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Braid: Redford will wear this retreat from her health inquiry promise

Braid: Redford will wear this retreat from her health inquiry promise | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
After all the solemn vows, after months of PC trumpeting, we end up with a Seinfeldian health inquiry about nothing at all. It’s not clear if Premier Alison Redford broke her promise, or her cabinet did it for her.
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Western Canadian employers court the Irish

Provincial delegations laying the groundwork to attract workers for construction boom from economically devastated country...
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Alberta's electoral system ailing, says democracy watchdog

Add to the list candidates running for office while serving in senior leadership roles in media and you've got a recipe for a democracy seriously compromised. 

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samanthawrivers's comment, February 29, 2012 3:13 PM
This is depressing. No wonder angry Albertans can barely haul their buts over to a polling station. That is, if they know where it is. We'd better get out & register our outrage this election or else the PCs will completely own the leg. Might as well change our provincial symbol to the Banana. or the Stars & Stripes.
Jody MacPherson's comment, February 29, 2012 3:19 PM
Yes, I agree. It is depressing. But the best cure is to get out and vote for change. Or get involved and speak up. Even the effort you made to comment helps! Thank you. Share this story widely!
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ThreeHundredEight.com: Alberta Tories in driver's seat

ThreeHundredEight.com: Alberta Tories in driver's seat | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

CTV released a new poll by ThinkHQ Public Affairs for the Alberta provincial election last week, and it echoes what some other polls have been showing. Also released last week were a few riding polls for Lethbridge, indicating that the Tories are on track to sweep the city after it was closely contested in 2008.

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Alberta prescribes doctors 1-year salary deal - Edmonton - CBC News

Alberta is imposing a one-year salary agreement on the province's 7,400 doctors.
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Health care innovation requires real political courage | Troy Media

Feb. 28, 2012/ Troy Media/ - Innovation should start by transforming compensation models that are lacking any incentives related to patient outcomes. (MT @picardonhealth: Healthcare #innovation requires real political courage.
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Timing of doctors' salary deal 'terrible politics,' says Liberal critic - Edmonton Journal

Timing of doctors' salary deal 'terrible politics,' says Liberal criticEdmonton JournalEDMONTON - The imposed one-year salary deal for Alberta doctors is the Tories' attempt to buy labour peace before the spring vote, says the Liberal health critic.
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Candidates getting ready for provincial election - High River Times - Alberta, CA

Candidates getting ready for provincial election - High River Times - Alberta, CA | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The writ hasn’t been dropped yet but as everyone knows the election is coming and the two major candidates in Highwood are preparing themselves... (Highwood candidates are getting ready!
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Taxpayers footing the bill for Redford blitz

Taxpayers footing the bill for Redford blitz | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

With her first election as party leader looming, Ms. Redford’s government is spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on campaign-style events.

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AMA welcomes one-year salary deal; promises to continue speaking out on health care

AMA welcomes one-year salary deal; promises to continue speaking out on health care | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The head of the Alberta Medical Association said the government’s “unilateral” decision to impose a one-year salary arrangement for physicians will not stop doctors from publicly advocating, despite suggestions from opposition critics the move is...
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Behind Closed Doors: Valerie Wolski and the Chamber of Secrets | Edmonton Journal

Few stories I've ever covered as a journalist have left me as angry and frustrated as the death of Valerie Wolski. Wolski, 41, a trained and experienced mental health worker, had one of the toughest jobs in the world.
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The Tyee – Alberta Plays Catch-up on Frack Front

Alberta's energy regulating agency yesterday held a technical briefing for media on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The picture that emerged was of a province playing catch-up with continental events that have other governments' regulators and researchers on high alert.

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Alberta government imposes 1 year contract deal on doctors

Alberta government imposes 1 year contract deal on doctors (RT @GlobalEdmonton: Alberta government imposes 1 year contract deal on doctors.)...
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Alberta Liberal Caucus

“Alison Redford and her PC government are guilty as sin,” says Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman. “The fact that they refuse to hold a public inquiry into any of the damning conclusions of last week’s HQCA report tells us all we need to know: they don’t want Albertans to know the truth.”

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Opposition says the government offering the wrong answer to questions over health care

A public inquiry into Alberta’s health system will only look into concerns of queue jumping for medical services and won’t address concerns of physician intimidation and muzzling raised in last week’s report by the Health Quality Council of Alberta.
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U of C expects to cut enrolment by up to 500 students to balance budget

Enrolment at the University of Calgary is expected to be cut by as many as 500 students the school announced Tuesday as it posted a balanced budget and a nominal tuition fee hike.
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: FEB. 24 2012? Redford promises inquiry to explore queue jumping, doctor bullying - Edmonton - CBC News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: FEB. 24 2012? Redford promises inquiry to explore queue jumping, doctor bullying - Edmonton - CBC News | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Premier Alison Redford is promising that complaints from doctors who say they have been ignored, abused, punished and even fired for speaking out on poor patient care will be part of an upcoming public inquiry.
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Health inquiry will only cover issue of queue-jumping: Minister

CALGARY — A public inquiry into the health care system will look only at the issue of queue-jumping, according to the terms of reference released by Health Minister Fred Horne Tuesday.
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Alberta doctors association calls one year deal imposed by province disappointing

Alberta doctors association calls one year deal imposed by province disappointing (some other stories: docs disappointed over one year deal with prov: http://t.co/bxRZWcKG #ableg #yeg...)...
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McGuinty's backhand gift to Redford

McGuinty's backhand gift to Redford | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
For Premier Alison Redford, the timing couldn't have been better.
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You can't take the tar sands out of the climate equation - Globe and Mail

You can't take the tar sands out of the climate equation - Globe and Mail | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Globe and MailYou can't take the tar sands out of the climate equationGlobe and Mail... of Alberta tar sands to global warming.
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Committee signs off on controversial power lines | Acv - Local News | Airdrie City View

Committee signs off on controversial power lines | Acv - Local News | Airdrie City View | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
The Airdrie City View, your source for Airdrie news, events, and more (New power lines one step closer to fruition: http://t.co/zImW0Km6 #airdrie #abpoli #ableg...)...
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15 races to watch in alberta’s 2012 election.

15 races to watch in alberta’s 2012 election. | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

In the lead up to the Alberta’s 2012 election, I have identified fifteen constituencies across the province that could produce interesting contests and results when the election is called.

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The Tyee – Dispatch from Alberta's War in the Woods

The Tyee – Dispatch from Alberta's War in the Woods | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

I further explained that as our reward for trying to stop that destruction, an executive director with Alberta's oxymoronic Sustainable Resource Development ministry had issued me and my cohorts with an order to stay off all public land in this province.

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Alberta condo construction woes flagged 3 years ago - Edmonton - CBC News

A government committee identified problems with Alberta's residential construction practices and lax inspection regime three years ago, but critics say the committee's recommendations have never been acted upon.
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