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A bold Jason Kenney comes up against a smiling Brian Jean

Danielle Smith is a radio host with NewsTalk 770 in Calgary, former MLA and former leader of the Wildrose. Fortune favours the bold, or so...

Where's the feminist foreign policy at the Three Amigos summit?

(subscription) (subscription)Bob Rae was a “traitor” when he switched from the NDP to the Libs but Belinda Stronach became a “political harlot,” a “political...

Former Alberta premier joins Warburg Pincus to focus on Canadian oil and gas investments

(subscription) (subscription)He jumped back into the political arena following the ouster of Alison Redford as Alberta premier and PC party leader in 2014 following...

Trudeau has gone as far as the Canadian public would let him

(subscription) (subscription)Alberta: Premier Rachel Notley has spent the same amount on running her office as her predecessor Alison Redford, according to financial documents. Ms.

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Stephen Carter, a political strategist who was once chief of staff to former premier Alison Redford, notes the PCs and Wildrose have been neck-and-neck in...

Progressive Albertans are challenging province's Bible Belt stereotypes

... the government under a series of Progressive Conservative premiers (Alison Redford, Dave Hancock and Jim Prentice) restored funding for sex-reassignment surgery, updated the Marriage...

Progressive Albertans are challenging province's Bible Belt stereotypes

... the NDP government introduced gender identity and gender expression as protected grounds against discrimination in the province's Human Rights Act. Before that, the government...

Federal court judge barred from hearing cases related to sexual conduct

Justice Camp received his law degree in 1975 from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, passed exams in Canada in 1998 and was admitted to the...

New Brunswick, Alberta join forces to push Energy East pipeline

The premiers' sales pitch differs from that of their predecessors, Alison Redford and David Alward, both Conservatives, who tried to sell the project as a...

Parties show lack of social-media savvy as candidates take hits online

Nothing is ever done and forgotten,” said Stephen Carter, a former campaign manager for Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and chief of staff for former Alberta...

John Doyle: Prison drama Wentworth delivers superb storytelling

Now it's on a cable channel here that anyone can access. Wentworth (Sunday, APTN, 9 p.m.) is, from the get-go, all tense direction, sleek editing...

First by-election since NDP victory in Alberta goes to Wildrose party

... little over 10 months that Calgary-Foothills voters had gone to the ballot box. In preparation for taking over the Alberta Conservatives after the resignation...

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As chief executive officer of Abacus Data, a polling company, David Coletto had followed the 2012 Alberta election closely. In the campaign's final month, his...

Gauging voter intentions has never been easy, but after several spectacular ...

As CEO of Abacus Data, a polling company, David Coletto had followed the 2012 Alberta election closely. In the campaign's final month, his polls and...

What you need to know about the Canadian Energy Strategy

The Globe and MailFormer Alberta premier Alison Redford kick-started the strategy in 2012 to get the rest of the country to help her province move...

Premiers set to fast-track oil pipelines while cutting regulatory red tape

The brainchild of former Alberta premier Alison Redford, it was first conceived in 2012 as a way to plan future oil-sands expansion and address climate-change...

Former U of A president Indira Samarasekera free to speak her mind

(subscription) (subscription)(The University of Toronto's president makes $399,000; at the University of Calgary, Elizabeth Cannon is paid $480,000). At one point, Alison Redford's former...

Former Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith to guest host Calgary radio show

Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith is switching back to the other side of the microphone. The one-time head of Alberta's official Opposition is to be...

Alberta NDP's rookie MLAs prepare for a whole new world

Alberta New Democrat Brian Mason enjoys telling the story of the time he was sitting in the legislature alongside his lone party mate, then-rookie MLA...

Prentice goes on offence against NDP a week before Albertans head to polls

However, in the past few days of the election, voters returned to the Tories after a strong attempt by then PC leader Alison Redford to...

Alberta Premier Prentice expected to call early election Tuesday

The Premier himself was sworn in last September after Alison Redford's resignation from the position over allegations of office and travel misspending. The Wildrose Party,...

One year later, Alison Redford looks back: 'I'm a polarizing figure'

Breaking her silence after a year in political exile, former Alberta premier Alison Redford admits she is a “polarizing figure” who was forced from office...

Interim Liberal leader calls this 'a dangerous time for Albertans'

CBC.ca... Alberta politics: leading the provincial Liberals as the party fights for air time against Premier Jim Prentice's dominant Progressive Conservatives. Officially, the veteran Calgary...

Alberta to run a surplus despite low oil prices

CBC.ca... been critical of his approach to the province's precarious financial situation. “The difficulties that Alberta faces are because the Conservative government has squandered the...

Alberta Wildrose is 'a party of ideas,' leader Danielle Smith says

When the Alberta Legislature returns on Nov. 17, you will be facing a changed governing party after a very tumultuous year. What is your take...

