Alison Redford Alberta

Redford Out, Hancock Sworn In

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - It's official — Dave Hancock is now the 15th premier of Alberta.Hancock took the oath of office in front of fellow caucus members, family...

Did Sexism Play A Role In Redford's Demise?

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

The departure of Alberta's first female premier this week, in the face of mounting public and party pressure, has reignited a familiar question: Did s...

Reaction Divided To Redford's Resignation

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Many political watchers were shocked at Alison Redford's Wednesday announcement that she will resign as Alberta premier as of Sunday. Thank you Al...

What Went Wrong For Redford: A Timeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Here's a look at some of the troubles that led to Alberta Premier Alison Redford's resignation:Dec. 10: Redford and an aide attend the memo...

Alison Redford Resigns

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Just 29 months after Alberta Premier Alison Redford stood at the base of the grand stairs in the legislature rotunda to take the oath of of...

Redford Faces Hard-Hitting Questions

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford faced some tough questions at a party board meeting on Saturday, capping off what she admits has been a tough...

1st Surplus In 6 Years

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta is back in the black when it comes to day-to-day spending, but the good times are being underwritten with billions of dollars in de...

Redford Grounds Government Planes Pending Review

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford revealed Tuesday that she spent taxpayers' money to fly her daughter's friends around on government aircraft...

Redford's Problems Dragging Down Alberta Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

A new poll suggests Alberta Premier Alison Redford, evidently one of the least popular political leaders in Canada, is beginning to drag down her part...

Alison 2.0

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - One year after Alison Redford won her first popular mandate, the Alberta premier remembers not only voting day, but the uneasy feeling just...

The Bitumen Bubble: Redford Needs To Bite The Bullet

Vincent St. Pierre | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Vincent St. Pierre

Either you raise taxes or cut services to millions of Albertans. Or both. You can't make a balanced budget exist out of no where, although the  Redford Conservatives have tried by calling their previous budget balanced by excluding capital funding. Skirting the fundamental problems with Alberta's governing party can only go so far and a part in government can only run around the issue for so long before reality hits.

Her Sister Used Taxpayer Money To Support Tories

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Documents show the sister of Alberta Premier Alison Redford used her position as a health board executive to attend and hold Progressive Co...

NDP Mocks Redford Over Transition Pay

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The whip of Alberta's Tory caucus took the blame Monday for confusion that put him publicly at odds with Premier Alison Redford and allowed...

Numbers Don't Lie: So These Are Redford's Approval Ratings

The Huffington Post Canada | Pablo Fernandez | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada Alberta

Her approval may be down slightly but Alberta Premier Alison Redford is still the country’s second most popular provincial leader, according to the ...

Redford Sad For Charest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she isn't going to jump to any conclusions about the newly elected premier of Quebec. Redford says sh...

After 100 Years, This Province Opens A Time Capsule

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The contents of a time capsule that was opened on the 100th birthday of Alberta's legislature building do not appear to have survived the c...

Western Premiers Have Redford's Back

CBC | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she is pleased that her counterparts supported her idea for a Canadian energy strategy at the Western...

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.

Guess Who Supports Alison Redford

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - The patriarch of Alberta's Progressive Conservative party has made a plea to Conservatives who have switched to the rival Wildrose, by pledg...

Wildrose To Cure Ailing Health Care System?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Alberta's Wildrose party says it will expand the scope of a judicial health inquiry to include allegations of doctor intimidation and queue ...

Politicians Pay Back Salary After Committee Goes Idle

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The Alberta Progressive Conservatives are ordering their government members to return some of the money they were paid for sitting on a com...

Alberta's Wildrose Party Must Embrace the "Dirty Harry Gambit"

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

The Conservatives played up the idea of building more prisons and enacting tougher laws. The Tories did this because they knew full well that their right-wing "law and order" supporters would love it, but so would ordinary non-ideological voters who just want criminals thrown in jail. I call this ploy, the "Dirty Harry Gambit."

Tough Budget Choices For Redford

CBC | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

When Alberta Premier Alison Redford delivers her first budget in 2012, it won't be balanced, but she says it also won't be one her rivals ...

Shock Poll .. NOT! Albertans Love The Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Politics

The next province heading to the polls looks set to continue the winning streak for incumbent governments. But as in Manitoba and Newfoundland and...

Alberta Premier's Salary, Expenses Under Scrutiny

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford is promising to release details on expense money she gets from her party, but is deflecting opposition quest...