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Redford's Timeline Of Troubles

EDMONTON - Here's a look at some of the troubles that led to former Alberta premier Alison Redford's resignation as a member of the legislature Wednesday:Dec. 10: Redford and an aide attend the memori...
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Redford Out, Hancock Sworn In

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, and guests in a short ceremony at Government House...
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What Went Wrong For Redford: A Timeline

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 memorial for former South African president Nelson Man...
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Alison Redford Resigns

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 office, she stood at the same spot Wednesday and qui...
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Redford Faces Hard-Hitting Questions

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 week.But she and Progressive Conservative party p...
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1st Surplus In 6 Years

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 debt, which is now at $14 billion and rising.The pro...
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Alison 2.0

EDMONTON - One year after Alison Redford won her first popular mandate, the Alberta premier remembers not only voting day, but the uneasy feeling just before she dropped the writ.It was last March 26....
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The Bitumen Bubble: Redford Needs To Bite The Bullet

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.
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NDP Mocks Redford Over Transition Pay

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 critics to mock his boss for being out of touch w...
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Redford Sad For Charest

CALGARY - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she isn't going to jump to any conclusions about the newly elected premier of Quebec. Redford says she intends to chat with Pauline Marois over the next c...
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Western Premiers Have Redford's Back

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she is pleased that her counterparts supported her idea for a Canadian energy strategy at the Western Premiers' Conference in Edmonton on Tuesday. "There's an unde...
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The Ad That Will Make You Vote Wildrose

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.
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Guess Who Supports Alison Redford

CALGARY - The patriarch of Alberta's Progressive Conservative party has made a plea to Conservatives who have switched to the rival Wildrose, by pledging support for Alison Redford Saturday.Former pre...

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

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

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 can run on. "I'm quite sure that over the next two or three m...