Ed Stelmach

Stelmach Has Some Advice For Next Tory Leader

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach says the province's next Conservative leader needs to "be modest, be humble" and acknowledge that mistakes...

It's Not Easy Guarding Politicans

CBC | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada

The video of plainclothes Quebec provincial police hustling premier-designate Pauline Marois from the stage in the middle of her election victory spee...

Sh*t Alberta Premiers Say

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

Albertans pride themselves on being straight-shooters -- why beat around the bush when you can cut to the chase? And, if you're a politician, the adde...

What Really Cost Wildrose The Election?

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach says Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith's refusal to admit climate change exists cost her party a shot at vi...

At Budget Time, the Poor Get Ignored

Hassan Arif | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Cutting programs that help the poor may be politically expedient, but it is not morally right, and fiscally can have disastrous consequences. The commitment of poverty reduction is not seen from the current Alward government.

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 ...

Power Line Mega Projects Put On Hold In Alberta

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta Premier Alison Redford reversed her own government's decision Friday on a controversial multibillion-dollar power line project, but...

Alberta's New Premier Sworn In

CBC | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

Alison Redford was sworn in Friday as the province's 14th premier in a ceremony at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton. Redfo...

'Americans Will Get The Jobs, Canadians Will Get The Pollution'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Business

"Americans will get the jobs, Canadians will get the pollution." That's the talking point a union that represents workers in the Alberta oil sands ...

Will There Be A Second Round For Alberta Leadership?

CP | Dean Bennett; Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Former cabinet minister Gary Mar was the top choice of Alberta Progressive Conservatives as the province's next premier, but he didn't get e...

Decision Day For Alberta Tories

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2011 | Canada Politics

UPDATE 5: Posted new story updated with Gary Mar's lead. UPDATE 4: Here's the top four with 10 polls reporting: Gary Mar 44.4%, Alison Redford 18%,...

Meet The Alberta Tory Leadership Hopefuls

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada

The six candidates vying to become the next leader of Alberta's Progressive Conservatives. The winner will also become premier.Doug Griffiths: A 38-ye...

Alberta Conservative Leadership Hopefuls Borrowing From Wildrose Platform

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - A year ago, Danielle Smith of Alberta's opposition Wildrose Party told a packed room at the Capri Centre in Red Deer the Progressive Conser...

Expect More Oil Sands Protests, Stelmach Says

CBC | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach said Thursday that people should not be surprised by the protest in front of the White House over an Alberta to Texas pipe...

Alberta's Plan For Oil Sands To Meet Opposition From Left And Right

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Alberta's plan to balance development and the environment in the oilsands region has already been criticized by industry and environmentali...

Canada's Green Energy Plan: National Leadership Missing in Action

Deborah Coyne | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada
Deborah Coyne

Despite the need for bold leadership to rise above the dissonant cacophony of provincial voices and ensure concrete progress towards Canada's green energy future, the federal government remains content to muddle along, making ad hoc one-off deals with provinces. Canadians must directly challenge this incoherence.

Harper Government Minister Pushed Alberta Towards Cap-And-Trade

CP | Mark Brownlee, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A former Conservative cabinet minister attempted to convince Alberta politicians to accept a more stringent regulatory approach to curbing c...

Alberta Tories Grill, Tweet To Get Noticed

The Canadian Press | Chris Purdy | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - One politician who wants to be Alberta's next premier is reaching out to potential voters through their stomachs with a sizzling backyard barbecue contest.

Another is promising to pretty up half-ton trucks with pictures of bighorn sheep on vanity plates.

Premiers Meeting: Targeting Asian Markets

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - The country's premiers want to ensure Canada seizes the economic opportunities associated with being a part of the A...

Alberta Deficit Not As Woeful As Expected

CP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- EDMONTON - Alberta's bottom line is looking less saggy, but critics say the province is getting financially fit by blind luck ra...