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Trudeau says Harper should fire staffers who knew of Duffy scheme

Trudeau says Harper should fire staffers who knew of Duffy scheme

Harper told reporters Friday that the “vast majority’” of his staff didn’t know about the plan. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Prime Minister Stephen Harper should fire some of his senior staffers. It’s over revelations this week about the $90,000 payment from Harper’s former chief of staff Nigel Wright to cover Sen. Mike Duffy’s questioned expenses. […]

August 17, 2015 | By More
Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north

Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north

Mulcair lashed out at Harper for gutting environmental protections and easing the approval process for projects like the Energy East pipeline Tom Mulcair took his fight against the Conservatives straight into Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s back yard Friday, hoping perhaps to add a bit of spit and polish to the NDP’s less-than-stellar credentials as guardians […]

August 15, 2015 | By More
Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3

Calgary-Foothills byelection on Sept. 3

Jim Prentice stepped down as Calgary-Foothills MLA on night of NDP election victory EDMONTON _ Voters in the Calgary Foothills constituency will go to the polls on Sept. 3 to elect a member of the Alberta legislature. NDP Premier Rachel Notley announced the date Thursday and defended the timing, given the federal election campaign will be in […]

August 6, 2015 | By More
Canadian election: What’s in a name?

Canadian election: What’s in a name?

Canadian election off to a snarky start TORONTO – Call political leaders what you will, especially when they interrupt summer vacation, but the debate Tuesday seemed all about what they call each other. Justin or Trudeau? Tom or Thomas? Prime minister or Conservative leader? And they say an election campaign isn’t the time to discuss serious issues. […]

August 4, 2015 | By More
Canada Election 2015 could be called as early as Sunday

Canada Election 2015 could be called as early as Sunday

Canada Election 2015 to be costliest, longest in recent history Stephen Harper is poised to fire the starting gun for the Oct. 19 Canada Election 2015 as early as Sunday. Sources say the prime minister is set to visit Gov. Gen. David Johnston within days, possibly as soon as Sunday, to formally dissolve Parliament and launch what […]

July 29, 2015 | By More
Former premier Alison Redford says Tory loss not her fault: report

Former premier Alison Redford says Tory loss not her fault: report

Alison Redford called Prentice resignation a ‘surprising step’ EDMONTON – Former Alberta premier Alison Redford says in a published report that she doesn’t feel it’s her fault that the NDP was able to oust the Progressive Conservatives from almost 44 years in power. Redford responded with a simple “no” when CBC News asked her during an exclusive […]

July 20, 2015 | By More
Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

Notley under fire for giving top civil service job to party member

John Heaney, former chief of staff for the BC NDP hired by Notley Premier Rachel Notley is being criticized for appointing a high-level NDP political operator to a top job with Alberta’s non-partisan civil service. Opposition Wildrose critic Derek Fildebrandt says John Heaney’s record as a “party apparatchik” for the NDP in British Columbia raises […]

June 2, 2015 | By More
State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

State of Alberta finances ‘behind the curtain’ unexpected: Notley

Alberta finances ‘nerve wracking’: Joe Ceci Premier Rachel Notley says she and her cabinet have been surprised by the state of Alberta’s finances in the first few days since the NDP took over from Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservatives. “There’s no question that as we get briefed we are starting to find that the […]

May 27, 2015 | By More
Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Alberta NDP must act quickly to ensure change endures

Election win may be the easy part for the Alberta NDP By Janet Keeping for Troy Media It is probably difficult for people who have not lived in Alberta to understand the significance of our recent election of an NDP government: After 44 years of one-party-state politics, we have proved to ourselves that political change is possible […]

May 26, 2015 | By More
Rachel Notley names historic Alberta NDP cabinet

Rachel Notley names historic Alberta NDP cabinet

Key Rachel Notley cabinet posts: Joe Ceci is finance minister, Marg McCuaig-Boyd gets energy Rachel Notley ushered in Alberta’s first change of government in almost 44 years Sunday, being sworn in on the steps of the legislature as the 17th premier while thousands who jammed the grounds cheered her on. “My friends, it is springtime in Alberta, […]

May 25, 2015 | By More