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GUNTER: Iron-fisted law struck down

Last week, the Alberta Court of Appeal struck down one of the most odious laws of the Alison Redford era – amendments to the Traffic...

In Sunshine Girl

The name Sandra Jansen keeps popping up in the news lately. At first I couldn't place her. Then I remembered, wasn't she Alison Redford's big...

In Sunshine Girl

Wildrose Wildrose was originally formed by conservative-minded Albertans who didn't support the PC party, despite its longevity. Wildrose became the official opposition but lack of...

Gunter: Alberta NDP's fiscal management appalling

They inherited a treasury with very little debt even after Alison Redford's spending sprees. In the 13 months since they took over, the NDP have...

Rachel Notley's office spending tops $339K, on par with Redford

Premier Rachel Notley's office spent $339,348 in the 2015-16 financial year. That's on par with the spending of former premier Alison Redford, who spent $340,355...

Alberta government announces how hospitals, health facilities will benefit from budget 2016

“I realize talking about maintenance and renewal is not as interesting as talking about the opening of a shiny new hospital, but it is the...

Alberta government won't ask RCMP to review Redford tobacco litigation case

The Alberta government won't call in the RCMP to review an ethics investigation into Alison Redford's handling of the province's $10-billion tobacco litigation contract, a...

Alberta's ethics commissioner cites conflict of interest, removes herself from review of tobacco litigation contract

CBC.caCiting a personal conflict of interest, Alberta's ethics commissioner has asked her B.C. counterpart to determine whether another investigation into former premier Alison Redford's handling...

Province launches consultation on Alberta Transportation funding

Transportation Minister Brian Mason said the consultation process will help determine how the money will be allotted. A meeting is set for Tuesday with members...

Notley looking like Redford wannabe

But as the NDP often pointed out when Trussler's predecessor, Neil Wilkinson, cleared former premier Alison Redford of ethical lapses, whether or not the premier...

Alberta's NDP government outlines priorities for spring session; job creation and economic diversification

Alberta MLAs can expect a "robust" agenda when they return to the provincial capital for the new legislative session this week, government house leader Brian...

Alberta government launches transit strategy consultations

Albertans can provide their input on funding criteria for city transit options and rural bus service needs, Transportation Minister Brian Mason said Tuesday as he...

Alberta NDP must stop announcements during byelection

Brian Mason in Calgary Alberta Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation Brian Mason speaks at a press conference for Green TRIP initiative announcement in...

Last of the Alberta air feet sold

2015, former premier Jim Prentice announced the sale of three Beechcraft King Airs to Fargo Jet Centre Inc. in North Dakota for $6.1 million. The...

GUNTER: Pay freeze a response to $8B deficit

In a televised address to Albertans, then-premier Alison Redford dubbed this the “bitumen bubble” and said as a result her government was going to have...

Ethics investigation into Alison Redford to be reviewed

The 2013 ethics investigation into former premier Alison Redford is getting a second look. The NDP government announced Monday that it has appointed former Supreme...

Alberta looking at 'all options' for ride-sharing services in the province ...

Alberta's Transportation Minister Brian Mason says the government is looking at "all of the options" for ride-sharing services in the province. Mason said the goal...

Gunter: Notley NDP acting more and more like the Redford Tories

I have given the NDP credit for holding a lower-cost caucus meeting in Banff, but again and again they have proven their core instincts are...

GUNTER: Notley's budget a repeat of Redford

As I said yesterday, the Notley government's Spend-Spend-Spend, Debt-Debt-Debt budget, introduced Tuesday in the Legislature by Finance Minister Joe Ceci, could easily have been brought...

Fildebrandt: Alberta's government needs to settle things down

Alberta's government hasn't passed a budget since Alison Redford was premier in the spring of 2014. The new government has been in power for 4...

''Embarrassing cousin'' remark insults Albertans

Former Alberta Premier Alison Redford didn't like Albertans much. She thought we drank too much, drove recklessly and were too attached to our guns and...

Editorial: Expect taxes to go up and up and up

To be fair, this fiscal insanity was not begun by Rachel Notley and her new Team Orange. Under former Tory Premier Alison Redford, Alberta's already...

GUNTER: Credit where credit is due for the NDP

After years (especially under Alison Redford) of exorbitant salaries and outrageous severance for staffers, a simple return to normal contracts is welcome, too. Recently, too,...

Alberta NDP spending less than previous governments on staff

The figure is lower than the $7.8 million in compensation for 71 staff under former premier Jim Prentice's administration and the $7.9 million paid to...

Gunter: NDP can't control energy sector, so they'll set sights on you

Maybe not Ralph Klein, but certainly Ed Stelmach or Alison Redford. Mowat spent a lot of time while in charge of the VanCity credit unions...

