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Thomson: It's been 100 years since Alberta Liberals had much to cheer about

The result was the election of former PC MLA Raj Sherman as leader. The spiral became a nosedive. The party has also tried changing its...

Braid: How an Alberta premier gets popular, except in Alberta ...

Your typical Canadian appears to have considerable regard for Premier Rachel Notley. The species of Canadian called Albertan, however, generally does not.and more »...

Danielle Smith: If you knew Jim like I did

. logo-header More from . Published on: October 14, 2016 | Last Updated: October 15, 2016 6:41 AM MDT. Danielle Smith says she still...

Former Liberal leader Sherman fined by Elections Alberta

Former Alberta Liberal leader Raj Sherman was fined $500 by the province's chief electoral officer for breaking provincial donation limits, but the constituency association and...

Opinion: New city tax powers are still on the table

Jim Prentice, Alison Redford and Ed Stelmach all either said no to new city tax powers, or required citywide referendums first. When asked by media...

Braid: Bombshell allegations at a farm agency run by PC appointees

We should remember that ex-Premier Alison Redford's adventures didn't clear that bar. Brad Klak, the $485,000-a-year president and managing director of AFSC, is tagged with...

Braid: Carbon levy passes, Albertans face taxing years ahead

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley (right) and Government House Leader Brian Mason (left) discussed the government's accomplishments during the spring sitting of the legislature. The media...

Braid: Even Danielle Smith has some kind words for how the NDP are handling the wildfire

Smith is impressed by the trust Premier Rachel Notley shows in Jean, especially after her own shunning at the hands of Alison Redford's PCs. “They've...

Braid: NDP handling of fire wins praise, even from Danielle Smith

Smith is impressed by the trust Premier Rachel Notley shows in Jean, especially after her own shunning at the hands of Alison Redford's PCs. “They've...

Brian Mason dismisses Springbank landowner group's claims as 'wrong' and 'overblown'

In a statement, Don't Damn Springbank described Transportation Minister Brian Mason's claim last week in the Alberta legislature that the government is “in the process...

Breakenridge: It's too soon to assess NDP's response to Fort McMurray wildfire

For example, history is proving unkind toward the Alison Redford government's handling of the 2013 flood. Subsequent revelations about the premier's own itinerary in the...

Editorial: Answers are required

Some Albertans may still flinch at the mention of Alison Redford, whose time as premier was marked by seemingly endless tales of lavish spending —...

Nelson: Albertans don't need think-tanks to figure this out

Last time he was asked for his sage advice on this particular conjuring trick, Manning ended up surmising that, yes indeed, Danielle Smith and her...

Provincial money for green transit but no cash yet for Green Line train project

Alberta Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation Brian Mason and Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi shake hands after a press conference for Green TRIP initiative...

Auditor takes aim at handling of Alberta's disaster recovery program

When Hughes announced the contract would end, then-Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said in the legislature that “LandLink has been a man-made disaster for those who've...

Alberta applauds Ottawa for fast-tracking infrastructure cash

The federal government's plan to fast-track infrastructure cash to Alberta and Saskatchewan to help the oil-reliant provinces through a major fiscal crisis is “welcome news,”...

Editorial: The plane truth

More recently, Alison Redford raised eyebrows for her high-flying ways during her time in office, both on government planes and commercial aircraft. Just before she...

Notley government could make further changes after wide-ranging policy reviews

The former Progressive Conservative government, especially when Alison Redford was at the helm, drew heat for its extensive use of policy reviews. “There used to...

As Alberta Tories regroup, some familiar faces contemplate leadership

Wason noted that Dave Hancock was selected as interim leader — and premier — to replace Alison Redford in 2014 on the understanding he would...

Notley says NDP government has carbon tax mandate

Beyond party leader Greg Clark, former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, political strategist Corey Hogan and social media pundit Kathleen Smith were to appear on the...

Brian Mason struggling to let the sun shine on Alberta capital projects list

Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Brian Mason is finding that it's more difficult to publish a capital projects sunshine list than he first thought. The minister...

Braid: Buoyed by PC plight, Wildrose members plot path to power

In the legislature, the little PC caucus seems leaderless, with MLAs freelancing in much the same way the Liberals used to do under Raj Sherman.

NDP government reviews private-public partnerships to assess benefit: Mason

Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Tuesday the review is complete, but his government is still considering the report and what action to take...

NDP government defends ad campaign for provincial budget

In opposition, the NDP had been critical of government advertisement for the budget. In 2012, when Premier Alison Redford's government spent $425,000 on advertising, then-NDP...

Mason says Tory flood plan didn't make sense

Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason insists the NDP government hasn't made a final decision on the fate of 17 flood-prone homes the province bought along the...

