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Long-awaited details of $53.8M inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women announced

Marie-Danielle Smith (@mariedanielles) August 03, 2016. They won't stop, Wilson-Raybould added, choking up a little as she stood at the Canadian Museum of History podium,...

Todd MacKay: Governments are often fearful of freedom of information laws, but they shouldn't be

Virtually every accountability issue, from the federal sponsorship scandal to former Alberta premier Alison Redford's sky palace, involves documents obtained through freedom of information laws.

Kelly McParland: Women in politics, just like men in politics

Pauline Marois lasted less than two years in Quebec before she lost an election centred on the odious “Charter of Values,” which played on ugly...

How Justin Trudeau destroyed the NDP, and other reasons to fear (?) for humanity

... the NDP and recast her party as the “Alberta Not-the-NDP party”. (Albertans like to start parties, so all the good party banners have been...

Conflict of interest probe into ex-Alberta premier Alison Redford lacked important evidence: report

A former Alberta ethics commissioner lacked important evidence in his conflict of interest investigation into how Alison Redford awarded the province's lawsuit against big tobacco...

Alison Redford's 'sky palace' is open for business — complete with plastic guard owls and her old couch

But the space has become a frankensuite with bedrooms turned boardrooms, hand-me-down furniture, bug-eyed plastic guard owls and one-time premier Alison Redford's old couch. Construction...

After a year out of the political spotlight, Alison Redford will attend her ...

EDMONTON — The image of former premier Alison Redford is expected to be immortalized on the walls of the Alberta legislature this spring — and...

Perfect ending to a lousy juniors tournament, and other reasons to fear for ...

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford says she's willing to turn up for the official unveiling of her portrait in the legislature. She'll be wearing dark...

Jen Gerson: The zombie of Alberta politics: Alison Redford's misdeeds are ...

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is the zombie of Alberta politics: just when you think she's been relegated to writing about climate change on her...

Brock Harrison: Oh look, Alison Redford is back!

Alison Redford is back – and in more ways than one, it seems. The former Alberta premier surfaced in Ottawa this week, taking in a...

Sixteen elections: How federal parties are targeting segments of voters to ...

“Everybody always plays that game,” says Stephen Carter, who worked as a campaign strategist on for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and former Alberta Premier Alison...

Potted plants, props, windup toys and diversity drapes: Why politicians use ...

“It has the force of showing your popular touch,” says Troy, who studies political image-making. Stephen Carter, a campaign strategist for former Alberta premier Alison...

'The walls are not soundproof': Alberta government building's $400M reno falls ...

Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason said the department is aware of the soundproofing problem and issues with the soap dispensers in the building. The government has...

Graham Thomson: Rachel Notley is Canada's political debutante

In turn, his successor, Alison Redford, talked tough on climate change, but never came up with a way to reduce emissions. However, she did come...

Alberta took $5-million bath on sale of much maligned aircraft fleet that may ...

... and an undisclosed amount for leasing a hangar. Prentice announced he was selling the fleet one day after taking office last fall in the...

Beleaguered Alberta Liberals face uncertain future after worst election ...

Of the party's five incumbents, former leader Raj Sherman retired, and two others gave up their seats for a run at federal politics. The party...

Brian Mason, former bus driver who led the Alberta NDP for a decade, poised to ...

“Hey boss,” a security guard in the Alberta legislature yells at Brian Mason. “How many of us do you need for Sunday?” “I'm not the...

Derek Fildebrandt: On the death of a dynasty in Alberta

A “transformational” budget — a “10 Year Plan,” no less — would serve as the pretext. They were banking on Albertans feeling that they literally...

Brock Harrison: Danielle Smith's revisionist history

December of 2014 was not a happy time for Danielle Smith. Weeks earlier, the Wildrose Party she led was crushed in four byelections that saw...

Robyn Urback: Danielle Smith was duped, says Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith, once believed to have a real, honest-to-God shot at the premiership of Alberta as the leader of the Wildrose Party, says she was...

In retrospect, joining the PCs was 'very, very naive' thing to do, says ...

630ched.comFormer Wildrose leader Danielle Smith says she now realizes she was very naive when she crossed the floor, and says that she was sold a...

Rex Murphy: A good night in Alberta

Alison's Redford's haughty and privileged tenure as premier, and the lethal aroma of entitlement and complacency it exuded, is the first. Politicians can get away...

Jason Lietaer: Alberta's 10 lessons for conservatives

Despite the close call, the PCs governed as though it was business as usual until the unpopularity of the PCs resurfaced and Alison Redford was...

How to shake a dynasty in 10 easy steps: The Alberta election and why it all ...

Alison Redford was supposed to be the leader who would revitalize the Tory government. She was a symbol of the province's generational change, and its...

Don Braid: Stakes may be the highest ever in Alberta's televised election debate

Many women, and plenty of Alberta men, too, would love to see a strong, popular female leader rise from the career implosions of Smith and...

