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Calgary Cancer Centre will be built by PCL Construction Management

In 2013, when the Progressive Conservative government under Alison Redford announced the new facility for Foothills, it was budgeted at $1.3 billion. In 2015, then-premier...

Wildrose leader Jean says his party has as much chance of beating the Notley NDP

By the numbers, Wildrose haven't been this popular since former premier Alison Redford got out of Dodge after her culture of entitlement ran out of...

Southwest portion of Calgary's ring road will see preliminary utilities work soon, full construction start in fall

Preliminary utilities work — set to begin soon, the province announced Friday — and full construction in the fall is good for jobs, Brian Mason...

Calgary Conservative MP Jason Kenney sells uniting Alberta's while run for PC leadership race expected to begin ...

Then there's the current PCs where Thomas Lukaszuk, the former deputy premier during the Alison Redford regime, is among those who really hate the idea...

Derek Fildebrandt episode highlights challenges facing the Wildrose party

Alison Redford would lead the Progressive Conservatives to electoral victory. And Wildrose would be weighed down by an albatross: the appearance of harbouring extreme social...

Government puts P3 projects on hold

Mason noted his government will continue with several P3s approved by the previous Progressive Conservative government, including ring road projects in Calgary and Edmonton. “I...

Federal budget sets aside millions for transit and infrastructure projects in Alberta

A breakdown of infrastructure spending in the federal budget reveals more than $450 million earmarked for public transit and infrastructure projects across Alberta, an amount...

Alberta PC party wins Calgary-Greenway byelection

Green candidate Thana Boonlert and independents Said Abdulbaki, Sukhi Rai and Larry Heather also mounted campaigns. Bhullar was a popular MLA first elected in 2008...

Calgary police hope demerits will be the game-changer for distracted driving

On Monday, Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason is expected to address the media in Edmonton to discuss the province's campaign to eliminate distracted driving on...

Civil servants slammed over Redford scandal

... along with Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes, said bureaucrats should be held responsible for allowing $2.7 million to be spent on the controversial a...

NDP Minister Brian Mason says Alberta debt manageable, Wildrose "talking out ...

NDP Minister Brian Mason says Alberta debt manageable, Wildrose "talking out ...If you're looking for Brian Mason to blink because the volume is getting a...

Drilling association forecasts 2016 to be worst year in a generation

... November 18, 2015 09:43 AM MST | Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 10:04 AM MST. pumpjack Provincial surpluses will be returned to Albertans under...

Alberta Budget 2015: Calgary Cancer Centre delayed until 2023 or longer

“The timeline that Premier (Alison) Redford committed to was in a very different economic situation than the one we have now,” he said. “There are...

Alberta Budget 2015: Liquor and cigarette taxes rise again

Liquor store booze Calgarians might want to load up for the holidays as Premier Alison Redford considering boosting sin taxes for booze and cigarettes to...

About those schools... Alberta NDP says it was all one big Conservative con job

Alison Redford new schools announcement Premier Alison Redford smiles through a press conference at Saddletowne YMCA in Calgary, Alta. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The...

Calgary municipal spending raising at an unsustainable rate, says head of ...

Former premiers Alison Redford and Jim Prentice both said no to new tax powers for cities, however Premier Rachel Notley hasn't ruled them out. The...

Alberta NDP's Brian Mason says Calgary-Foothills loss is no big deal

On Friday, Brian Mason, the Notley NDP's legislature quarterback, is in Calgary. Mason is here to hand over $162.6 million to Calgary for transit. He...

Alberta Wildrose MLA pitches law to ban opportunistic politicians from defecting

After all, who could forget that day in December when nine Wildrosers up and joined the Prentice Progressive Conservatives, including party leader Danielle Smith? And...

Premier Notley believe Albertans back her party's plans as she calls a byelection

The losses were treated as a catastrophe. Then-leader Danielle Smith started looking rattled, soon the defections happened, soon the PCs were done and soon the...

Calgary ring road plans talked up by Notley NDP's infrastructure and ...

Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Brian Mason and Peter Manywounds, CEO Tsuu T'ina Nation shake hands following a press conference updating the Ring Road project in...

Alberta NDP's legislature quarterback says no need to fear new government

Don't tell Brian Mason the NDP are running things now just because they caught a lucky break in last month's election. Don't tell Mason, the...

Danielle Smith is going on the air, rather than just going away like she ...

Danielle Smith April 2015 Danielle Smith, former leader of the Wildrose Party, speaks alongside Duane Bratt, chair and professor, Department of Policy Studies at Mount...

Former Alberta Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith crossing floor to host ...

Smith, who led eight other Wildrose MLAs to defect to the then-ruling PCs last December, will host the 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. slot for...

Alberta NDP minister Brian Mason says skeletons found in the PC's books, but ...

It's Thursday morning and a newshawk asks Brian Mason about skeletons. The NDP government is in its first week on the job. Mason is the...

Alberta Election timeline: What happened in politics since 2012

Ottawa CitizenApril 23: The PCs led by new leader Alison Redford score a surprising landslide, fending off a powerful Wildrose challenge to capture 61 of...

