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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
Hundreds gather at Legislature to protest new education act...
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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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Health-care issues leaving Redford 'very vulnerable,' analyst says - Edmonton Journal

Health-care issues leaving Redford 'very vulnerable,' analyst says - Edmonton Journal | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Health-care issues leaving Redford 'very vulnerable,' analyst says. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman, an emergency room physician punted from the Tory caucus for publicly criticizing government's approach to health care, said the...

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Province to share new school projects before election call - Calgary Herald

Province to share new school projects before election call - Calgary Herald | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Province to share new school projects before election callCalgary HeraldEarlier this month, northern Alberta Progressive Conservative MLA Hector Goudreau had to resign as chairman of a government committee after a letter he wrote to the Holy Family...
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Alberta rejects first nations refinery as too risky - Globe and Mail

Alberta rejects first nations refinery as too risky - Globe and Mail | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Globe and MailAlberta rejects first nations refinery as too riskyGlobe and MailAlberta Liberal energy critic Kent Hehr has asked the ethics commissioner to investigate “the sudden reversal” in the Alberta government's involvement in the project,...
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When will PC committee members cough up the cash? | Calgary Herald

With opposition MLAs rushing to return pay they got from the no-meet-no-work committee, PC members might not be far behind. At least, they shouldn’t be, if they know what’s good for their electoral health.
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Red tape worsens Alberta labour shortages

Nimble immigration policies will be needed if Alberta is to cope with a looming shortage of skilled workers that threatens to stall the rush of projects planned in the energy sector.
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Health inquiry won’t include intimidation allegations

Health inquiry won’t include intimidation allegations | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Health Minister Fred Horne stood his ground on the nature of the province’s public health-care inquiry Saturday, indicating recent calls from representatives of Alberta’s 7,200 doctors to expand the probe’s scope to look at alleged physician would not sway his government.

 

Horne noted he also met with the medical association last week: “I’m not sure exactly what he’s looking for. I certainly expressed my regret and the regret of the government yesterday when I spoke to doctors (about) the experiences that many of them have reported enduring and I’ll continue to do that every opportunity I get.”

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Received this in response to my tweet to a link about the Edmonton Journal story on physician intimidation by Jodie Sinnema.

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Debate hosted by the Alberta Teachers' Association

albertateachers @ USTREAM: The Alberta Teachers' Association, as the professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances public education, safegua...
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MLAs paid nearly $1M after 14 minutes of work

Ray Prins, the chairman of “The Committee-That-Never-Meets,” made it clear during its last meeting 40 months ago that the next meeting “could be 20 years from now.”

In case that wasn’t clear enough or might be interpreted as a turn of phrase, he also said, “there are probably no more meetings scheduled any time soon.”

And yet Prins, who is paid $18,000 a year to chair the standing committee on privileges and elections, standing orders and printing, was quoted in Friday’s Herald saying: “I have done nothing wrong. Why would I give money back?”

 

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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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Yes! Big Ideas about the Environment | Kent Hehr

Yes! Big Ideas about the Environment | Kent Hehr | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Kent Hehr and the Alberta Liberal Party have some Big Ideas about protecting the environment in Alberta… In Alberta, energy and environment are two sides of the same coin and are not easily separated.
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UNDER-FUNDING AND CORRUPTION IN ALBERTA

UNDER-FUNDING AND CORRUPTION IN ALBERTA | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
ChangeAlberta blog is for discussion about issues, progressive parties (NDP, Liberal, Alberta Party, and EverGreen) and how strategic voting can prevent vote-splitting in the 2012 Alberta election. After 40 years of Tory PR ...
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Wildrose MLA Hinman decides he will give back “no-meet” committee pay

Wildrose MLA Hinman decides he will give back “no-meet” committee pay | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Wildrose MLA Paul Hinman abruptly reversed course Saturday, saying he will return all the money he received for membership on the now infamous “no-meet” legislative committee.
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Yes! Big Ideas about Arts, Culture, Amateur Sport

Yes! Big Ideas about Arts, Culture, Amateur Sport | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it

Yes! Kent Hehr and the Alberta Liberal Party have some Big Ideas about improving arts, culture, and amateur sport in Alberta… The arts enrich our lives. They can give life meaning.

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Little support for land-use laws | Local News | Lethbridge Herald

Lethbridge Herald is the leading paper in the Lethbridge, Alberta, area. Our local paper has been serving southern Alberta since 1905.
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Grit leader Raj Sherman to the rescue in rollover

Grit leader Raj Sherman to the rescue in rollover | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
It’s a situation Liberal party Leader Raj Sherman where knew what to do, courtesy of his work as an emergency room doctor.
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2012-03-28 (Talk) Water for Tomorrow — AlbertaWilderness

2012-03-28 (Talk) Water for Tomorrow — AlbertaWilderness | Politics in Alberta | Scoop.it
Alberta Wilderness Association Tuesday Talks Program Presents an All-Party Candidates Forum in Calgary on Water Issues.
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Anonymous donors revealed: Numbered companies gave $191,000 to Tory leadership | Edmonton Journal

Who owns the numbered companies that gave thousands to Tory leadership candidates? The six would-be leaders accepted nearly $200,000 from nameless numbered companies during the 2011 leadership race, allowing key donors to remain anonymous.
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