Smith Considers Floor Crossings 'A Victory'

Smith Considers Floor Crossings 'A Victory'

12.20.2014
Danielle Smith is defending her decision to cross the floor to Alberta's Progressive Conservatives, calling it a "victory"...
Alberta Will Be $11 Billion Poorer: Prentice

Alberta Will Be $11 Billion Poorer: Prentice

The Canadian Press  12.19.2014
CALGARY - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says a number of capital projects, including a new cancer-care centre in Calgary, may have to be...
Danielle Smith Is Stubbornly Ideological But Just Not That Loyal

Danielle Smith Is Stubbornly Ideological But Just Not That Loyal

12.19.2014
Not so long ago, Smith vilified the Progressive Party, branding it as tired, washed up, and spiralling out of control. Alberta faced certain...
Money Being Raised For Wildrose Staff Who Lost Jobs

Money Being Raised For Wildrose Staff Who Lost Jobs

The Canadian Press  12.19.2014
EDMONTON - A crowdfunding website is raising money for Alberta Wildrose caucus staff who already have or could lose their jobs after their...
How Preston Manning Convinced Wildrose MLAs To Join Mass Defection

How Preston Manning Convinced Wildrose MLAs To Join Mass Defection

12.19.2014
A whirlwind three weeks of negotiations to set the terms for one of the most dramatic mass defections in Canadian political history ended...
Floor-Crossings A Month In The Making, Says Prentice

Floor-Crossings A Month In The Making, Says Prentice

Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press  12.18.2014
EDMONTON - Quiet talks to unite the Opposition caucus with Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives were already underway when Wildrose...
How Could Smith Do That To Her Party?

How Could Smith Do That To Her Party?

12.18.2014
What a thing Danielle Smith did. It takes the breath away. It tests the gag reflex. Not only did she abandon her party to join the government,...
The Rise And Fall Of The Wildrose

The Rise And Fall Of The Wildrose

Dean Bennett and Sylvia Strojek, The Canadian Press  12.17.2014
EDMONTON - Danielle Smith headed back to her political roots with Alberta's Progressive Conservatives on Wednesday after spending the last...
'Clinging To Power'

'Clinging To Power'

Dean Bennett  12.17.2014
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice's caucus is discussing a bid by as many as seven official Opposition members to cross the floor – and at...
Wildrose Leader Defects To PC Party

Wildrose Leader Defects To PC Party

Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press  12.16.2014
EDMONTON - The leader of Alberta's Official Opposition shattered her caucus Wednesday by leading an en masse floor crossing, saying she...
Huge Political Shift In Alberta

Huge Political Shift In Alberta

Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press  12.15.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta's opposition Wildrose caucus is expected to meet Tuesday to discuss merging with Premier Jim Prentice's Progressive...
Who Leaked Lukaszuk's Cellphone Bill?

Who Leaked Lukaszuk's Cellphone Bill?

The Canadian Press  12.15.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner is investigating a government department for leaking a politician's cellphone bill.Commission...
Alberta Starts To Cut Costs

Alberta Starts To Cut Costs

The Canadian Press  12.15.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta is imposing some cost-saving measures to help deal with sharply falling resource revenues.Premier Jim Prentice announced...
Byelection Electioneering?

Byelection Electioneering?

The Canadian Press  12.12.2014
EDMONTON - Alberta's ethics commissioner has dismissed some opposition complaints that the government engaged in blatant electioneering...