opposition members over spending more than $1.3 million of taxpayers’ money on advertising campaigns — including $425,000 promoting the 2012 budget — just weeks before an election call.
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Updated: Opposition condemns Redford for beefing up her communications staff

Premier Alison Redford has nearly tripled the size of her communications staff and is spending $425,000 in public money to advertise her party’s proposed provincial budget, the government confirmed Tuesday.
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Elections Alberta investigating 52 claims of improper donations

Elections Alberta investigating 52 claims of improper donations | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta’s chief electoral officer is now investigating more than 50 cases of alleged illegal donations to political parties — and actively weighing how best to penalize those responsible.
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Politics - The Globe and Mail

If Alberta’s opposition parties were looking for some firepower to attack the long-ruling Progressive Conservative government, ammunition seems to conveniently keep dropping at their doorsteps as the province heads toward a spring election.

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Braid: Low-level bullying is bad, but high-level bulling is fine

Low-level bullying is bad, but high-level bulling is fine. There’s the latest news flash from an inconsistent government.
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