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Wildrose and PC leaders look ahead to 2017 with hope and worry

Dec 19 2016 — Emma Graney — Wildrose leader Brian Jean admits he has had a very strange year indeed. Personally, his house and belongings, and those of four family members, were all reduced to ash in the Fort McMurray wildfire in May, yet he married “the most wonderful woman in the world” over the summer. Politically, his party saw a huge […]

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Wildrose accuses NDP of operating secret financial arm

Dec 13 2016 — Emma Graney — A Calgary strip mall office has Alberta’s official Opposition crying foul about an NDP “shadow organization” operating under the radar of election finance rules. The NDP says it has been on the books for years and accused Wildrose of muddying the waters. The office belongs to the Calgary and District New Democrat House Society. NDP […]

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Calls for Alberta Human Services Minister’s resignation met with silence

Dec 8 2016 — Emma Graney — The official opposition has called for the resignation of Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir, after revelations his department failed to give the RCMP an internal report about the death of a four-year-old child in government care. Wildrose House Leader Nathan Cooper called the oversight “unbelievable.” “We’re shocked, we’re appalled,” Cooper told Postmedia Wednesday night. Sabir […]

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Wildrose Leader denounces ‘Trump-style hate politics’ in Alberta

Dec 5 2016 — Emma Graney — Wildrose Leader Brian Jean has denounced what the NDP branded “Trump-style hate politics” in Alberta, following a weekend rally in Edmonton that included homophobic signs and devolved into chants calling for Premier Rachel Notley to be locked up. “I don’t think there’s any place for it in Albertan politics,” Jean told reporters Monday. “I wish […]

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Wildrose leader won’t link break-in to recruitment calls by PCs

Nov 28 2016 — Emma Graney — Wildrose Leader Brian Jean isn’t saying if he thinks the break-in and theft of laptops from his party’s headquarters in Edmonton was politically motivated. The investigation is in the hands of police, he said Monday. The Nov. 7 break-in, news of which was emailed to Wildrose party members over the weekend in Jean’s monthly update, […]

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Kenney could be fined, voices frustration at PC party

Nov 17 2016 — Emma Graney — Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney could be hit with a $20,000 fine after showing up near a delegate selection meeting Wednesday night in southeast Edmonton. The party’s leadership rules ban candidates from being “in or near” a selection meeting, but Kenney’s team hosted a hospitality suite at the Mill Woods golf course clubhouse, metres […]

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Jason Kenney asked to leave the building, but team leaves ecstatic with results of Alberta PC delegate race

Nov 17 2016 — Emma Graney — A quiet evening at the Mill Woods golf course in Edmonton Wednesday was the epicentre of a political battle that could dissolve the party that ruled Alberta for 44 years. Cloaked against a light fall chill, Edmonton-Ellerslie Progressive Conservatives filed into the clubhouse, ready to elect 15 delegates to send to the party’s leadership convention […]

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Premier Rachel Notley unveils funds for new $25/day childcare centres

Nov 16 2016 — Emma Graney — A $10-million investment in Alberta’s childcare system aims to create 1,000 new affordable daycare spaces. It’s the first step in overhauling the province’s childcare system — 18 new early learning and daycare centres across the province, with flexible hours, per-day fees capped at $25 and support for children with diverse needs. Affordable childcare was one […]

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Premier Notley talks Trump: Pipelines, climate change and women in politics

Nov 10 2016 — Emma Graney — Premier Rachel Notley extended congratulations Wednesday to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, but vowed to continue with the NDP’s climate plan and defend Alberta’s interests during any review of trade agreements under the new administration. The U.S. is Alberta’s most significant energy market. Notley said her government will work closely with industry to potentially grow that […]