HOOPER: What were we thinking?

This prompted me to ask, after stepping onstage to begin the auction, "So folks, now what do you think of Alison Redford?" All in all,...

Gunter: If we get an Alberta NDP government, only the Tories are to blame

It's also true that at the same time in the 2012 election, polls showed Wildrose headed for a majority win only to have Tory Alison...

Edmonton mayor Don Iveson preps for state of the city address next week ...

Iveson raised some eyebrows when he delivered that line glaring directly at then premier Alison Redford seated near the front. The following week, the provincial...

Televised leadership could be a 'game changer'

Global Studios Edmonton (From left) NDP leader Brian Mason, Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith, Progressive Conservative leader Alison Redford and Liberal leader Raj Sherman before...

Gunter: Prentice needs to prove the PCs have changed

This was typical of Alison Redford's arrogant, sneering government. Her sky palace on top of the old Federal Building was designated as a security project...

Alison Redford speaks: It wasn't me; It was a smear campaign

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is breaking her silence to answer for some of the political scandals that saw her quit the premier's office just...

Edmonton-Whitemud Liberal contender says education and jobs are important

Liberal leader Raj Sherman and candidate Dr. Donna Wilson Liberal leader Raj Sherman (l) and candidate Dr. Donna Wilson chats with the editorial board...

Alberta health minister under fire for tobacco lobby ties

Danchilla has a long history with the PC Party going back to the Ralph Klein era, and Turner suspects his involvement might also be partly...

Colman Byfield: Have Albertans had enough of the PCs?

MetroNews Canada Dirks and new premier Jim Prentice are now promising to build schools that old premier Alison Redford promised to have already built by now.

Edmonton politicians to taking each other on during Extra Life

Mayor Don Iveson, Alberta Liberal leader Raj Sherman and city councillor Andrew Knack will try to one-up each other in a fierce round of Towerfall...

Sheriffs standing watch over Alberta Legislature

Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith and Liberal Leader Raj Sherman also offered their condolences to Cirillo's family. Smith said he was "cowardly struck down," thanking police...

NDP Edmonton-Whitemud candidate slams Mandel on no show at healthcare ...

Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals and former Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason were in attendance. “I'm very sorry Mr. Mandel isn't here and I...

Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund up for debate

Committee member and Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said the government has transferred a total of $36.5 billion from the fund since it was established in...

Alberta opposition parties ready for byelections

Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said Monday that his party will contest all four byelections with an Edmonton candidate to be nominated Tuesday night and the...

Public won't see 'Building Alberta' brand under new Premier

In a news conference, Prentice went even further by saying the public won't see "Building Alberta" branding on future government advertisements and the current signs...

Gunter: Make a point, Premier Prentice; Make Redford pay

Montreal Gazette On Wednesday, Prentice announced that when the legislature resumes in November his government will introduce a new Accountability Act to end the culture of...

Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association calls for resignation of Alberta Justice ...

NDP Leader Brian Mason said Denis should apologize for his comment and called on Prentice in a letter to give a clear timeline on when...

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice appoints former MPs, diplomats

"It seems like patronage to me," said Liberal Leader Raj Sherman. "His former colleagues from parliament in Ottawa, one of whom donated and worked on...

Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason calls new cabinet 'lame'

In the cabinet, there's Ric McIver and Wayne Drysdale, who both claimed credit for killing former premier Alison Redford's skypalace but neither actually did, Mason...

Gunter: Bench Horner and Lukaszuk, Mr. Prentice; McIver can stick around

Vancouver Sun Also, Horner was the minister responsible for the province's fleet of aircraft. Not only did he fail to stop Alison Redford from using them...

Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman questioned over Lukaszuk wireless leak

Alberta Liberal leader Raj Sherman says he is involved in a police investigation after authorities believe a man's identity was stolen and used to leak...

$12000 portrait of former premier Alison Redford will seek to capture ...

Alberta taxpayers will fork over $12,000 for former premier Alison Redford's official portrait in the Alberta Legislature. The provincial government confirmed Monday that it has...

Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley receives Bilous' backing

Alberta NDP leadership contender Rachel Notley received a boost to her bid to replace leader Brian Mason from fellow NDP MLA Deron Bilous on Monday.

Gunter: Former Alberta premier Redford still owes Albertans money

It was good of interim Premier Dave Hancock to apologize Tuesday for the provincial Tory government's misuse of government aircraft during the nightmarish tenure of...

Is AHS too concerned with its image?

"Improve the public health system and you won't need to worry about image management," recommended Liberal Leader Raj Sherman. "It's not the opposition or the...