Alberta Progressive Conservatives

Alberta Education Minister Blames Tories For School Delays

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

He is asking the province's auditor general to investigate.

Former Premier Redford Has Advice For Premier Notley

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford has a piece of advice for her successor.

Layoffs And Office Closures Hit Alberta Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

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.

McIver Named Interim Leader Of Alberta PCs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Former Infrastructure minister Ric McIver is the new interim leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party.The party said McIver was ...

Five Things We Can Learn From the Alberta Election

Jennifer Hollett | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Hollett

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.

The Alberta PCs Were Sad, Sad, Sad On Election Night

The Huffington Post Alberta | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

They could only watch as their dynasty drowned beneath an orange wave.

Polls Matter in Alberta -- But Campaign Ideas Matter More

Brooks DeCillia | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Brooks DeCillia

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.

Danielle Smith Is Stubbornly Ideological But Just Not That Loyal

Brooks DeCillia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Alberta
Brooks DeCillia

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.

Wildrose, Your Roots Are Showing

Todd Herron | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Alberta
Todd Herron

Two short months ago, the Wildrose party was riding high. What could possibly go wrong? Jim Prentice, that's what.

'I'm Not Focused On Spiking Footballs'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Alberta

BANFF, Alta. - Alberta Premier Jim Prentice delivered an upbeat message to convention delegates in his first convention speech since becoming PC leade...

Alberta PCs Voting For New Leader

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Alberta

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 tryi...

Bumpy Start For Alberta Conservative Leadership Vote

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's governing Progressive Conservative party got off to a rocky start Friday in its first foray into picking a new leader by electron...

Alberta Tory Candidate's Shirt Wins Everything

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

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 ...

End of an Era: The Demise of PC Alberta

Greg Clark | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Greg Clark

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.

Opposition Sees Red Over Fiscal Update

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

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 blee...

Alberta's Big Budget Gamble In 2013

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

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 h...

B.C. Liberal Party Expenses Out Of Whack

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

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.

Alberta Infrastructure Debt: Borrowing Exchanges Klein Prudence For Sweetheart Union Deals

Mark Milke | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

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.

The Ad That Will Make You Vote Wildrose

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

A self-described "filmmaker" and "activist" has come out with a "subversive strategic voting video" urging Albertans to vote for any party that has the best chance of beating the Wildrose party. The actors in the spot are ever-so-hip, ever-so-diverse and ever-so-obnoxious. I suspect anyone who was on the fence before seeing this video will decide to vote Wildrose.

The Real Choice Facing Alberta Voters

Steve Lafleur | Posted 06.22.2012 | Canada
Steve Lafleur

Today, Albertans essentially have a choice between two directions. The choice isn't big government versus small government, as some commentators have argued. Neither of the front running parties has any plans to reduce the size or scope of government. The choice is between centralization and subsidiarity.

Lean Left, Voting PC?

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta's left-leaning voters don't often get much attention given the right-wing's traditional dominance of provincial politics, but there...

Alberta Leader Promises Free Tuition For All

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman whipped up the party faithful Monday in a revival-type meeting — delivering a pre-election platform t...

Next Alberta Election One To Watch

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

With Alison Redford at the helm, the Progressive Conservatives are back in their comfort zone, holding a huge lead over their rivals in Alberta. As...

Meet Alberta's First Female Premier

CP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - In a week of heartbreak and triumph, Alison Redford saw her mom die in hospital and four days later delivered a stunning electoral upset th...

Wildrose No Longer Sitting Comfortably

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada Politics

With Premier Ed Stelmach out of the way and a leadership contest stealing the spotlight, the Alberta Tories are dominating the polls once again. An...