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05/15/2015 17:35 EDT | Updated 05/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Alberta Tories to close party offices in Edmonton and Calgary and cut staff

EDMONTON - The once mighty Alberta Progressive Conservative party plans to close its offices in Edmonton and Calgary and cut all but one staff member.@#@#@#@#@#Bill Smith, past president of the party, says the moves are being made to save money.@#@#@#@#@#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.@#@#@#@#@#Smith says the office closures and staff cuts were a difficult but necessary decision as the party takes the first steps toward rebuilding.@#@#@#@#@#Twelve people are losing their jobs.@#@#@#@#@#Earlier this week Ric McIver was named interim PC party leader to replace Premier Jim Prentice, who resigned on election night.