Alberta Election 2015 Calgary-Elbow: The candidates, the issues

The riding was made vacant with the resignation of former premier Alison Redford, who stepped down in early 2014 amid a string of spending scandals.

Political pundits say NDP surge could topple Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's ...

Calgary HeraldProgressive voters, who in 2012 propped up the PC's under Alison Redford, are jumping ship following the Liberal Party's apparent collapse, said Bratt. They're...

Want to take some of the treachery out of politics? There's an act for that ...

Faced with an election spurred in part by the despicable defection of nine Wildrose MLAs to the governing PCs last December, Albertans are freshly bitter...

Brian Jean campaigns, Jim Prentice sells and Danielle Smith fights for her ...

Brian Jean Wildrose leadership hopeful Brian Jean (C-behind microphone) at a media conference on Wednesday February 25, 2015 in Calgary, Alta announcing his bid to...

Former Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith in tough to win Progressive ...

HRT_DanielleSmith_21_03_2015T152612 Danielle Smith, current MLA for Highwood and former leader of the Official Opposition, is one of the two named candidates in the nomination race...

The game is afoot — byelection hopefuls get in their final rounds of door ...

On Friday, Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says integrity is the biggest issue. But she also tries to manage expectations. “We faced a battle from behind,...

Calgary-Foothills: The issues, the candidates, the premier

“Alison Redford made a whole bunch of election promises (in 2012), such as building 50 new schools and zero of those schools has been built.”...

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith challenging PCs as byelections near

... his Education and Health Ministers, Gordon Dirks and Stephen Mandel respectively. It's also seen as a bellweather on how Albertans view new Premier Prentice...

Four ridings have a voice for all Albertans

His name is Ric McIver. He is a career politician. He served as a Calgary alderman for many years before his humiliating defeat at the...

Alberta Liberals upbeat as race to upcoming byelections down to nitty-Gritty

But Liberal leader Raj Sherman said polls in recent years have proven unreliable and said Premier Jim Prentice is running scared by refusing to attend...

Tories' Cinderella act — PCs choose to miss opportunities as campaign nears ...

“Maybe he's concerned how he's going to hold up under scrutiny and in debate with people like Danielle Smith and Raj Sherman and Brian Mason.”...

Wildrose says PCs must pay back thousands of dollars in illegal donations

Party leader Danielle Smith said the money from bodies banned from donating were kept secret after the PC government passed a 2012 law prohibiting Elections...

Sweetheart deals in Toryland

Liberal leader Raj Sherman pokes and prods soon-to-be-premier Dave Hancock about the $247,116 Navigator flood contract. “Where is your judgment? Why did you use public...

Wildrose calls on Prentice to rein in Alberta government's 'sweetheart ...

CTV News Numbers from a freedom of information request show three of the senior managers in Service Alberta were paid more than $500,000 each, a sign...

Sheila Taylor resigns from CBE for Wildrose run at the Legislature

Sheila Taylor Wildrose byelection candidate School trustee and former CBE chair Sheila Taylor (L) speaks to the media next to Wildrose leader Danielle Smith as...

Calgary-West candidate Sheila Taylor wonders what happened to the Alberta ...

Sheila Taylor Wildrose byelection candidate School trustee and former CBE chair Sheila Taylor (L) speaks to the media next to Wildrose leader Danielle Smith as...

Alberta's political parties, please, set politics aside in the interest of ...

Northern Gateway pipeline A cyclindrical component sits on blocks at the site where a canceled BA Energy upgrader would have been located, west of Bruderheim,...

Wildrose goes after Alberta voters hovering in the political centre in ...

CBC.ca Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is all smiles, posing for pictures with her party's two women candidates. ''I like to give women leadership roles. I love...

School's in: Calgary public trustee Sheila Taylor the Wildrose candidate for ...

Party leader Danielle Smith said that approach is in stark contrast to what she calls the PC's “same old party. “Jim Prentice promised generational change...

Calgary cop to run for Wildrose against Prentice

She made the comment while introducing her party's candidate in Calgary-Foothills, 25-year city police officer Kathy Macdonald. She's taking on Premier Jim Prentice, who's seeking...

Alison Redford's current riding of Calgary-Elbow will be a hotly contested ...

This is the riding represented by former premier Alison Redford until she quit being premier and quit being their representative, disgraced by her misdeeds. If...

It's on — Wildrose leader Danielle Smith comes out swinging at new Tory boss ...

Smith sounds like she's just done some sparring in the gym. “People want to know where this guy stands. People want to know what he's...

Wildrose calls for inquiry

Danielle Smith Alberta's WIldrose leader Danielle Smith speaks to media at the party caucus office in Calgary, Alta on Friday August 8, 2014. Smith called...

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford resigns as MLA

Edmonton Mill-Creek MLA Gene Zwozdesky is dragged to the throne by Premier Alison Redford, left, and Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith after he was elected...

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford a symptom of Tories' problems

When the less-than-inspiring tenure of Stelmach drew to an end, we got Redford's craptacular crash and burn. And now the Tories are back at it.