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PC and Wildrose members voted 95 per cent in favour of creating the United Conservative Party.
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This process shouldn't be about simply winning the next election and removing Rachel Notley from power. Uniting the two parties needs to be about building a new party that is principled, accountable to grassroots members and the people of Alberta, and focused on improving the lives of everyday Albertans.
'Today it is springtime in Alberta'
Stephen Khan had said he was running to rebuild, not merge the Conservative party.
Both female candidates in the race dropped out.
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Kenney's campaign team said they were reviewing the rules.
Jason Kenney has assured Albertans that even though his campaign isn't obligated to follow the rules everything would be above board. However, Kenney's campaign has chosen to go with the least transparent organizational structure available and Kenney has publicly misidentified Unite Alberta as a non-profit.
The Alberta PC leadership hopeful will launch a "Unite Alberta Truck Tour'' in Edmonton.
Calgary-Hayes MLA Ric McIver has served as the PC's interim leader.
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"Don't create false public expectations."
The 2015 political donations were out this week and they contained some numbers that should cause a bit of unease. It's not just the 2015 amounts that are of interest, it's the running totals as well. Since 2005, the B.C. Liberal party has raised more than $107.8 million -- $70.2 million of that from businesses and corporations.
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They also want the government to establish a debt repayment plan.
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As you might imagine the Alberta Prosperity Fund poll finds a small majority, 52 per cent, would vote for a newly formed PC/Wildrose party. Maggi is the CEO of Mainstreet Research, the pollster for Postmedia and he correctly called the majorities for both the federal Liberals and the provincial New Democrats. He has three major concerns.
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He is asking the province's auditor general to investigate.
Former Alberta premier Alison Redford has a piece of advice for her successor.
The PCs were reduced to 10 seats in the legislature from 70 in the May 5 NDP election victory that ended 44 years of Tory rule in the province.
CALGARY - Former Infrastructure minister Ric McIver is the new interim leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party.The party said McIver was chosen by the PC caucus, which was reduced to 10 m...
The big surprise with the NDP's breakthrough is Alberta is seen as the country's most conservative province. Home of the oil sands, Stephen Harper, and the Wildrose party, there's plenty of evidence to back this up. But, Calgary and Edmonton both have progressive mayors, Alberta is the youngest province demographically, and Albertans are feeling the economic (not to mention environmental) downside to an oil dependent economy. Rachel Notley reminded everyone that Alberta is defined by... Alberta.
They could only watch as their dynasty drowned beneath an orange wave.
What is happening in Alberta? Conservatives, after all, are a constant in the prairie province. As certain as the Bow River swells every spring, Albertans habitually re-elect Progressive Conservatives.
Not so long ago, Smith vilified the Progressive Party, branding it as tired, washed up, and spiralling out of control. Alberta faced certain disaster if Progressive Conservatives continued their uninterrupted reign. Smith was fervent. Committed. She would burn down the village to save it.
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Two short months ago, the Wildrose party was riding high. What could possibly go wrong? Jim Prentice, that's what.
BANFF, Alta. - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice delivered an upbeat message to convention delegates in his first convention speech since becoming PC leader and served notice on the opposition that the par...
EDMONTON - Members of Alberta's PC party are voting today for a new leader and premier.Ric McIver, Thomas Lukaszuk and Jim Prentice will continue trying today to get out the vote by phone, online or i...
EDMONTON - Alberta's governing Progressive Conservative party got off to a rocky start Friday in its first foray into picking a new leader by electronic vote.Party members looking to phone in or regis...
Former federal minister Jim Prentice may be the front-runner in the race to lead Alberta's Conservatives, but does he have anything in his closet that could compete with opponent Thomas Lukaszuk? MLA...
I'm not the first and surely won't be the last to predict the end of 40+ years of PC rule in Alberta. Their obituary has been written at least twice before; in 1993 when Ralph Klein rescued the PCs in the "miracle on the prairies" and most recently last year when Wildrose drowned in a lake of fire to allow Alison Redford to continue Alberta's Progressive Conservative dynasty.
If there's one thing Albertans can expect to see from today's fiscal update, according to opposition parties, it's that the province continues to bleed money. Finance Minister Doug Horner will present...
EDMONTON - For 30 years, Alison Redford had known Peter Lougheed and from him learned the art of politics.In April she won a majority mandate at the helm of the Progressive Conservative dynasty he lau...
Sometimes when you want to know how prudent a political party will be with the taxpayer's dime, it doesn't hurt to consider how prudent they are when it comes to spending their own dime at party headquarters. Compared to their counterparts in other provinces, the B.C. Liberal party spends like there's no tomorrow. And it's spending that increasingly points to something ominous: election campaigns that never end.
If there was any confidence that Alberta's government would avoid imitating the failed policies of other provinces -- think of Quebec and Ontario and their massive debts -- that faint hope for continued Alberta exceptionalism was kiboshed at the recent Progressive Conservative convention in Calgary.