Prentice says Wildrose byelection attack ads against him are bad form

CBC.ca Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said in early September, before Prentice won the party leadership race, that he would enjoy no byelection honeymoon. The Wildrose has...

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says oil industry needs to 'remain competitive'

CBC.ca Alison Redford focused on market access and pipelines without many results. How will a Prentice government be different? What we need as Albertans and indeed...

Alberta government planes 'abused for decades,' Wildrose leader says

Toronto Sun Danielle Smith spoke with reporters on Friday for the first time since Ms. Redford resigned her seat in the Calgary-Elbow riding and the Auditor-General...

Ex-premier Redford resigns as Alberta MLA

What began with hope ended in a spectacular collapse as Alison Redford bowed out of Alberta politics Wednesday, having resigned her MLA post after previously...

Probe reveals bogus bookings on Alison Redford flights: report

Controversy over Alison Redford's expenses continues to dog the former Alberta premier, with new claims that her staff filled government flights with bogus passenger reservations...

Blue Bombers acquire QB Portis from Argos

Portis becomes the fourth quarterback on the Blue Bombers roster behind starter Drew Willy, joining Brian Brohm, Robert Marve and Mason Mills, who was added...

How did we get both Kathleen Wynne and Rob Ford? A changing Ontario

(Any Canadian politician musing about deploying homophobia in a campaign is also likely to remember the headwinds Wildrose leader Danielle Smith faced after refusing to...

Don't count out the Alberta PCs just yet

Even in her absence from Alberta's provincial scene, Alison Redford continues to haunt her party. For political opponents of the Progressive Conservatives, the former premier...

Don't count out the Alberta PCs just yet

Even in her absence from Alberta's provincial scene, Alison Redford continues to haunt her party. For political opponents of the Progressive Conservatives, the former premier...

Province was warned of Alberta disaster fund problems

Wildrose Alliance Leader Danielle Smith, whose Highwood riding was hit particularly hard by flooding, supports the province's decision to return disaster recovery to the domain...

Alberta Tory Ric McIver rebuked for marching in parade run by anti-gay church

CTV News Jim Prentice launches PC leadership campaign, stresses oil sands exports. Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she is stepping down from her post in an...

No construction work done on Redford's 'Sky Palace,' Alberta official says

Calgary Herald Alberta's top infrastructure official says no actual construction work was done on a penthouse ordered by former premier Alison Redford. Marcia Nelson told an...

Laissez-faire Alberta jolted by free-market paranoia

NDP Leader Brian Mason has demanded that the Alberta regulator nix the sale, saying the power lines would become internationally traded “commodities,” resulting in higher...

Spartan Energy: a mid-cap on the move

Both entities were very good to investors, generating compound annual growth rates in share price of 65 per cent and 118 per cent, respectively, Brian...

Prentice starts Alberta PC leadership race by denying merger accusations

His team denied Wednesday Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith's claim this week that “official” but unnamed members of the Prentice camp urged merger discussions between the...

Alberta PCs delay decision on labour bill

Calgary Herald “This is a sincere effort to avoid electoral defeat,” said Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason of the decision Tuesday to put a pause on...

Alberta PCs lost their way, Premier Hancock says in apology for Redford era

In his first speech to Progressive Conservative Party members as premier, Dave Hancock apologized to them for the mistakes of the Alison Redford era. Without...

Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason to step down

Calgary Sun Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason says he is stepping down as head of the party effective Oct. 19. Mason, who is 60, says it's...

How Tom Flanagan went from respected political scientist to pariah

On the line were two men who worked for Danielle Smith, the leader of the Wildrose Party. Mr. Flanagan had worked hard to help build...

Turnaround ace: Inside the Hunter Harrison era at CP Railway

Brian Stevens, national rail director for the union Unifor—which represents parts of the workforce at both railways—says Harrison has already done far more at CP...

Ray Emery will remain in goal for Flyers in Game 3

Emery will make his third straight start for an injured Steve Mason when the Flyers host the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their...

Crown belongs to Prentice – if he wants it

He'd be facing a fierce and ready Wildrose party, with a charismatic, and now more experienced, leader, Danielle Smith, at the helm. It just may...

Alberta's Education Minister is 'concerned' about gay rights

“It's an incorrect policy.” NDP Leader Brian Mason said, “We need to be really clear that you cannot discriminate in an educational institution or in...

With Redford gone, how Alberta-BC relations are holding up

... western neighbour, British Columbia. David Hancock is filling the gap between last month's abrupt end of the Alison Redford era and the beginning of...

Wynne cheers Quebec Liberal victory, but laments loss of a female premier

Newfoundland and Labrador's Kathy Dunderdale followed in January, opting to resign in the face of tanking opinion polls. Alison Redford quit as Alberta premier last...