Andrew Coyne: Danielle Smith just a victim of the old bait and switch

I think we have all been guilty of misjudging Danielle Smith. At the time, so many lifetimes ago, when the former Wildrose party leader deserted...

Andrew Coyne: Danielle Smith just a victim of the old bait and switch

I think we have all been guilty of misjudging Danielle Smith. At the time, so many lifetimes ago, when the former Wildrose party leader deserted...

National Post View: The party's not over, but Danielle Smith is

Only last month, Danielle Smith, former leader of Alberta's Wildrose official opposition and newly minted backbencher in Premier Jim Prentice's government, seemed delighted with her...

Don Braid: Danielle Smith's defeat proves she should have listened when staff ...

“Now she goes out the door and takes all the baggage with her,” one senior PC said shortly after Danielle Smith's defeat in the Highwood...

Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith will soon be without a party after ...

Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, once the darling of Alberta's political right who nearly toppled the Tory dynasty three years ago, lost the PC nomination...

Alison Redford is 'trying to get on with her life' one year after resigning as ...

A year after Alison Redford took one of the hardest political falls in Canadian history, she is looking for a new job and coping well...

Alison Redford is 'trying to get on with her life' one year after resigning as ...

A year after Alison Redford took one of the hardest political falls in Canadian history, she is looking for a new job and coping well...

Danielle Smith settles into new role as a PC backbencher. Gone are her days as ...

EDMONTON – Once a ferocious and feared opposition leader, Danielle Smith quietly took her place in the Tory choir Tuesday, singing from the government songbook...

Danielle Smith settles into new role as a PC backbencher. Gone are her days as ...

EDMONTON – Once a ferocious and feared opposition leader, Danielle Smith quietly took her place in the Tory choir Tuesday, singing from the government songbook...

Alberta byelections will test support for Jim Prentice's PC party in wake of ...

Calgary Herald Heralded as a “mini-election,” the results will predict just how well newly appointed premier Jim Prentice is being received by Albertans in the wake...

Skypalace scandal continues to plague Alberta's PC government long after ...

Since the resignation of former Alberta premier Alison Redford in March, no scandal has proven a more durable physical symbol of the secrecy, misspending, and...

Alison Redford's controversial 'sky palace' actually cost taxpayers more than ...

Of those, the Wildrose identified more than $760,492.86 worth of upgrades to the residential area dubbed the sky palace. The changes were ordered by former...

Wildrose looks chock full of females next to PCs' all-male slate of candidates ...

Contrast that to the front page of the conservative local tabloid last week: It featured two of the Wildrose candidates in the upcoming byelection and...

New Alberta Premier Jim Prentice spent the week unwinding all of Alison ...

Analysis. On Friday, Jim Prentice announced the Michener Centre would stay open, reversing a decision made by ousted Alberta premier Alison Redford to close the...

Alberta PC MLA writing 'behind the scenes' book on ex-premier Alison Redford ...

As a long-time Calgarian, he couldn't help but notice that former premier Alison Redford's demise was entirely self-inflicted, the result of her extravagant view of...

Mobile game Aura of Power allows you to live vicariously through the life of ...

Alberta's taxpayers may never know the convenience of a government fleet of aircraft, or the joys of designing a penthouse suite on the public dime,...

One more bill for Alison Redford, who quit as Alberta premier — $12000 for ...

EDMONTON – Alberta taxpayers are on the hook for one more bill from Alison Redford. Negotiations between the province and Liela Chan, the artist chosen...

Doug Horner fights for his job as critics call for him to resign over Alison ...

A growing chorus is calling for the resignation of Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner, a man who was already inextricably linked to ousted former premier...

Today's letters: 'Celebrating Alison Redford's long-awaited departure'

As luck would have it, ex-Alberta premier Alison Redford's resignation from the legislature has provided the deeply unpopular PC party an opportunity to transform this...

Alison Redford the latest politician to use the passive voice in a lukewarm ...

“I recognize that mistakes were made along the way,” wrote scandal-plagued former Alberta premier Alison Redford in a roundly mocked letter this past week announcing...

Alison Redford's abuse of planes fuelled by 'aura of power,' auditor says in ...

Alison Redford had this very same moment Wednesday, when the former premier finally resigned her seat in the Alberta legislature. Swathed in months of scandal...

Alison Redford resigns her seat, saying she made 'mistakes' in 'hindsight'

Embattled former Premier Alison Redford exited Alberta's political stage Tuesday after a string of intractable controversies, months of public pillory and attacks from inside her...

Full Pundit: Is this as bad as it gets for Alison Redford?

The Journal's Graham Thomson watches, slack-jawed, as Alison Redford's reputation continues its plummet into hitherto uncharted depths. “The big question now is whether the incredible...

Full Pundit: Alison Redford flies solo

If Alison Redford's staff were “ensuring that the premier would not have to fly in the same aluminum tube as civil servants (ew!) or other...

Alison Redford's alleged 'ghost flights' and faked manifests take scandalous ...

CALGARY — Former premier Alison Redford was no stranger to scandal during her checkered tenure, but even opposition critics are meeting claims of faked passenger...