Alberta government to reverse PC cuts to roadbuilding program

The NDP government is promising to restore money to a program aimed at funding rural bridges, resource roads and airports. Brian Mason, minister of both...

Braid: From attack to apology in a split second; the NDP fundraising uproar

Government house leader Brian Mason, equally oblivious, said: “I want to categorically reject the assertion that the fundraiser is selling access to government members. “It's...

Notley focused on climate change efforts to win Keystone pipeline support

Unlike her predecessors Alison Redford and Jim Prentice, Notley hasn't attempted to lobby Washington to approve the contentious pipeline that would connect Alberta's oilpatch to...

Alberta legislature bogs down over beefs on slurs, start times

“The (Opposition) Wildrose is intent on focusing on what I consider to be unimportant questions,” NDP house leader Brian Mason said Monday. “I hope saner...

Thomson: There's a new sense of civility in the legislature

Acrimony in the legislature hit a new high, or new low, following the 2012 election when Danielle Smith, an angry leader of an ill-tempered Wildrose,...

Construction on southwest ring road will begin next year, vows Mason

Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason says the province will select a contractor for Calgary's southwest ring road next summer and construction on the long-awaited transportation project...

Alberta has eye on Trudeau for promised stimulus spending

Alberta is waiting on Ottawa to announce the infrastructure stimulus spending promised by incoming prime minister Justin Trudeau during the federal election campaign, Infrastructure Minister...

Alcohol-related traffic fatalities on the decline in Alberta

“While there are certainly some bright spots in this report, the number of fatalities and injuries on Alberta roads show that we still have work...

Alberta government blames PC 'shell game' for major delays in school construction

Former premiers Alison Redford and Jim Prentice both aggressively pushed school construction to meet growing enrolment pressures but even at the time the government's proposals...

Tory MLA regrets sponsoring controversial bill under Prentice government

Jansen, who served in former premier Alison Redford's cabinet before being dropped when Prentice took office in September 2014, said sponsoring Bill 10 was “the...

Thomson: Build, baby, build — Notley government appears ready to spend

Here, for example, is Alison Redford in 2012: “There's lots of different ways to talk about deficits, but the one thing we can't have is...

One year after Prentice sworn in, Alberta Tories hold post-mortem on defeat

He handily won the PC leadership over two rivals and stormed into power a year ago, making an announcement a day for the first 10...

NDP MLAs gather in Banff to prepare for fall sitting: Cost $8800

The Alison Redford government held a two-day retreat at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in February 2012 that cost an estimated $70,000. “This is a...

Braid: NDP and Wildrose begin their duel for the PC vote

That's hardly small change, but it's $70,000 below remuneration for Farouk Adita, former premier Alison Redford's second — and final — chief of staff. Ex-premier...

Province announces $187 million in transit funding for Calgary, outlying ...

Alberta Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation Brian Mason and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announced the Calgary region transit will get $187-million in a...

Two top Redford advisers earn more than $700000 a year

Premier Alison Redford's former chief of staff, Stephen Carter, right, received a $130,000 severance payout after earning $56,720.19 in six month's work in 2012, according...

Braid: NDP says yes, we have a plan, but we're keeping quiet about it

“I say this respectfully, but both premier (Jim) Prentice and premier (Alison) Redford did a lot of thinking aloud. This is not the time to...

Braid: As markets plunge, ex-minister fears a massive load of debt

Snelgrove, who quit the PC caucus during ex-premier Alison Redford's turbulent tenure, said he never agreed with her policy of confronting the unions and passing...

Kenney announces $583M in federal cash for southwest Calgary ring road

NDP Transportation Minister Brian Mason, who was on hand for the announcement, said the federal funding won't change the projected timeline, which anticipates construction to...

Mason making no commitments on provincial funds for Calgary LRT | Calgary Herald

Mason making no commitments on provincial funding for Calgary LRT. James Wood, More from James Wood, . Published on: July 27, 2015 | Last...

Following NDP victory, Alberta's right considers uniting, or not | Calgary Herald

Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, who led eight other MLAs to the PC government benches last winter, has since said she was wrong to try...

Morton: Notley's reelection almost guaranteed if right can't unite | Calgary ...

After the 2012 election — Redford and the PCs' last minute, come-from-behind victory over Danielle Smith and the Wildrose — I predicted a war of...

Child ATV deaths prompt calls for tighter regulations, better education

Last year, 318 children under 16 were injured on ATVs, and 40 were hospitalized. Two of the 40 died. In the wake of growing casualties,...

Alberta takes $5M bath on sale of aircraft fleet

Prentice announced he was selling the fleet one day after taking office last fall in the wake of a storm of controversy over the inappropriate...

Infrastructure sunshine list coming this fall: Mason

Albertans will be able to see where the construction of capital projects in their communities is ranked provincially when the NDP government posts its infrastructure...